University Pathways

Is University on Your Radar?  Why Not Start Your Degree with Us!

South West TAFE offer an excellent alternative for school leavers, and those who may feel University isn’t within their immediate reach – due to cost, ATAR score or confidence around starting University studies.

It’s easy. You start your studies with us via a Diploma course, and then transfer to University to complete your Degree.  By building up credits with South West TAFE you’ll gain extra hands-on skills, be more employable, reduce the cost of your degree and shorten the amount of time your degree study takes.

And with our new guaranteed entry program with Deakin University, some of our Diplomas offer you a guaranteed place in various Deakin degree programs.

Plus, you may also be eligible for VET FEE-HELP, making it even more affordable.

South West TAFE offers a variety of courses which offer pathway credits to university programs.  Students who utilise this pathway enjoy benefits including:

  • Saving time and money - with credit transfer, they can reduce the time it takes to get a degree and save money on university fees
  • Recognised qualifications - they graduate with a nationally-recognised qualification, making them more competitive in the job market.
  • Transferable study skills – they are prepared for the university environment
  • Practical knowledge - their TAFE qualification provides a practical foundation, enhancing their employability
  • Strong industry relationships - our industry partnerships connect them to future employers. They will have also gained a real feel for the career they have chosen before they opt for further study.

Download our Pathways Guide

For more information on our Guaranteed Entry Pathways with Deakin University visit www.deakin.edu.au/south-west

DEAKIN AT YOUR DOORSTEP

Through the Deakin at Your Doorstep program, South West TAFE and Deakin University are offering the dual qualification of a TAFE Diploma and the Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences. The Associate Degree is a pathway through to a range of bachelor degrees including Arts, Commerce, Management, Education and Health Science.

The Deakin at Your Doorstep program aims to provide greater opportunities for students in rural and regional areas, for those who may not have met the prerequisites for their chosen university course, as well as providing an option for students who would prefer a more supported entry to tertiary study.

Deakin University Pathway Credits
South West TAFE Qualification Deakin University Qualification Agreed Credit Arrangement
Courses with Guaranteed Entry Pathways and confirmed credit for prior learning.
CUV60211 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)
12 credit points (equivalent to 1.5year of full-time study)  
 
CUV50111 Diploma of Visual Arts

 
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)

Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
FNS50210 Diploma of Accounting
Bachelor of Commerce
Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
 
FNS50210 Diploma of Accounting

 
Bachelor of Information Systems

Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
 
FNS50204 Diploma of Accounting

 
Bachelor of Commerce

Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
CHC50612 Diploma of Community Services Work Bachelor of Social Work Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing Bachelor of Nursing Up to 8 credit points (Bachelor course completed in 2 years)
 
CUF50107 Diploma of Screen and Media

 
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)

 Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design)

Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
 

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
ICA60511 Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering Bachelor of Information Technology
TBC
Courses with pathways and confirmed credit for prior learning
William Angliss Pathway Credits         
South West TAFE Qualification William Angliss Qualification Agreed Credit Arrangement
Diploma of Events Bachelor of Events Management            Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
Monash University Pathway Credits
South West TAFE Qualification Monash University Qualification Agreed Credit Arrangement
Diploma of Children’s Services        Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 48 points of Specified Credit (equivalent to one year of full-time study)
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) 48 points of Specified Credit (equivalent to one year of full-time study)

 


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    VET FEE HELP is a fee assistance program available to both full time and part time students undertaking Diploma or Advanced Diploma courses. you can start your Study Now and Pay Later!
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    South West TAFE are training up new job seekers to get them WORKREADY and into the workforce. Our new WORKREADY training program skills up the unskilled to improve their employability and get them job ready.
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University Pathways

Is University on Your Radar?  Why Not Start Your Degree with Us!

South West TAFE offer an excellent alternative for school leavers, and those who may feel University isn’t within their immediate reach – due to cost, ATAR score or confidence around starting University studies.

It’s easy. You start your studies with us via a Diploma course, and then transfer to University to complete your Degree.  By building up credits with South West TAFE you’ll gain extra hands-on skills, be more employable, reduce the cost of your degree and shorten the amount of time your degree study takes.

And with our new guaranteed entry program with Deakin University, some of our Diplomas offer you a guaranteed place in various Deakin degree programs.

Plus, you may also be eligible for VET FEE-HELP, making it even more affordable.

South West TAFE offers a variety of courses which offer pathway credits to university programs.  Students who utilise this pathway enjoy benefits including:

  • Saving time and money - with credit transfer, they can reduce the time it takes to get a degree and save money on university fees
  • Recognised qualifications - they graduate with a nationally-recognised qualification, making them more competitive in the job market.
  • Transferable study skills – they are prepared for the university environment
  • Practical knowledge - their TAFE qualification provides a practical foundation, enhancing their employability
  • Strong industry relationships - our industry partnerships connect them to future employers. They will have also gained a real feel for the career they have chosen before they opt for further study.

Download our Pathways Guide

For more information on our Guaranteed Entry Pathways with Deakin University visit www.deakin.edu.au/south-west

DEAKIN AT YOUR DOORSTEP

Through the Deakin at Your Doorstep program, South West TAFE and Deakin University are offering the dual qualification of a TAFE Diploma and the Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences. The Associate Degree is a pathway through to a range of bachelor degrees including Arts, Commerce, Management, Education and Health Science.

The Deakin at Your Doorstep program aims to provide greater opportunities for students in rural and regional areas, for those who may not have met the prerequisites for their chosen university course, as well as providing an option for students who would prefer a more supported entry to tertiary study.

Deakin University Pathway Credits
South West TAFE Qualification Deakin University Qualification Agreed Credit Arrangement
Courses with Guaranteed Entry Pathways and confirmed credit for prior learning.
CUV60211 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)
12 credit points (equivalent to 1.5year of full-time study)  
 
CUV50111 Diploma of Visual Arts

 
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts)

Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
FNS50210 Diploma of Accounting
Bachelor of Commerce
Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
 
FNS50210 Diploma of Accounting

 
Bachelor of Information Systems

Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
 
FNS50204 Diploma of Accounting

 
Bachelor of Commerce

Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
CHC50612 Diploma of Community Services Work Bachelor of Social Work Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing Bachelor of Nursing Up to 8 credit points (Bachelor course completed in 2 years)
 
CUF50107 Diploma of Screen and Media

 
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television)

 Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design)

Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
 

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
ICA60511 Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering Bachelor of Information Technology
TBC
Courses with pathways and confirmed credit for prior learning
William Angliss Pathway Credits         
South West TAFE Qualification William Angliss Qualification Agreed Credit Arrangement
Diploma of Events Bachelor of Events Management            Up to 8 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)
Monash University Pathway Credits
South West TAFE Qualification Monash University Qualification Agreed Credit Arrangement
Diploma of Children’s Services        Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 48 points of Specified Credit (equivalent to one year of full-time study)
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) 48 points of Specified Credit (equivalent to one year of full-time study)