Certificate III in Science
DurationFull-time 6 months, Part-time 1 year
Next intakeFebruary, July
Next intakeNot applicable
Interested in further science study but didn't complete VCE? This program is designed for those looking for an alternate pathway to a tertiary science program.
The Certificate III in Science covers core skills across a range of scientific fields including mathematics, biology and chemistry as well as covering general scientific skills such as laboratory practices and interpreting scientific literature.
Classes are held in our industry-standard laboratories and intentionally kept small to maximise your one-on-one time with teachers.
Studying in a real-world environment allows you to easily transfer your skills to the workforce when you graduate.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
As well as completing core science subjects (mathematics, biology, chemistry, computing), you'll learn scientific communication skills, including scientific writing and how to read and interpret scientific literature.
You will need to complete six core courses plus five elective courses.
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One semester full time study or 2 semesters part-time study
One semester full time
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Program code: C3399
National curriculum code: 22441VIC
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place.
To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at ‘How to check if you are eligible’*.
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2019 is $303.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).