Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Science is a bridging course for mature age students and school leavers like you who wish to pursue further study in a science related field at university level. Students who have completed the Certificate IV in Science have gone on to great success in a wide range of university science courses.
Begin your exciting science career with us
Melbourne Polytechnic’s bridging program is designed to help develop your skills and knowledge so you can enrol in further study to pursue a career in allied health, health sciences and engineering at a higher education/university level. This course is also suitable if you are an overseas born student who has studied science in your own language but require further English before further study.
You will gain a good grounding in chemistry, biology, physics and maths and develop the writing skills necessary to support your science studies.
With further study, your possible career pathways include:
- health – e.g. dietetics, nursing, medical imaging
- physical and chemical science – e.g. astronomy, pharmaceuticals, forensic science
- life and environmental science – e.g. marine biology, agriculture, veterinary science
You’ll get the latest from the best, including:
- guest speakers from higher education/tertiary institutions including La Trobe University Faculties of Health Science and Science
- excursions determined by student interest and relevance to classroom topics/course content
For additional informaton on our Certificate IV in Science, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
Course note: 990 hours. February intake.
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 RequirementsYou will be interviewed to ensure the course is suitable for your needs. All students are required to have basic maths skills which may be gained from the Certificate II in General Education for Adults. If you have not participated in the Certificate II in General Education for Adults, your maths skills will be assessed in interview.
Assessment MethodsAssessment is continuous throughout the year and based on tests, assignments and practical work.
MaterialsYou are required to bring your own stationery, text books, workbooks, and scientific calculator.
We will provide you with worksheets, and a range of facilities and services including well equipped chemistry, biology, physics and computer laboratories.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course will make you eligible for a range of tertiary, science and health courses such as Science, Biotechnology and Nursing, as well as Melbourne Polytechnic's science-related higher education programs, including Agriculture and Land Management, Aquaculture, Winemaking and Viticulture, and Equine Studies.
Career PathwaysThis course is a great step towards into your dream career in science.
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.
|ICAICT105A||OPERATE SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS||30|
|MEM30012A||APPLY MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES IN A MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING OR RELATED ENVIRONMENT||40|
|MSL943002A||PARTICIPATE IN LABORATORY AND FIELD WORKPLACE SAFETY||40|
|VU20932||APPLY ESSENTIAL FURTHER STUDY SKILLS FOR SCIENCE||90|
|VU20933||RESEARCH SCIENTIFIC FIELDS OF STUDY||40|
|VU20934||APPLY MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES TO SCIENTIFIC CONTEXTS||70|
|VU20935||ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND BONDING||50|
|VU20945||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICITY||40|
|VU20946||STOICHIOMETRY AND SOLUTION CHEMISTRY||45|
|VU20947||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS||20|
|VU20949||WAVES AND OPTICS||40|
|VU20952||ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY||40|
|VU21058||USE A RANGE OF TECHNIQUES TO SOLVE MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS||110|
|VU21079||APPLY DYNAMICS AND CONSERVATION PRINCIPLES||50|
|VU21081||WORK MATHEMATICALLY WITH STATISTICS AND CALCULUS||50|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.