University Pathways

Is university on your radar?  Why not start your degree with South West TAFE, and be job ready before uni!

South West TAFE can provide you with a great stepping stone to study at
university. You can start your studies with us via a Diploma course, and then
transfer to university to complete your degree. SWTAFE pathways are available
in a range of subject areas, meeting the needs of many courses and career
directions. Benefit from having not one, but two qualifications plus you’ll
reduce the number of units you need to complete to obtain your university
degree.

Guaranteed Entry
Our new guaranteed entry program with Deakin University provides more certainty about your pathway before you even start at SWTAFE. It makes it so easy and enables you to progress seamlessly from selected SWTAFE courses straight through to Deakin degrees. As long as your study performance meets the required standard, you will be guaranteed a place at Deakin following successful completion of your SWTAFE course and could benefit from up to 18 months’ credit towards your Deakin degree. For the most up-to-date list of guaranteed pathways, visit Deakin's website or you can contact our SWTAFE enrolment team on 1300 648 911 for more information.

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

Download our Pathways Guide

 Accounting Pathways
South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
 Diploma of Accounting  Deakin University  Bachelor of Commerce BAS Agents
Accounts Assistants
Payroll Assistants
Bookeeper
Registered
Tax Agent
Accounting Clerks
Payroll Officers
Accountant 
IT and systems professional
Economist
Financial planner
Human resources manager
Social and economic policy developer
International trade officer 
Marketing assistant/manager
    Agriculture & Agronomy Pathways
    South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
    Diploma of Agriculture Melbourne University
    Marcus Oldham
    Bachelor of Agriculture
    Bachelor of Business(Agriculture)
    • Farm consultants
      Agribusiness consulting
      Commodity market services and financial or banking advice
      Plant and Animal Breeding Research
      Pest, Weed and Disease Management
      Animal and Plant Nutrition
      Farm business economics
      Natural resource management
      Farm product marketing, processing, packaging, transportation and sales
      Policy formulation and management (eg. trade, biosecurity, industry)
    Diploma of Agronomy Melbourne University
    Melbourne Polytechnic
    La Trobe University
    Bachelor of Agriculture (Major Plant and Soil Science)
    Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences
    Bachelor of Agriculture and
    Technology
    Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology (Agronomy)
    Agronomy consultant
    Academic (teaching) and researcher
    Plant pathologist
    Plant entomologist
    Crop scientist
    Breeder and geneticist
    Soil scientist
    Conservation & Land Management Pathways
    South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
    Diploma of Conservation and Land Management Deakin University
    La Trobe University
    Swinburne University
    Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation, Management and Sustainability, Marine Biology)
    Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
    Bachelor of Science (Environmental)
    Bachelor of Arts (environmental sustainability)
    Environmental manager
    Environmental officer
    Environmental scientist
    Park ranger Recycling coordinator
    Energy consultant
    Environmental consultant/Adviser, Waterways management
    Natural Resource manager
    Landscape and environmental designers
    Consulting Scientist
    Ecologist
    Technical Officer
    Community Services Pathways
    South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
    Diploma of Community Services Work Deakin University
    Victoria University
    RMIT
    Bachelor of Social Work (Science) Youth work
    Youth Justice work
    Child protection
    Child Youth and Family Services
    Social Housing
    Aged care and Home and Community care
    Disability work
    Mental Health
    Chisholm Institute Bachelor of Community Health
    Alcohol and other drugs
    Community Services Work
    Alcohol and other drugs
    Federation University
    Victoria University
    Bachelor of Community and Human Services Bachelor of Community Development Childrens services
    Education support
    Child Youth and family Services
    Community Services Work
    Community development
    Nursing Pathways
    South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
    Diploma of Nursing Deakin University
    Monash University
    Victoria University
    ACU
    Swinburne University
    Federation University
    Holmesglen
    Bachelor of Nursing
    Bachelor of Nursing(Midwifery)
    Registered Nurse
    Psychiatric Nurse
    Clinical Nurse
    Midwife
    Melbourne University Bachelor of Biomedicine Medical diagnostics
    Dentistry Orthotics
    Pathology
    Nutrition and Dietetic
    Radiation Therapy
    Embryologist Clinical
    Audiology/Audiometry
    Epidemiology
    Neurophysiology
    Toxicology
    ACU (Australian Catholic University) Bachelor Occupational Therapy
    Bachelor Physiotherapy
    Bachelor Speech Pathology
    Occupational Therapist Physiotherapist
    Speech Patholigist
    Victoria University
    ACU
    Bachelor of Health Science(Paramedic)
    Bachelor of Paramedicine
    Paramedic
    Visual Arts Pathways
    South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
    Diploma of Visual Arts Deakin University
    ACU (Australian Catholic University)
    Victoria University
    Federation University
    La Trobe University
    Bachelor of Creative Arts(Visual Arts) Corporate design
    Publishing and Packaging
    Advertising and Marketing
    Television and Digital media
    Deakin University Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television, nimation and motion apture) Animator
    Communications Journalist
    Creative Designer
    Film Film Producer or Director
    Filmmaker
    Production Assistant
    Production Manager
    Projectionist
    Sound Recordist
    Television Production
    Assistant Video Editor
    Video Producer
    Melbourne Polytechnic Bachelor of Illustration Games Animation
    Development
    Film/TV Animation
    Marketing Animation
    Graphic Design Pathways
    South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
    Diploma of Graphic Design Deakin University
    Melbourne University
    RMIT
    Chisholm Institute
    Swinburne University
    La Trobe University
    Bachelor Creative Arts (Visual Communication, Graphic design)
    Bachelor of Design
    Graphic designer
    Web Designer
    Logo designer
    Advertising
    Product Packaging Design
    TV Commercials
    Early Childhood Education Pathways
    South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
    Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Deakin University
    Holmesglen
    Melbourne Polytechnic
    Swinburne University
    RMIT
    Federation University
    Victoria University
    ACU
    Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching Bachelor of Education Educators employed in Public Schools, Independent schools, Distance education, TAFE, Private Training organisations, Kindergartens, Tutoring, Curriculum design and administration
    Beauty Pathways
    South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
    Diploma of Beauty Therapy Victoria University Bachelor of Dermal Sciences Dermal therapist
    Dermal clinician
    Travel, Tourism and Events Pathways 
    South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
    Diploma of Events
    Diploma of Travel & Tourism
    Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism
    Deakin University
    La Trobe University
    Holmesglen
    Melbourne Polytechnic
    William Angliss
    Bachelor of Business (Event management, International tourism management)
    Bachelor of Management(Hospitality, Event, Tourism)
    Bachelor of Commerce
    Event planner/Manager
    Event coordinator
    Wedding planner
    Tourist event coordinator
    Fashion event coordinator
    Sport event coordinator
    Corporate event planner
    Hotel Manager
    Restaurant manager
    Casino manager
    Travel agent

