Health Science Program
If you're interested in studying health science at university - then this is a great starting point for your career goals. As this course has been designed to give you a foundational knowledge of your first-year university subjects, you will be guided through science subjects like human biology, chemistry, and physics. You'll also be taught about diseases across the world, and use this knowledge to help identify human body imbalances through the use of case studies and scenarios. Finally, we add to your skill level by teaching you about communicating at the university level with skills such as referencing, improving study habits, and creating your university schedule.
Using up to date technology, guest speakers, in-class experiments and engaging practices - this hands-on qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to understand and explain the human body, its functions, capabilities, and limitations.
Throughout 2019, our teachers and students have participated in the following:
Excursion to the Red Cross Blood bank donor centre and laboratory
Excursion to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Excursion to the New Children's hospital
Excursion to the Ronald McDonald House for Sick Kids
Incursion with St John Ambulance
Incursion with paramedics
Incursion with pharmacist
Incursion with Occupational Therapist
Incursion with Speech Therapist
Incursion with a pathologist
Incursion with nurses including paediatric, renal, emergency dept, intensive care and oncology
Incursion with sonograph, Xray, MRI and CT specialist
Incursion with a GP
Incursion with a nutritionist
Incursion with the defence force
We also provide a 2-week international medical experience providing basic health care to the slum communities in India. This is in line with an international volunteer organisation called Plan My Gap Year and is an optional extra for students after year 12 graduation. Throughout this experience students (and our trainers) are provided opportunities to work within hospitals, medical camps, pathologies, surgeries, Xray, ultrasounds and more. All of these experiences provide us with opportunities to learn how health care is provided and this can result in discussion points within the classroom and additional activities about diseases and injuries.
Make your first year of university easier...
study the Cert IV in Health Science Foundations with Tactic Learning.
52272WA - Certificate IV in Health Science Foundations
50038 - Identify and document sociological processes that influence health
50033 - Develop and demonstrate advanced communication skills
50037 - Apply basic microbiological and infection control concepts
50034 - Develop and apply knowledge of human biology
50035 - Perform calculations in health mathematics
50036 - Apply concepts from chemistry and physics to health
Pathway to University
Cert IV in Health Science Foundations is a pathway program. It isn't a requirement for any employment opportunities. We have designed this course to give you the best foundation for a career in any health or science industry.
This course is used as a stepping stone to move onto more specific courses, either within the VET sector or University so we have collated a list of university and VET courses that you would be able to apply for upon completion of this course which is listed below.
Frequently Asked Questions
It's a big task to make a decision on what you want to study! Here are some questions and answers we get asked about our course. Hopefully they will help you make a better decision about your future.
Can I really bypass doing ATAR subjects and still go to University?
Yes! Most Australian Universities will accept a Certificate IV + English competency (A grade in general English or C grade in ATAR English) for entrance into their courses. Of course, each university is different and has different requirements - so you should have a look at their website and investigate if they will accept your application with these credentials.
Can I do ATAR and the Cert IV in Health Science Foundations?
You can... however you will want to be really motivated do this. Cert IV's are the equivalent of an ATAR subject when it comes to workload, so you need to make sure that your study schedule will allow you to be successful.
What resources do I need to complete this course?
All of your resources, workbooks, videos, podcasts, and content is given to you online, so having a laptop/computer/tablet as well as access to the internet is necessary. All of your assessments are also submitted online, so you will need to be comfortable with using documents and navigating the internet.
When do I need to pay for the course?
When you enrol, you'll be asked to pay a $500 deposit to lock in your place on the course. The remainder of the fees will be charged when you start your course. If you have trouble paying the deposit or fees, you should contact your VET coordinator prior to enrolment.
Where do I go to attend the course?
In 2020 the course is offered at our classrooms in Northbridge. We also offer the course at Bunbury and Byford which accept external students.
What if I'm too far away from our location?
Talk to your VET Coordinator and ask them to contact us. We have other options available that could work for your school. Tactic Learning works with schools to deliver the program on their campus, or you could do the online program.
What's the enrolment process?
Once Tactic Learning has received your expression of interest form from your VET coordinator, we will send you a link via email if you have been successful. Use that link to do our online enrolment. Please remember you will be required to pay the $500 deposit shortly after enrolment.
What happens if I change my mind after enrolment?
Tactic Learning has a refund policy that is available on our Student Zone page. Click here to locate it.
Which schools are involved in the course?