The Certificate III in Science caters for mature-age students who are interested in, but do not have a background in science and school leavers who need to improve their knowledge of science and mathematics before further study.
Prepare for entry into Science and Health
This course prepares you for entry into a range of science and health courses at a Certificate IV or Diploma level. You can also use the Certificate III in Science as a preparation for the Certificate IV in Science.
The Certificate III in Science is offered through the Bridging and Preparatory Studies department. The course is also suitable for overseas born students who have studied science in their own language but require further English before further study.
In this course:
- 11 modules are taught from the Certificate III in Science, and
- 10 modules are taught from the Certificate II in General Education for Adults (CGEA)
Understand the concepts and develop skills
Studying this course will help you to:
- fill gaps in your knowledge
- understand concepts in maths and sciences
- develop critical thinking skills
- build confidence in the best education environment
The subjects covered include:
- science literacy
The universe is at your doorstep
If you complete this course, you can pursue further study in a range of science-related courses such as:
- laboratory technology
- animal technology
Gain skills and knowledge in:
- anatomy and physiology
- cell biology
- atomic structure
- measurement and trigonometry
- algebra and functions
- report writing
- computer skills
- study techniques
- working in labs
Melbourne Polytechnic’s combined qualifications and pathways
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Science combined with the Certificate II in General Education for Adults will increase your employment options.
For additional information the Certificate III in Science, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsAll applicants must attend an interview. Course is suitable for adults with basic maths skills who want to further develop their knowledge of science and maths.
Assessment MethodsAssessment is continuous throughout the year and is based on class work, assignments, practical work and tests
MaterialsStudents are required to provide their own stationery, writing materials and a scientific calculator and will be provided with worksheets during class. Students have access to a range of facilities and services to assist with their learning and wellbeing while at Melbourne Polytechnic.
Pathways to further studyThis course prepares you for a range of Certificate IV and Diploma courses, e.g. laboratory technology, animal technology and nursing. You may also wish to continue on with our Certificate IV in Science
Career PathwaysAs a graduate you can apply for a range of Certificate IV and Diploma courses related to Science or work in the broader science field, such as a laboratory technician
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.