Health Science
Pathway Program

Are you interested in the complete Health Science Pathway to take you from year 10 straight through to University? 

Studying with us will provide you with a dual qualification option that will have you coming out of year 12 with a certificate III AND a certificate IV in your hands. 

Start off by completing the HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Service Assistance in year 11, and then move onto the 52831WA - Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies in year 12. Not only will this provide you with a great foundation in health science for those wanting to go to university and study nursing, health, science etc - but it will also allow you to work as an AIN (Assistance in Nursing) whilst at university! 

Instead of completing 15 units for the Cert III, and another 7 units for the Cert IV (22 units), you can combine them together to complete 19 units in total. 

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. 



HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

1. Organisation and Personal Development: 

BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development

2. Healthy Body Systems: 

HLTAAP001- Recognise healthy body systems

BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

3. Work in a Safe Environment: 

HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety

CHCCCS002 - Assist with movement


4. Work in the Health Care System: 

CHCPRP005 - Engage with health professionals and the health system

CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001- Work with diverse people


5. Aged Care:

CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people 

CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia

6. Emergency Life Support:

HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID002 - Provide basic emergency life support


52831WA - Certificate IV in Preparation for Health & Nursing Studies

1. Academic Communications

PREASU403A – Apply academic skills

BSBITU313 – Design and produce digital text documents    

2. Mathematics in Health

PREMHA404A ‐ Use mathematics in a nursing and health context

3. Anatomy & Physiology

PREAPU401A – Provide information on human anatomy and physiology

PREMHS402A – Provide information on the fundamental principles of microbiology used in health settings

PREPHC405A – Use fundamentals of physics and chemistry in a health context


2-year Program

Starts Term 1 of year 11, and finishes Term 3 of year 12. 

Our Year 11 program starts in Term 1 of year 11, where we move through the HLT33115 - Cert III in Health Service Assistance, and runs through to Term 3 of year 12 to complete the 52831WA - Cert IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies. Throughout this time the students are taken on a learning journey through the human body to understand it's abilities and limitations and how to apply it into the working environment.

Each topic is explored over a few weeks where the students are provided content, videos, podcasts, activities, dissections, excursions, incursions as well as case studies and scenarios to put their knowledge and skills into practice. 

Students wishing to study with us need to have​ achieved a C grade minimum in Science, Maths and English in year 10, and also have passed their NAPLAN/OLNA requirements. 

To start the process, you will need to get in contact with your school's VET Coordinator to request their support for you to complete this qualification. You will need to complete the Expression of Interest Form and get their signature on it and then forward it to us for approval. 

We run our program on either a Thursday or Friday during school terms.

Pathway to University

Completing both qualifications provides you key skills and knowledge to kick start you into your health science career. We have designed this course to give you the best foundation for a career in any health or science industry. 

Whilst the Cert III will provide you with employment opportunities, The Cert IV will provide you with university entrance requirements (+english competence). 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 (English STAT test 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 Health Science Pathway Program?

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 will be split into a first-year payment and a second-year payment. 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. 

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. 


Curtin University

BSc in Health Promotion

BSc in Health Sciences

BSc in Human Biology Preclinical

BSc in Health Safe and Environment

BSc in Exercise Sports Rehabilitation Science 

Bachelor of Psychology

BSc in Nursing*


Murdoch University

BSc in Animal Health

BSc in Animal Science

BSc in Biological Science

BSc in Biomedical Science

BSc in Chemistry

BSc in Clinical Laboratory Science

BSc in Forensic Biology and toxicology

BSc in Genetics and molecular biology

BSc in Laboratory Medicine

BSc in Marine Biology

BSc in Marine Science

BSc in Physics and nanotechnology

BSc in Chiropractic science

BA in Psychology

BSc in Psychology

B Sport and exercise science

BSc in Sport and Health Science

BSc in Nursing*


Edith Cowan University

BSc in Health Science

BSc in Medical Science

BSc in Biomedical Science

BSc in Exercise and Sports Science

BSc in Sports Science and Football

BSc in Nursing*​


Vocational Pathways

Allied Health Assistance
Ambulance Communications

Anaesthetic Technology
Cardiac Technology
Dental Assisting

Dental Technology
Health Administration
Health Care
Health Services Pharmacy Support
Indigenous Environmental Health

Massage Therapy
Medical Practice Assisting

Operating Theatre Technical Support
Optical Dispensing
Paramedical Science

Population Health

Practice Management

Primary Health Care
Remedial Massage

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Ph: 0400 242 976

Location: Level 2, 139 Newcastle St Perth WA 6000

Updated May 2020