Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

National Code: 52831WA
TAFE SA Code: AC00087


Gain the foundation knowledge and skills you need to meet the entry requirements for the Diploma of Nursing. Whether you’re a mature age student or in high school and not looking to gain an ATAR, this course can provide you with another pathway to higher education.

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Up to 6 months 

Full Time

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Course Admission Requirements

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

Total Fees for the 6 month course
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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

  • 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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply academic skills 40
    Design and produce digital 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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