Courses

Certificate III in Science

Pathway to Science and Health

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.

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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 course. 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

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:

  • chemistry
  • biology
  • physics
  • maths
  • 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
  • engineering
  • animal technology

Gain skills and knowledge in:

  • anatomy and physiology
  • cell biology
  • atomic structure
  • motion
  • sound
  • measurement and trigonometry
  • algebra and functions
  • statistics
  • report writing
  • computer skills
  • study techniques
  • working in labs

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Contact

For additional information the Certificate III in Science, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

22219VIC

Campuses

EPPING

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months
460 hours

Part-time:

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 Delivery

Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$1300
Ineligible:$4250
Concession:$260
Materials:$60

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

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 interview. Course is suitable for adults with basic maths skills who want to further develop their knowledge of science and maths.

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

As 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

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
HLTAP301B RECOGNISE HEALTHY BODY SYSTEMS IN A HEALTH CARE CONTEXT 40
PSPOHS201B FOLLOW WORKPLACE SAFETY PROCEDURES 20
VBQU157 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 25
VBQU161 CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 25
VU20928 DESIGN A LEARNING PLAN 20
VU20929 CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY 50
VU20930 CONCEPTS IN CHEMISTRY 50
VU20931 CONCEPTS IN PHYSICS 50
VU21057 CONDUCT AND PRESENT SIMPLE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 20
VU21058 USE A RANGE OF TECHNIQUES TO SOLVE MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS 110
VU21367 INVESTIGATE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF LIVING THINGS 20

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.