Courses

Certificate III in Science / Certificate II in General Education for Adults

Pathway to Science and Health

22441VIC

The Certificate III in Science (22441VIC) / Certificate II in General Education for Adults (22473VIC) caters for students who would like to improve their knowledge of science and mathematics before further study. The course is particularly helpful as a bridging pathway into Nursing.

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 focusing particularly on bridging into Nursing and Health related courses, but also into other science related courses. It is also suitable for overseas-born students who have studied science in their own language but require further English before further study.

This course is particularly helpful as a bridging pathway towards further study in science-related fields such as:

  • Nursing
  • Pathology Testing
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Animal Technology
  • Veterinary Nursing

Prepare for entry into Science and Health

Our Bridging Science dual qualification offers:

  • Opportunity to plan your future study and career options
  • Extra support with science-related language and maths skills

The Certificate III in Science / Certificate II in General Education for Adults is offered through the Bridging and Preparatory Studies department and is suitable for overseas-born students who have studied science in their own language but require further English before further study.

The subjects covered include:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • Science literacy

Local Students

Code

22441VIC

Campuses

Epping

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
800 nominal hours

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$2200
Ineligible:$7500
Concession:$425
Materials:$60

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment is continuous throughout the year and is based on class work, assignments, practical work and tests

Materials

Students 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.

Entrance Requirements

All applicants must attend an information session and complete a one-hour online assessment to ensure the course is suitable for students’ needs and current skill level. This course is suitable for adults with basic maths and literacy skills.

Pathways to further study

This 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 Pathways

Prepare 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 preparation for the Certificate IV in Science 22442VIC.

Enrolment Intake

  • February

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.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBWHS201 CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS 20
VU21326 ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 25
VU21330 CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 25
VU22065 CONDUCT AND PRESENT SIMPLE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 20
VU22066 DEVELOP STUDY SKILLS FOR SCIENCE 30
VU22067 WORK WITH MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES 100
VU22068 EXAMINE CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY 50
VU22069 EXAMINE CONCEPTS IN CHEMISTRY 50
VU22070 EXAMINE CONCEPTS IN PHYSICS 50
VU22071 EXAMINE BODY SYSTEMS 50
VU22411 RESEARCH PATHWAYS AND PRODUCE A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO 20
VU22412 IMPLEMENT AND REVIEW A PROJECT 30
VU22414 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 30
VU22416 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY 30
VU22419 CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 30
VU22421 CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY 30
VU22422 INVESTIGATE AND INTERPRET SHAPES AND MEASUREMENTS AND RELATED FORMULAE 50
VU22423 INVESTIGATE NUMERICAL AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION 50
VU22424 INVESTIGATE AND USE SIMPLE MATHEMATICAL FORMULAE AND PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUES 50
VU22426 INVESTIGATE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS 20
VU22432 INVESTIGATE CHEMICAL BEHAVIOUR OF COMMON SUBSTANCES 20
VU22447 ANALYSE SCIENCE IN THE COMMUNITY 40

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.