CERTIFICATE IV IN HEALTH SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS

CERTIFICATE IV IN HEALTH SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS

Course Code
:
52722WA
Department
:
CENTRE FOR HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Study Area(s)
:
Health Sciences, Health and Nursing
Campus
:
MOONEE PONDS
Course Length
:
Part-time day(6 months)

Start Date(s): 8 February 2018 19 July 2018
End Date(s): 29 June 2018 7 December 2018
Days and Time: Thursdays and Fridays (some Friday's will be a flexible study day).

Course Overview

If you dream of becoming a nurse or paramedic, then our Certificate IV in Health Science Foundations provides the perfect basis to commence your career.

Our Certificate IV in Health Science Foundations course is ideal for people who did not study Science or Maths at secondary school and now wish to work in the health field. It provides students field specific knowledge in physiology, sociology, mathematics, physics and chemistry in order to successfully undertake advanced study.

In six short months, our nationally accredited Certificate IV in Health Science Foundations will teach you a number of general skills in the health industry, such as:
• referencing
• basic infection control
• human biology
• research and exam techniques

Once you have this qualification under your belt, it can also lead to a number of exciting employment opportunities, including:
• Nursing
• Paramedics
• Other medical fields

Professions in the health sciences are in high demand in Australia as well as overseas. This qualification is a great platform to take on further levels of study, especially at a higher diploma level.

There’s more good news too! You’ll be studying your health and nursing course at our Moonee Ponds campus, incorporating state-of-the-art training rooms, equipment and facilities for health as well as nursing, aged care, integrated health and disability areas of study. The campus is perfectly located, close to public transport and shopping precincts.


Our course experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about our health sciences courses.

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
50033Develop And Demonstrate Advanced Communication Skills60
50034Develop And Apply Knowledge Of Human Biology80
50035Perform Calculations In Health Mathematics36
50036Apply Concepts From Chemistry And Physics To Health63
50037Apply Basic Microbiological And Infection Control Concepts20
50038Identify And Document Sociological Processes That Influence Health34


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

• Maths

• Essay writing

• Referencing

• Human biology

• Research

• Exam techniques

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

 

For Business and Industry


We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2017 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Average annual course fee#
 
Concession
Average annual course fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Average annual course fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$1201.30
$240.2
$3800
Apprentice/Trainee
$
$
$

Table 2

Material Fees
per SC hour :
$90
Consumable Fees
per SC hour :
$70

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2017 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:
Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2017: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
293 293 $4.10 $0.82 $12.97

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2017. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Moonee Ponds campus. Face to face contact will be every Thursday and Fridays. The next intake begins on 8th February 2018. 

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in Nursing, Paramedics or other medical fields.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain general skills in the health industry, such as:
• referencing
• basic infection control
• human biology
• research and exam techniques

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Health Science Foundations. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies at Diploma level.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must click on the APPLY HERE button. You will receive an email shortly afterwards advising you of costs and steps to follow in order to join the next intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

Applications are now open for our next intake, commencing 8th February 2018.  Prior to the commencement of this course you are required to attend a mandatory orientation session.

Applications can be made via the following link https://webapps.kangan.edu.au/EnrolmentPortal/Application.aspx?CourseID=2927  

All enrolments are online via the applicant email address.  There are no set prerequisites of this course.