10950NAT CERTIFICATE IV IN UNIVERSITY PREPARATION

10950NAT CERTIFICATE IV IN UNIVERSITY PREPARATION

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PROGRAM INFORMATION


The 10950NAT Certificate IV in University Preparation supports learners to enter university with fundamental knowledge and skills that support achievement. The program facilitates university entry and prepares learners to study in most undergraduate degree programs in Queensland. Click here for more information about progressing to a university in Queensland

The 10950NAT Certificate IV in University Preparation is designed to:

International students as well as students who are Australian citizens or hold current Australian Permanent Residency status who meet the entry criteria can enter the 10950NAT Certificate IV in University Preparation.

All scheduled classes will be delivered online. Onshore students currently located in Brisbane will have access to IES College's learning facilities located at 433 Boundary Street in Spring Hill including some computer labs, an art gallery, numerous quiet and social areas, as well as a student lounge area with kitchen and cafe facilities and student services.


STANDARD ONLINE DELIVERY

The 10950NAT Certificate IV in University Preparation delivered in Standard mode is recommended for students with good academic results and English language proficiency. It is the most popular of the three delivery modes, with the majority of students choosing to study it. Students complete their studies in small class-sizes and have full access to student support services throughout the duration of their studies.

Standard delivery is 36 weeks in duration, with three weeks holidays, and is taught online over four nine week terms. There are two Standard delivery intakes each year in February and August.


EXPRESS ONLINE DELIVERY

The 10950NAT Certificate IV in University Preparation delivered in Express mode is designed for students who have stronger English language proficiency and are capable of handling a faster pace of tuition. It is also suitable for students who have completed a matriculation program in their own country but have not quite met the entry levels for undergraduate study or who need to gain assumed knowledge in certain subjects.

Express delivery is 28 weeks in duration, with one week holiday, and is taught online over four seven week terms. There are two Express delivery intakes each year in May and October.


EXTENDED ONLINE DELIVERY

The 10950NAT Certificate IV in University Preparation delivered in Extended mode offers additional support and services to help students maximise their success. The extended feature consists of seven weeks of intensive Mathematics and Academic English that transition into the Standard delivery mode. The program is especially beneficial for younger students who need to increase their English language competency.

Extended delivery is 43 weeks in duration, with three weeks holidays, and is taught online across four terms. There are two Extended delivery intakes each year in January and June.


COURSE STRUCTURE

To achieve the 10950NAT Certificate IV in University Preparation qualification learners must complete a minimum of six (6) units – two (2) Core, one (1) Core Elective, and three (3) Electives. The total number of units will depend on the student's elective selections. Some electives, such as Accounting, are made up of a cluster of units and all units must be successfully completed to achieve the Accounting elective.

Mathematics or Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) are classified as core electives, and learners must select and complete at least one of them to achieve the qualification. Learners who have selected HASS as their core elective may choose Mathematics as one of their other 3 elective selections. This will help them keep their undergraduate course options open. Similarly, learners who have selected Mathematics as their core elective may choose HASS as one of their other 3 elective selections. Students who choose the HASS Stream must check the entry requirements of their undergraduate degree of choice before making a decision as many degrees have a minimum Math requirement.

The remaining three (3) Electives may be chosen by the learner in accordance with their undergraduate study / career aspirations.

SUBJECT UNIT CODE UNIT TITLE
Core Units
Academic English NAT10950001 Employ English language skills commensurate with academic purpose
  BSBCMM411 Make a presentation
Core Electives (Select One)
Math NAT10950002 Apply intermediate mathematical concepts and techniques to solve problems
Humanities and Social Science NAT10950003 Examine concepts and principles of humanities and social sciences
Electives (Select Three)*
Behavioural Science NAT10950004 Examine behavioural science theory and associated behaviour
Biology NAT10950005 Investigate biological science problems
Chemistry NAT10950006 Investigate chemical science problems
Physics NAT10950007 Investigate physics problems
Accounting NAT10950008 Examine accounting principles, practices and business financial governance
  BSBFIN302 Maintain financial records
  BSBFIN401 Report on financial activity
Business Management NAT10950009 Evaluate business management strategies and business performance
Economics NAT10950010 Examine economic concepts, systems, models and decisions
Information Technology NAT10950011 Apply information technology theory and concepts to solve a variety of defined problems
Architecture & Design NAT10950012 Research and apply foundational theory in architectural design
Research NAT10950013 Conduct research within discipline and academic research guidelines

These units are grouped into streams. Streams are designed to best prepare students for entry into university in Queensland. Students will be given the opportunity to select one stream prior to the start of the program.

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Students may change undergraduate preference at any time during their studies providing they have selected the relevant elective subjects.

Depending on the student's undergraduate entry requirements and subject stream, not all subject combinations may be available.

Assessment

Assessment for learners is competency based. Learners must demonstrate all necessary competencies for each assessment item. Assessment in each unit will include a selection of the following task types: