If you are an adult learner and want to increase your selection rank, Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP) can help you achieve your goals. If you need a subject pre-requisite to get into a university course, Unilearn and the Unilearn Ready Program offer a range of online bridging programs to get you there.

Adult tertiary preparation

The Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP) course is specifically designed for people who want to study at university, but do not have the entrance rank they need to gain entry. The Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation will give you a selection rank and help you fulfill the subject prerequisites for university entry. ATP is ideal for anyone who has been away from formal education for several years. It will help you learn how to learn again, so you can embark on your tertiary studies with the confidence to tackle assessments with ease and a clear knowledge of expectations.

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Why choose ATP


Tertiary selection rank

You can achieve a tertiary selection rank of approximately 79 when you graduate. You can also boost your rank up to 91 if you use Performance Level Assessment (PLA).


University prerequisites

Successful completion of the Adult Tertiary Preparation course will allow you to complete prerequisite units you need to gain entrance to your preferred university course.


Class flexibility

We know you have other commitments such as work, family, and hobbies. You can fit your studies around your other commitments. You can also choose to study full time or part time or online.


Supportive environment

ATP isn’t like high school at all. It’s an adult learning environment where you will always be respected and supported. Your classmates will be people just like you with similar goals and aspirations. 


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Unilearn offers a range of online bridging courses to help you get the subject pre-requisities you need to meet university entrance requirements. Our courses are accredited by a range of universities across Australia. We offer subjects in academic literacy skills, biology, chemistry, introduction to economics, introductory mathematics, senior mathematics, senior English, physics, and study preparation.

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