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10765NAT Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP)

Program Overview

Study your way!

We know that life is busy, that’s why our program is designed for online delivery. You can complete the program online at a time that fits in with your lifestyle.

This qualification is delivered online giving you the opportunity to work and study in your own time to meet the requirements for university entry.

UQ College’ Online Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP) is for anyone wanting to gain or improve their ranking in order to study at university. CATP is recognised as a Year 12 alternative and is ideal for adults who have been away from formal study.

Successful completion of this program will allow you to apply to QTAC for a tertiary ranking and will give you the university entrance prerequisites in English, Math and Science.

You will be able to apply to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) for a ranking on completion, or alternatively, you may just complete a specialised unit to meet prerequisite requirements for university.

Timeframe: Up to 12 Months

Cost: $500 per unit of competency

CATP important information sheet

Issuance of Qualification


On successful completion of the 3 Core and 6 Elective Units of Competency, you will receive the Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation qualification issued by UQ College.

Statement of Attainment

To meet the university prerequisite requirements, you will be required to complete all elective units of competency within a subject cluster: E.G., Chemistry (ATPCHE001, ATPCHE002, ATPCHE003) you will then receive a Statement of Attainment issued by UQ College.


VET Student Handbook

Units of Competency - Costs

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number allocated to each person undertaking recognised training courses. It is now a requirement to have a USI number to receive your Qualification or Statement of Attainment. If you don’t already hold a USI, you will need to go to to create one.

Language Literacy and Numeracy Test (Online)

Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) is an approved online skills review tool used by UQ College. It determines your reading and numeracy levels within the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

We want to make sure you have the right skills and support to be successful in your course. The bksb helps us identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

The bksb tool identifies your current working levels for English, Maths, or Science, as well as your learning style. This gives us an overview of your learning strengths so we can best support you to achieve your learning goals. The bksb tool also identifies gaps in your skills. For each skill gap, there is a learning resource that includes practical exercises and answers to help you find success.

Understanding your own skill and knowledge levels is an important step in commencing a new course of study. This is why we recommend all new students undertake a bksb assessment before beginning any training.

All UQ College VET students applying for a qualification or subject specialisation must have achieved a Level 3 in the bksb skills review. This means your tests results need to say that you are working at a Level 4.

Documentation Required to Enrol

One form of photographic identification is required as part of your Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation program enrolment.

For Australian and New Zealand citizens

  1. A copy of your passport or driver’s licence or age card

Holder of a permanent Visa including a Permanent Humanitarian Visa

  1. A copy of your Passport or Immigration Card; AND
  2. A copy of your Visa or letter from the Dep. of Immigration and Citizenship

Under 18 years of age

If you are under 18 years of age, parental signature approval is required to validate the application form.

Previous Qualifications

If you have undertaken additional studies or achieved qualifications after high school, we may need to assess the qualification. You may be asked to provide your Academic Record/Certificate/ Statement of Attainment with your enrolment.

How to Apply

As you go through the Online Enrolment Form, you will receive specific instructions on each page on how to successfully complete your enrolment.

A typed signature and date will be accepted on the completed enrolment form.


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