Gain the skills you need to succeed in higher-level vocational or university studies, and broaden your career options.

Designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed in higher-level vocational or university education studies, this course will provide you with the opportunity to achieve 36 Level 2 TCE (Tasmanian Certificate of Education) credit points. Successful completion of this course will also allow you to meet the minimum educational requirements of Year 10 English and Mathematics that you’ll need to apply for the Australian Defence Force.

In this nationally accredited course, you will create a comprehensive learning plan and portfolio, identifying the skills, strategies and connections you need to achieve your future career goals.

You’ll improve your skills at analysing and writing a range of complex texts – including academic writing and writing for personal purposes such as short stories, a blog or an autobiography.

Throughout the course you will learn the skills needed to investigate numerical and statistical information, analyse data and learn to use mathematical formulae for problem-solving with confidence, as well as how to use IT presentation packages. You’ll also complete a project of your choice, and be supported to implement and review your outcomes.

This course will be delivered online through video conferencing, independent learning, activities and assessment. You may also like to attend optional on-campus study hubs at Campbell Street and Alanvale campuses with other students in the course and your teachers. To be successful in this course you will need to commit to 20 hours of learning per week.

To make sure this is the right level course for you, you will need to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment as part of your application. If you need to develop or build your skills before entering this course, we have preparatory courses in General Education and Career Preparation that will get you there.

Note– All nationally recognised VET units contribute credit points towards the achievement of the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE). TCE credit points accrue throughout your lifetime so you can also achieve the TCE as an adult. Find out more about what you need to do to achieve all of the standards of the TCE at:

Entry requirements into the Australian Defence Force may change from time to time. Please contact Defence Force Recruiting to confirm current requirements.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply
Online1 Feb 2021 -
18 Jun 2021

Online, with weekly on-campus study hubs available at Campbell St and Alanvale.

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Additional Information

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