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

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

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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

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