Undergraduate Certificate in University Preparation (20A)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Hobart
Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Undergraduate Certificate in University Preparation is designed as an alternative entry pathway to university study. The units included in the course provide foundational skills and knowledge to begin your academic journey.

On completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in University Preparation, you will be able to:

  • negotiate the university environment confidently
  • engage with academic information in a variety of contexts and formats
  • interpret and evaluate knowledge from a variety of different perspectives
  • reflect on and develop your capacity as a learner
  • undertake further study, with credit into a Diploma of University Studies
  1. Identify and implement strategies to negotiate the university environment
  2. Apply generic skills for academic purposes underpinned by principles of academic integrity
  3. Interpret, evaluate, and transmit knowledge and information in an academic context

Project and team-based learning is a key component of the Undergraduate Certificate in University Preparation. Students doing these units are encouraged to apply knowledge in community or home contexts (or their workplaces if applicable). Students are exposed to authentic and engaging learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work, but also of study and community. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice, (ii) issues such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership and (iii) the role of reflection and deliberative thinking in developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations.

Course structure

The course structure comprises four 12.5 credit point elective units

Select any four from the following:

This unit provides underpinning skills, techniques, and strategies to prepare you for University-level study. You will learn practical skills and be introduced to concepts that you will apply in other units of study. These include effective study techniques, note-taking methods,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will develop your ability to communicate in written form in a university environment. You will gain the skills and develop strategies to plan and write academically. In particular, you will analyse assignment tasks, learn how to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will develop the skills needed to work in academic lab settings and carry out experiments in a safe, ethical and responsible way. Through a range of learning activities, you will explore basic concepts in various sciences…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will develop the mathematical knowledge, skills, and confidence essential for further University study. In particular, you will explore and apply methods for:Gathering, presenting and analysing numerical information (data, graphs, statistics)Reasoning about relative proportions (ratios, scaling, percentages,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Wellbeing Toolkit is a unit that introduces a range of key topics, principles, skills and capabilities within a Tasmanian context. At the University of Tasmania, we believe that our island is stronger together. So, as we face various challenges,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartWinter school (early)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

This Undergraduate Certificate is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds.

Applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)

  • Completion of secondary education with an ATAR, OR
  • Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your study plan and subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

Applicants with previous VET / TAFE study

  • Completion of a Certificate III or higher

Applications on the basis of work or life experience

If you have not completed any of the above but have relevant work and life experience, you can complete a personal competency statement.

Further information It is recommended that you submit supporting documentation (e.g. certificates, qualifications, resume etc.) as part of your application. We will attempt to access certain documents on your behalf (e.g. Year 11 and 12 College results or University academic records). Otherwise, you may be contacted to provide additional documentation when your application is reviewed.

Prerequisites Nil

International Applicants
This course is not CRICOS registered and therefore is not available for International Students.

Passes in units in other incomplete courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution may be credited towards the undergraduate certificate and a course plan developed to detail the units required by the student to qualify for the undergraduate certificate. The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits as stated in Rule 6: Admission, Assessment and Student Progress.

Students completing the Undergraduate Certificate in University preparation will receive advanced standing into the Diploma of University Studies.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

The units included in this course are covered by a fee waiver.

How can we help?

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International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
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