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Certificate IV in Higher Education Preparation Studies (Commerce Stream) for Domestic Students

Course Title Certificate IV in Higher Education Preparation Studies (Commerce Stream)
Course Overview

Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Higher Education (Commerce Stream) course guarantees domestic students entry into the Diploma of Commerce Curtin Stream or Diploma of Commerce UWA Stream depending on the results achieved.

This accelerated Pre-Diploma course, which runs over two terms (six months), has been structured to prepare you for the subjects you'll study in the Diploma of Commerce and to achieve this in a short period of time. Small class sizes, extra tuition time and appropriate subjects ensure that you will be extremely well prepared for your future studies.

This course can also be used for direct entry into some Western Australian university courses. Domestic students can apply for direct entry into the Bachelor of Commerce degree at Curtin University, Murdoch University or Edith Cowan University. In addition to completing the Certificate IV, students will also need to meet the university's undergraduate English requirement.

Certification Gained Certificate IV Higher Education Preparation Studies (Commerce Stream)

"The Canning College UniDirect programs are fantastic courses. Through the help of the lecturers and staff, the support the students receive is outstanding. This program enables you to achieve your goals for the future and gives you a strong basis to start." John Raphael

John is a domestic student who completed Year 12 in 2009. He has successfully completed the Certificate IV in Commerce and the the Diploma of Commerce program at Canning College.

Suitable For

Domestic and International students

Course Duration 20 weeks
Time Allocation 500 hours - 5 subjects, each for 5 hrs per week, for 10 weeks for 2 Terms

Age prerequisite:
Domestic students need to be at least 17 years of age as of the 1 January of the entry year. Students who are currently enrolled in Year 11 or 12 at a Department of Education high school  must complete their studies in that school. If you are 18 years or older on the 1 February 2016, you will also need to complete the Department of Education - National Police History Check through Canning College. Please read the attached National Police Clearance letter to prospective students from Canning College Principal, Alan Genoni.

Academic Requirements
Year 11 or equivalent with good grades. Certificate III in a General Education field such as Business.

Student English Competency Requirements

  • WACE English 2CD, WAUFP ELACS: 50%
  • WACE EALD: 50%
  • GCE 'O' Level English, 1119: C6
  • SPM English: C6
  • HKDSE/FS English: Level 3
  • IELTS Overall Band Score: 5.5 or equivalent
Course Dates 2017 Dates
Term 1: Monday 30 January 2017
Term 2: Tuesday 24 April 2017
Term 3: Monday 17 July 2017
Term 4: Monday 2 October 2017
Course Brochure Brochure.pdf Download PDF (198Kb pdf)
Application form for Domestic students (Please print, complete and post).
Enrolment Details

Enrol at Student Services which is open Monday to Friday. Please phone 9351 5600 to enrol or check closing times as they differ at different times of the year.

Credit for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): Canning College recognises prior learning by acknowledging competencies and outcomes achieved (skills, knowledge and attributes) held as a result of formal training and education (both within Australia and overseas), work experience and/or life experience. Students who have successfully completed similar units of study at another institution may be given credit/exemption for a module in the Certificate IV course.

Accreditation By

Training Accreditation Council of WA

Course Code RTO: 2047; Course code: 52702WA
Estimated Total Course Cost

Domestic students:
2017: $335 (tuition fees) + $300 (book hire with a $175 refund at end of course)

Further Information The UniDirect Office office on on +618 9351 5673 or email UniDirect
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