    University Pathways

    Is university on your radar?  Why not start your degree with South West TAFE, and be job ready before uni!

    South West TAFE can provide you with a great stepping stone to study at
    university. You can start your studies with us via a Diploma course, and then
    transfer to university to complete your degree. SWTAFE pathways are available
    in a range of subject areas, meeting the needs of many courses and career
    directions. Benefit from having not one, but two qualifications plus you’ll
    reduce the number of units you need to complete to obtain your university
    degree.

    Guaranteed Entry
    Our new guaranteed entry program with Deakin University provides more certainty about your pathway before you even start at SWTAFE. It makes it so easy and enables you to progress seamlessly from selected SWTAFE courses straight through to Deakin degrees. As long as your study performance meets the required standard, you will be guaranteed a place at Deakin following successful completion of your SWTAFE course and could benefit from up to 18 months’ credit towards your Deakin degree. For the most up-to-date list of guaranteed pathways, visit Deakin's website or you can contact our SWTAFE enrolment team on 1300 648 911 for more information.

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

    Download our Pathways Guide

     Accounting Pathways
    South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
     Diploma of Accounting  Deakin University  Bachelor of Commerce BAS Agents
    Accounts Assistants
    Payroll Assistants
    Bookeeper
    Registered
    Tax Agent
    Accounting Clerks
    Payroll Officers
    Accountant 
    IT and systems professional
    Economist
    Financial planner
    Human resources manager
    Social and economic policy developer
    International trade officer 
    Marketing assistant/manager
      Agriculture & Agronomy Pathways
      South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
      Diploma of Agriculture Melbourne University
      Marcus Oldham
      Bachelor of Agriculture
      Bachelor of Business(Agriculture)
      • Farm consultants
        Agribusiness consulting
        Commodity market services and financial or banking advice
        Plant and Animal Breeding Research
        Pest, Weed and Disease Management
        Animal and Plant Nutrition
        Farm business economics
        Natural resource management
        Farm product marketing, processing, packaging, transportation and sales
        Policy formulation and management (eg. trade, biosecurity, industry)
      Diploma of Agronomy Melbourne University
      Melbourne Polytechnic
      La Trobe University
      Bachelor of Agriculture (Major Plant and Soil Science)
      Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences
      Bachelor of Agriculture and
      Technology
      Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology (Agronomy)
      Agronomy consultant
      Academic (teaching) and researcher
      Plant pathologist
      Plant entomologist
      Crop scientist
      Breeder and geneticist
      Soil scientist
      Conservation & Land Management Pathways
      South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
      Diploma of Conservation and Land Management Deakin University
      La Trobe University
      Swinburne University
      Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation, Management and Sustainability, Marine Biology)
      Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
      Bachelor of Science (Environmental)
      Bachelor of Arts (environmental sustainability)
      Environmental manager
      Environmental officer
      Environmental scientist
      Park ranger Recycling coordinator
      Energy consultant
      Environmental consultant/Adviser, Waterways management
      Natural Resource manager
      Landscape and environmental designers
      Consulting Scientist
      Ecologist
      Technical Officer
      Community Services Pathways
      South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
      Diploma of Community Services Work Deakin University
      Victoria University
      RMIT
      Bachelor of Social Work (Science) Youth work
      Youth Justice work
      Child protection
      Child Youth and Family Services
      Social Housing
      Aged care and Home and Community care
      Disability work
      Mental Health
      Chisholm Institute Bachelor of Community Health
