Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation
DurationFull-time 6 months, Part-time may be available, Other
Gain the confidence you need for further study. This course is designed as a pathway for school leavers who did not attain the required skill level, or for those who have not studied for some years.
Whether you've missed out on your first study preference or you feel like you need some extra time to prepare before university, then this course will prepare you. You'll gain the academic skills you need to undertake vocational or university studies.
This one-semester long course has specialised business, legal, engineering and science streams designed to give you an introduction to the area of your future studies.
What you will gain through this program
Studying this course, you will develop the academic skills, knowledge and confidence required to participate in higher-level qualifications and enhance your future career opportunities.
Why study Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation at RMIT?
Completion of this course provides a guaranteed pathway into many RMIT programs, if certain criteria are met.
At RMIT, you’ll be studying at an institution with expert teachers, passionate researchers, and strong connections to industry. You will have the opportunity to take part in career and further education planning so you can explore your study options and develop a pathway for the future.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations and group discussions.
Please note: For the science and engineering streams, having maths to at least year 10 level (or equivalent) will enhance the likelihood of successfully completing the maths component of this certificate. If your maths skills are below a year 10 level, consider the Certificate III in Science before the Certificate IV in Preparation – Science stream.
Engineering stream: 6 months full-time
Science stream: 6 months full-time
Business stream: 6 months full-time
Legal stream: 6 months full-time
Midyear intake available.
You’ll organise and monitor your own learning over the course of the five core modules and five electives from your selected specialist stream (engineering, science, justice and legal, or business).
You'll explore different tertiary options and develop an individual pathway to prepare yourself for further study.
You will select one (1) of the following specialist streams:
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Program code: C4386
National curriculum code: 22313VIC
There are no minimum entry requirements.
However you should have the minimum language, literacy and numeracy skills that align to Level 3 in ACSF. This means that you can:
- Read and interpret information in texts
- Write about ideas and information
- Speak formally and informally
- Interpret simple mathematical information
The completion of this program may provide guaranteed pathways (certain criteria must be met) into engineering and science programs at RMIT:
- Diploma of International Business
- Diploma of Business Administration
- Diploma of Leadership and Management
- Diploma of Accounting
- Diploma of Information Technology
- Diploma of Financial Planning
- Diploma of Business
- Diploma of Business (Public Relations)
- Diploma of Logistics
- Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
- Diploma of Surveying
- Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering
- Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
- Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)
- Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)
- Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Electrical)
- Advanced Diploma of Surveying
- Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing)
- Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
- Diploma in Dental Technology
Please contact our office on +61 3 9925 4488 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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.
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).
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.