Undergraduate Certificate in Science (Z0J)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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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

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Distance Hobart
Semester 2
This is an industry-focused program designed for people interested in working in fields that require specialised skills and knowledge of applied science principles and processes, including those who may never have considered a career in science. Industry experts have helped to develop the course and are actively involved in its delivery.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Science aims to prepare graduates to become creative, ethical, adaptable and industry-aware with the skills and knowledge sought after by science-based growth industries.

Completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Science will enable you to:

  • apply scientific theory in contemporary industry practice
  • commence employment or enhance career opportunities
  • transition into further study, with credit into an Associate Degree in Applied Science
  1. Interpret and apply scientific principles and knowledge to science-based industries
  2. Describe and evaluate quality and regulatory challenges in science-based industry
  3. Communicate and reflect on knowledge, skills, behaviours and attributes required to develop and enhance career opportunities

Practice-based, experiential learning and portfolio development is a key component of the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Health. In order to develop key transferable practitioner skills, students are exposed to authentic and engaging learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. The work-based components will be tailored to individual student circumstances. Students with current employment will be encouraged to apply and complete relevant assessments within their work environment. At a minimum, students without access to a relevant work environment will be provided with authentic simulated experiences. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice, (ii) how issues such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership are reflected in the workplace and (iii) the role of reflection and deliberative thinking in developing workplace-based knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations.

Course structure

The course structure comprises four 12.5 credit point units with one core unit and three electives.

Core

In this unit, you will identify skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals to work in your chosen industry. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Electives

Choose any three of the following:

Quality management focuses on the quality of physical products as well as services and processes, and how they can be improved. The principles and processes of quality management are the key elements that businesses use to respond to market and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit, you will gain an insight into the world of chemistry via industry processes. You will work through collaborative and individual activities covering a range of topics such as the chemical basics of matter, introductory chemical analysis, states…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

In this unit you will be introduced to the regulatory environment in which applied science enterprises operate. In particular, you will explore the regulatory challenges of product safety, biosecurity and environment protection, as well as business practices inherent in product…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

Do you want to participate in transformations for a better world? Do you want to know how to make a difference? In this unit, you will learn ways to do this, by drawing on a framework that assembles the 17…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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)

  • This course uses ATAR and equivalent ranks as part of the admission process, OR
  • Completed the TCE (or equivalent) with a minimum of Satisfactory Achievements (SA) in 5 x Level 2 subjects.OR

Applicants with previous higher education study

  • Completed at least two units (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) of Bachelor level study or four units (equivalent to 50 UTAS credit points) of Associate Degree level study, OR
  • Completed the UTAS Diploma of University Studies or University Preparation Program (UPP); OR
  • Completed four or more units in the UTAS Diploma of University Studies or UPP with no fail resultsOR

Applicants with previous VET / TAFE study

  • Completed a Certificate III or higher in a related field of study, OR
  • Completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in any field of study, OR

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 Science will receive advanced standing for four 12.5 credit point units of the Associate Degree in Applied Science.

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

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

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

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $11,475 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $22,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

HECS scholarships for 2020

Domestic students applying to study in 2020 will receive a 100% tuition fee waiver for the first 4 units.

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

How can we help?

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Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
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