Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

National Code: 52831WA
TAFE SA Code: AC00087


Learn the underpinning knowledge and skills to meet the entry requirements for the Diploma of Nursing. This course is an integral step in the study pathway for students in high school who are not in the ATAR study pathway to enable them to achieve an alternative entry into higher education.

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Up to 30 months 

Full Time

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Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Graduates will have a broad factual and theoretical knowledge in health related subject areas. This is a foundation course intended as a pathway to further nursing study.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies (52831WA)
    This course covers skills in producing text documents, medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, fundamental principles of microbiology, mathematics in a nursing context and fundamentals of physics and chemistry in a health context. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply academic skills 40
    Design and produce text documents 90
    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60
    Provide information on human anatomy and physiology 60
    Provide information on the fundamental principles of microbiology used in health settings 30
    Use fundamentals of physics and chemistry in a health context 35
    Use mathematics in a nursing and health context 45
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