The Cert IV in Tertiary Preparation is now available at RMIT Hamilton.
Starting in late March, the program is the perfect stepping stone for people returning to study, career changers who need tertiary qualifications or for Year 12 students who missed out on their preferred program.
Judy Nichols, the program’s Coordinator said it was a way for school leavers to get where they wanted to go, especially those who didn’t have the right perquisites or had changed their mind.
“There will be guaranteed places for you in 17 different RMIT programs in 2016 upon completion, or a place at another university,” she said.
Students spend two semesters supported by local teachers who are experienced in tertiary preparation, learning support and student mentoring.
In the second semester, students attend RMIT in Melbourne to study engineering, science or media, which will lead them to qualifications in areas such as nursing; building and construction; computer systems, land management and conservation and many more.
Mentors and Hamilton staff will be available in Melbourne to help them settle into living and studying away from home.
Baimbridge College Principal, Rob Vecchiet said the program presented a unique and new opportunity for rural students to have a taste of tertiary learning and student life in Melbourne.
“Not all students have a clear pathway for their future or have the ‘I can do this’ mindset,” he said.
“This is more than learning, it is about understanding the different pathways for a bright future, building confidence and how to study and live in Melbourne safely and successfully.”
This opportunity has been tailored to meet some of the challenges rural students and families face after Year 12.
For more information contact RMIT University in Hamilton (03) 55720500, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Judy Pekin Learning Support Officer on 0403 838 334.
For interviews: RMIT Project Coordinator Judy Nichols, 0429 121 258.
For media enquiries: RMIT Communications Project Officer, Michelle Badenhorst, (03) 5572 0505 or 0430 382 432.