The aim of this Undergraduate Certificate is to provide you with fundamental skills and knowledge in the field of Bioscience for Chiropractic. You will explore the fundamental issues of Bioscience and apply critical thought in a way that develops a broad overview of the discipline. This may provide opportunities for professional upskilling and employment within the discipline. In addition to discipline knowledge, you will gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills such as self-reflection, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and cross-cultural competence. The successful completion of this Undergraduate Certificate may be used to articulate into the Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic). This qualification has been developed in response to the community and industry need based on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) review and as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
This Undergraduate Certificate is aimed at students considering part-time study and transitioning into the CB77 Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) course. Please note that students enrolled in this Undergradaute Certificate will not be able to enrol into CB77 Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) until Term 1 in the following year and will be required to study parts of the course with a part-time study load.
Graduates from the Undergraduate Certificate in Bioscience for Chiropractic from CQUniversity will have developed fundamental skills and knowledge for application in biosciences and professional upskilling for life-long learning.
Completion of this Undergraduate Certificate in Bioscience for Chiropractic will provide you with a pathway to the Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) at CQUniversity.
|Duration||0.5 years full-time or 1 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||24|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Undergraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||UGCertBiol|
|AQF Level||Level 5: Diploma|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
|Rank Threshold||SR 68 | ATAR 68|
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.
English (4, SA), Maths B (4, SA), Chemistry, Biology, Science
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
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|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas within a field of work and learning|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements|
|4. SKILLS Have specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge|
|6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate application with depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within broad but generally well- defined parameters|
|10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|14. Course content drawn from higher education units|