      Alcohol and other drugs
      Community Services Work
      Alcohol and other drugs
      Federation University
      Victoria University
      Bachelor of Community and Human Services Bachelor of Community Development Childrens services
      Education support
      Child Youth and family Services
      Community Services Work
      Community development
      Nursing Pathways
      South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
      Diploma of Nursing Deakin University
      Monash University
      Victoria University
      ACU
      Swinburne University
      Federation University
      Holmesglen
      Bachelor of Nursing
      Bachelor of Nursing(Midwifery)
      Registered Nurse
      Psychiatric Nurse
      Clinical Nurse
      Midwife
      Melbourne University Bachelor of Biomedicine Medical diagnostics
      Dentistry Orthotics
      Pathology
      Nutrition and Dietetic
      Radiation Therapy
      Embryologist Clinical
      Audiology/Audiometry
      Epidemiology
      Neurophysiology
      Toxicology
      ACU (Australian Catholic University) Bachelor Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor Physiotherapy
      Bachelor Speech Pathology
      Occupational Therapist Physiotherapist
      Speech Patholigist
      Victoria University
      ACU
      Bachelor of Health Science(Paramedic)
      Bachelor of Paramedicine
      Paramedic
      Visual Arts Pathways
      South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
      Diploma of Visual Arts Deakin University
      ACU (Australian Catholic University)
      Victoria University
      Federation University
      La Trobe University
      Bachelor of Creative Arts(Visual Arts) Corporate design
      Publishing and Packaging
      Advertising and Marketing
      Television and Digital media
      Deakin University Bachelor of Creative Arts (Film and Television, nimation and motion apture) Animator
      Communications Journalist
      Creative Designer
      Film Film Producer or Director
      Filmmaker
      Production Assistant
      Production Manager
      Projectionist
      Sound Recordist
      Television Production
      Assistant Video Editor
      Video Producer
      Melbourne Polytechnic Bachelor of Illustration Games Animation
      Development
      Film/TV Animation
      Marketing Animation
      Graphic Design Pathways
      South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
      Diploma of Graphic Design Deakin University
      Melbourne University
      RMIT
      Chisholm Institute
      Swinburne University
      La Trobe University
      Bachelor Creative Arts (Visual Communication, Graphic design)
      Bachelor of Design
      Graphic designer
      Web Designer
      Logo designer
      Advertising
      Product Packaging Design
      TV Commercials
      Early Childhood Education Pathways
      South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
      Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Deakin University
      Holmesglen
      Melbourne Polytechnic
      Swinburne University
      RMIT
      Federation University
      Victoria University
      ACU
      Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching Bachelor of Education Educators employed in Public Schools, Independent schools, Distance education, TAFE, Private Training organisations, Kindergartens, Tutoring, Curriculum design and administration
      Beauty Pathways
      South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
      Diploma of Beauty Therapy Victoria University Bachelor of Dermal Sciences Dermal therapist
      Dermal clinician
      Travel, Tourism and Events Pathways 
      South West TAFE Qualification Universities that offer courses related to the area of study Degree Options Possible Employment Outcomes
      Diploma of Events
      Diploma of Travel & Tourism
      Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism
      Deakin University
      La Trobe University
      Holmesglen
      Melbourne Polytechnic
      William Angliss
      Bachelor of Business (Event management, International tourism management)
      Bachelor of Management(Hospitality, Event, Tourism)
      Bachelor of Commerce
      Event planner/Manager
      Event coordinator
      Wedding planner
      Tourist event coordinator
      Fashion event coordinator
      Sport event coordinator
      Corporate event planner
      Hotel Manager
      Restaurant manager
      Casino manager
      Travel agent