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. Our Certificate IV in Science graduates 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 were born overseas and studied science in your own language but require additional English before you go onto 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
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
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 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.
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.
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 our own 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, but we suggest going on and completing further study in science before working in the field
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.
|MSL943002||Participate in laboratory or field workplace safety||40|
|VU22072||Apply essential further study skills for science||90|
|VU22073||Research scientific fields of study||40|
|VU22074||Use a range of techniques to solve mathematical problems||110|
|VU22075||Apply mathematical techniques to scientific contexts||70|
|VU22076||Investigate atomic structure and bonding||50|
|VU22077||Investigate stoichiometry and solution chemistry||45|
|VU22078||Investigate organic chemistry and properties of materials||20|
|VU22079||Investigate chemical reactions||45|
|VU22080||Investigate waves and optics||40|
|VU22081||Apply principles of kinematics||40|
|VU22083||Apply dynamics and conservation principles||50|
|VU22085||Investigate cell biology||40|
|VU22086||Investigate anatomy and physiology||40|
|VU22087||Investigate introductory genetics||40|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.