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. 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 and is also suitable for overseas born students who have studied science in their own language but require further English before further study.
Understand the concepts and develop skills
Studying this course will help you to:
- fill gaps in your knowledge
- understand concepts in maths and science
- 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 the Diploma of Nursing and Bachelor of Nursing as well as other 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
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
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
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.
Entrance RequirementsAll 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 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.
|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|
|VU21383||Analayse and evaluate numerical and statistical information||50|
|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|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.