Courses

Certificate IV in Science

Pathway to Science and Health

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.

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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.

Employment outcomes

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
  • engineering

Industry connections

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

Contact

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.

Local Students

Code

22220VIC

Campuses

EPPING

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
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 Delivery

Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$2300
Ineligible:$6200
Concession:$460
Materials:$60

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 Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

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

Materials

You 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.

Entrance Requirements

You 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.

Pathways to further study

Successful 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 Pathways

This course is a great step towards into your dream career in science.

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
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
VU20948 CHEMICAL REACTIONS 45
VU20949 WAVES AND OPTICS 40
VU20950 KINEMATICS 40
VU20951 CELL BIOLOGY 40
VU20952 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 40
VU20953 INTRODUCTORY GENETICS 40
VU20954 ECOLOGY 30
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

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.