Tertiary Preparation

Certificate IV

National Code: 10224NAT

Course information

About the course

Course Number: 10224NAT-01V03

If you didn't finish high school but want to apply to university, this is the right course for you. The Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (TPC) is widely accepted as a Year 12 equivalent entry qualification for tertiary education, higher level VET qualifications and employment requiring a Year 12 equivalent qualification.

The TPC is recognised as a Year 12 equivalent credential by NSW and interstate universities. Students who complete the TPC are eligible to apply for undergraduate courses at both university and TAFE NSW.

The TPC is also recognised as a Year 12 equivalent credential by the Australian Defence Forces, NSW Police Service and other State and Federal Government agencies.

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  • What you'll learn

  • Entry requirements

  • Career opportunities

  • TAFE 2 uni pathways

  • Get credit for previous study and life experience

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Counselling and career services
Disability support services
Libraries and information services

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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.

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The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.

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