52895WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

National ID
52895WA
WA Course Code
BGS66
CRICOS code
111816C

Why choose this course?

If you are interested in the health industry and need the foundations to commence your career, this course will provide you with a sound knowledge on the human body and health, as well as the study skills to support further learning.

During your course you will study how to interpret and apply medical terminology, learn about human anatomy and physiology, gain knowledge on the fundamental principles of microbiology used in health settings and learn how to use mathematics in a nursing and health context.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will meet the academic entry requirements for further study in the health area including HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing or any health-related degrees at university level.

Students who apply for this course as a pathway into HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing will need to achieve an IELTS of 7.0 with no band lower than 7.0.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 11.

  • Students must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no bands lower than 6.5 for entry into 52895WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $8,930
  • Resources fee: $327
  • Materials fee: $255

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 11/12
52895WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies - BGS66
1 semester

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
  • PREAPU401 Provide information on human anatomy and physiology
  • PREASU403 Apply academic skills
  • PREMHA404 Use mathematics in a nursing and health context
  • PREMHS402 Provide information on the fundamental principles of microbiology used in health settings
  • PREPHC405 Use fundamentals of physics and chemistry in a health context
Elective units

There are no elective units for this course.

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include direct observation, research projects, case studies, verbal presentations and worksheet assessments.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations and activities, handouts, recommended references, internet access and the on campus Library where supplementary resources such as CD’s, DVD’s and videos can be accessed. 

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialised equipment used for demonstration purposes, laboratory and diagnostic equipment, anatomy, chemistry, physics and health equipment and models and computer labs and classrooms.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $8,930
  • Resources fee: $327
  • Materials fee: $255

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 11
52895WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies - BGS66
1 semester

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
  • PREAPU401 Provide information on human anatomy and physiology
  • PREASU403 Apply academic skills
  • PREMHA404 Use mathematics in a nursing and health context
  • PREMHS402 Provide information on the fundamental principles of microbiology used in health settings
  • PREPHC405 Use fundamentals of physics and chemistry in a health context
Elective units

There are no elective units for this course.

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include direct observation, research projects, case studies, verbal presentations and worksheet assessments.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations and activities, handouts, recommended references, internet access and the on campus Library where supplementary resources such as CD’s, DVD’s and videos can be accessed. 

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialised equipment used for demonstration purposes, laboratory and diagnostic equipment, anatomy, chemistry, physics and health equipment and models and computer labs and classrooms.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $8,930
  • Resources fee: $327
  • Materials fee: $255

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 11/12
52895WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies - BGS66
1 semester

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
  • PREAPU401 Provide information on human anatomy and physiology
  • PREASU403 Apply academic skills
  • PREMHA404 Use mathematics in a nursing and health context
  • PREMHS402 Provide information on the fundamental principles of microbiology used in health settings
  • PREPHC405 Use fundamentals of physics and chemistry in a health context
Elective units

There are no elective units for this course.

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include direct observation, research projects, case studies, verbal presentations and worksheet assessments.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations and activities, handouts, recommended references, internet access and the on campus Library where supplementary resources such as CD’s, DVD’s and videos can be accessed. 

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialised equipment used for demonstration purposes, laboratory and diagnostic equipment, anatomy, chemistry, physics and health equipment and models and computer labs and classrooms.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $8,930
  • Resources fee: $327
  • Materials fee: $255

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 11
52895WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies - BGS66
1 semester

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
  • PREAPU401 Provide information on human anatomy and physiology
  • PREASU403 Apply academic skills
  • PREMHA404 Use mathematics in a nursing and health context
  • PREMHS402 Provide information on the fundamental principles of microbiology used in health settings
  • PREPHC405 Use fundamentals of physics and chemistry in a health context
Elective units

There are no elective units for this course.

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include direct observation, research projects, case studies, verbal presentations and worksheet assessments.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations and activities, handouts, recommended references, internet access and the on campus Library where supplementary resources such as CD’s, DVD’s and videos can be accessed. 

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialised equipment used for demonstration purposes, laboratory and diagnostic equipment, anatomy, chemistry, physics and health equipment and models and computer labs and classrooms.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $8,930
  • Resources fee: $327
  • Materials fee: $255

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 11/12
52895WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies - BGS66
1 semester

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
  • PREAPU401 Provide information on human anatomy and physiology
  • PREASU403 Apply academic skills
  • PREMHA404 Use mathematics in a nursing and health context
  • PREMHS402 Provide information on the fundamental principles of microbiology used in health settings
  • PREPHC405 Use fundamentals of physics and chemistry in a health context
Elective units

There are no elective units for this course.

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include direct observation, research projects, case studies, verbal presentations and worksheet assessments.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations and activities, handouts, recommended references, internet access and the on campus Library where supplementary resources such as CD’s, DVD’s and videos can be accessed. 

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialised equipment used for demonstration purposes, laboratory and diagnostic equipment, anatomy, chemistry, physics and health equipment and models and computer labs and classrooms.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $8,930
  • Resources fee: $327
  • Materials fee: $255

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 11
52895WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies - BGS66
1 semester

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
  • PREAPU401 Provide information on human anatomy and physiology
  • PREASU403 Apply academic skills
  • PREMHA404 Use mathematics in a nursing and health context
  • PREMHS402 Provide information on the fundamental principles of microbiology used in health settings
  • PREPHC405 Use fundamentals of physics and chemistry in a health context
Elective units

There are no elective units for this course.

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include direct observation, research projects, case studies, verbal presentations and worksheet assessments.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations and activities, handouts, recommended references, internet access and the on campus Library where supplementary resources such as CD’s, DVD’s and videos can be accessed. 

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialised equipment used for demonstration purposes, laboratory and diagnostic equipment, anatomy, chemistry, physics and health equipment and models and computer labs and classrooms.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $8,930
  • Resources fee: $327
  • Materials fee: $255

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 11/12
52895WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies - BGS66
1 semester

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
  • PREAPU401 Provide information on human anatomy and physiology
  • PREASU403 Apply academic skills
  • PREMHA404 Use mathematics in a nursing and health context
  • PREMHS402 Provide information on the fundamental principles of microbiology used in health settings
  • PREPHC405 Use fundamentals of physics and chemistry in a health context
Elective units

There are no elective units for this course.

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include direct observation, research projects, case studies, verbal presentations and worksheet assessments.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations and activities, handouts, recommended references, internet access and the on campus Library where supplementary resources such as CD’s, DVD’s and videos can be accessed. 

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialised equipment used for demonstration purposes, laboratory and diagnostic equipment, anatomy, chemistry, physics and health equipment and models and computer labs and classrooms.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 1 semester
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $8,930
  • Resources fee: $327
  • Materials fee: $255

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 11
52895WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies - BGS66
1 semester

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
  • PREAPU401 Provide information on human anatomy and physiology
  • PREASU403 Apply academic skills
  • PREMHA404 Use mathematics in a nursing and health context
  • PREMHS402 Provide information on the fundamental principles of microbiology used in health settings
  • PREPHC405 Use fundamentals of physics and chemistry in a health context
Elective units

There are no elective units for this course.

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include direct observation, research projects, case studies, verbal presentations and worksheet assessments.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is provided in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments are spread across the duration of the course rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, PowerPoint presentations and activities, handouts, recommended references, internet access and the on campus Library where supplementary resources such as CD’s, DVD’s and videos can be accessed. 

Facilities and equipment may include access to specialised equipment used for demonstration purposes, laboratory and diagnostic equipment, anatomy, chemistry, physics and health equipment and models and computer labs and classrooms.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

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Last updated on February 2, 2023