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What will I learn?

The 10905NAT Certificate IV in University Preparation program elevates the IB Certificates pathway to include a university entry rank.

This is the only program of its kind in Australia.

Students who meet all the requirements for the IB subjects studied, and the Certificate IV, will receive:

  • Individual IB Certificates, showing grades for each subject
  • Certificate IV Completion Certificate, including university entry rank
  • QCE Certificate

Certificate IV in University Preparation Objectives

The 10950NAT Certificate IV in University Preparation is designed to:

  • Provide learners with the theoretical and practical knowledge to support their transition into and success in the university environment
  • Develop broad factual, technical, and theoretical knowledge in specific discipline areas such as business, humanities, and STEM
  • Develop a range of cognitive, critical thinking, problem solving, technical and communication skills within the academic environment

Course Structure
To achieve the Certificate IV in University Preparation qualification learners must complete a minimum of six (6) units – two (2) Core, one (1) Core Elective, and three (3) Electives.

Mathematics or HASS are classified as core electives, and learners must select and complete one of them to achieve the qualification. The remaining three (3) Electives may be chosen by the learner in accordance with their undergraduate study/career aspirations. There are no prerequisites.



Study options

Online/Distance (Standard online delivery: 36 weeks; Express online delivery: 28 weeks; Extended online delivery: 43 weeks)

Tuition fees
Tuition fee: AUD $12,100 for Standard delivery; AUD $12,100 Extended delivery; AUD $8,300 for express delivery
Start date

20 June 2022, 8 August 2022, 31 October 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

To be eligible to enrol into the Certificates program, students must have completed Year 11 of the IBDP at IES College

  • AEAS score of 70 or higher with Stanine 6 across the five skill areas.
  • academic IELTS (overall) test score of 5.5, or
  • general IELTS (overall) score of 6, or
  • EIKEN score of Grade 2 or higher for Year 11 entry.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.