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Pathways & Value Adding

Studying at South West TAFE is one of the easiest and most successful pathways towards a university degree - with credit transfers towards advanced standing and now access to the Deakin at Your Doorstep program at the Portland Campus.

Credit transfers toward a university degree may be granted from relevant TAFE qualifications at Advanced Diploma, Diploma or Certificate IV level. If you are granted advanced standing this will greatly reduce the number of units and time required to complete your university qualification.

Universities recognise that as a TAFE student you already have the commitment required to take on tertiary studies and that your TAFE course has given you an excellent foundation to work from.

Our short course programs also offer many opportunities to value add to your qualification with some short courses also providing credits towards a full qualification.

South West TAFE has a formal agreement with Deakin University for the following advanced standing credits. For more information visit www.deakin.edu.au/south-west

Deakin University Credits
SWTAFE Qualification Deakin Qualification Agreed Credit Arrangement
Diploma of Accounting Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Arts
Up to 8
Up to 8
Diploma of Business Bachelor of Arts Up to 8
Diploma of Management Bachelor of Arts Up to 8
Diploma of Human Resources Bachelor of Arts Up to 8
Diploma of Children’s Services Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Up to 8
Up to 8
Diploma of Graphic Design Bachelor of Arts Up to 8
Diploma of Interactive Media Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)
Bachelor of Film and Digital Media
Up to 8
Up to 8
Up to 8
Diploma of Community Services Work Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Social Work
Up to 8
Up to 13
Diploma of Nursing Bachelor of Nursing Up to 8