Pathways to university

Our university pathways (also known as UniPathways) can lead you to study at select Western Australian (WA) universities.

The advantages of starting your studies at TAFE include: 

  • an industry-focused pathway to further study if you do not meet university entry requirements;
  • smaller class sizes with extra English and academic support;
  • you will gain practical, employment-focused skills that will complement your degree; and
  • a potential reduction in your study load, course duration and fees when you enrol into your university degree. 
On completion of TAFE and university, you will have two qualifications that attract employers and give you a competitive edge in the global job market. 

On this page:
University packages
Credit transfer
Our university partners
Find a UniPathway and apply today
Applying for a TAFE to university package

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University packages

When you apply to study at TAFE, you can package an eligible TAFE course with an eligible university degree.

When you do this, you will receive offers from both TIWA and your university. This means you can apply for one student visa, and the university degree will be your principal course.  

Packages available with Curtin University
TIWA course TIWA college University course
BSB50120 Diploma of Business NM TAFE  Bachelor of Commerce
FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting NM TAFE  Bachelor of Commerce
BSB50620 Diploma of Marketing and Communication NM TAFE  Bachelor of Commerce
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care SM TAFE
CR TAFE 
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management NM TAFE
SM TAFE
SR TAFE 

Bachelor of Commerce

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology
(specialisations in advanced networking / advanced programming
NM TAFE
SM TAFE

 
Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications)  
Bachelor of Science (Computing)
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing (must be currently registered as an enrolled nurse (division 2) with AHPRA)  NM TAFE
SM TAFE
CR TAFE 
Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media
(specialisations in animation and game art / film and TV) 
NM TAFE Bachelor of Arts (Animation and Game Design)
SIT50116 Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management NM TAFE Bachelor of Commerce
SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management NM TAFE
SM TAFE
Bachelor of Commerce 
MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering SM TAFE Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering – Technical NM TAFE Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
Packages available with Edith Cowan University (ECU)
TIWA course TIWA college University course
BSB50120 Diploma of Business NM TAFE  Bachelor of Commerce (W23) (with a single major nomination in Law in Business)
FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting NM TAFE  Bachelor of Commerce (W23) (with a single major nomination in Law in Business)
BSB50620 Diploma of Marketing and Communication NM TAFE  Bachelor of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations (Y99.9)
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care SM TAFE
CR TAFE 
Bachelor of Social Science (C58) (Children and Family Studies)
SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management NM TAFE
SM TAFE
SR TAFE 

Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (K93 v8)
Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management (Y29 V9) 

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology
(specialisations in advanced networking / advanced programming
SM TAFE

 
Bachelor of Arts (W33)
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing (must be currently registered as an enrolled nurse (division 2) with AHPRA)  NM TAFE
SM TAFE
CR TAFE 
Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (C33)
CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media
(specialisations in animation and game art / film and TV) 
NM TAFE Bachelor of Media and Communication (W63 v2)
SIT50116 Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management NM TAFE Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (K93 v8) 
SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management NM TAFE
SM TAFE
TBA
MEM50212 Diploma of Engineering – Technical NM TAFE Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Honours Y45
Packages available with Murdoch University
TIWA course TIWA college University course
BSB50120 Diploma of Business NM TAFE  Bachelor of Business
FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting NM TAFE  Bachelor of Business (B1367) all majors
BSB50620 Diploma of Marketing and Communication NM TAFE  Bachelor of Business in Marketing
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services SM TAFE
CR TAFE 
Bachelor of Arts (B1356) in Community Development, or Sustainable Development, or International Aid and Development
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care NM TAFE
SM TAFE
CR TAFE 
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Teaching) + BED ECE and Primary 
SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management NM TAFE
SM TAFE
SR TAFE 

Bachelor of Business (B1367) all majors:

  • Management
  • HRM
  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Global Business and Politics
  • International Business

Bachelor of Business (B1367) all majors:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Finance and HTM majors

Bachelor of Business (B1367) all majors:

  • Management
  • HRM
  • Business Law
  • Global Business and Politics
  • International Business

Bachelor of Business (B1367) all majors:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Marketing
  • Finance and HTM majors
ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology
(specialisations in advanced networking / advanced programming

NM TAFE
SM TAFE
CR TAFE

Bachelor of Information Technology (B1390) in: 

  • Artificial Intelligences and Autonomous Systems (AI&AS)
  • Business Information Systems (BIS) 
  • Computer Science (CS) 
  • Cyber Security and Forensics (CSF)
  • Games Technology (GT)
  • Games Software Design and Production (GSDP) 
  • Internetworking and Network Security (INS)
  • Mobile and Web Application Development (MWAD) 

Bachelor of Science in Internetworking & Network Security (B1317)
Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) in Cyber Security and Forensics (B1317)
Bachelor of Science in Mobile & Web Application Development (B1317)

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing (must be currently registered as an enrolled nurse (division 2) with AHPRA)  NM TAFE
SM TAFE
CR TAFE 
Bachelor of Nursing (B1373)
CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media
(specialisations in animation and game art / film and TV) 
NM TAFE Bachelor of Creative Media (B1343)
SIT50116 Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management NM TAFE Bachelor of Business (B1367) all majors:
  • Management
  • HRM
  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Global Business and Politics
  • International Business
Bachelor of Business (B1367) all majors:
  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Finance and HTM majors
Bachelor of Business (B1367) all majors:
  • Management
  • HRM
  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Global Business and Politics
  • International Business

Bachelor of Business (B1367) all majors:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Finance and HTM majors
SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management NM TAFE
SM TAFE
Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Events (B1356)

Credit transfer

Many students choose to start their studies at TAFE, then apply for university entrance towards the end of their diploma/advanced diploma studies and gain credit for the work they have done. 

If you are interested in university pathways or packaging, please contact the university to confirm the credit transfers awarded for each course. 

Our university partners

TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) has formal articulation agreements with the following WA universities. These universities give select diploma and advanced diploma graduates entry into a wide range of degree programs, and provide credit transfer (also known as advanced standing) for your previous studies.

Find a UniPathway and apply today 

Explore the formal arrangements between WA TAFE colleges and universities that allow TAFE diploma and advanced diploma graduates to enter a university degree with credit transfer. Before applying, please read the information about university pathways below. You should also look at our TAFE application process page.  

If you are packaging a TAFE course and a university degree, your credit transfer will be reflected on your university offer prior to acceptance. If you are choosing a TAFE course on the basis of future credit transfer to university, you should check with the university before making enrolment decisions. 

Credit points listed on our website are for current TAFE courses. Please contact us(opens in a new tab) if you would like to check the credit transfer for a course no longer offered by TIWA. 

Please note that our information about university credit transfer and tuition costs provides a general guide only. Exact TAFE to university credit transfers and fees depend on a number of factors including your selection of university course and major, and the units which make up the TAFE course at your college. For example, some Curtin University course credit points are indicated by a range, e.g. 100-200 or “up to 400.” Edith Cowan University courses specify “up to” values. 

Applying for a TAFE to university package

To apply for a university package, you must appoint an education agent who is registered with both TIWA and your preferred university. Find an agent near you

Some courses require a higher English level. Please refer to the specific English requirements on TIWA course pages in our course catalogue. If you need to improve your English before you start your study pathway, you can Learn English with TIWA.

Steps to apply

  • Step one: Select your TAFE course and relevant university pathway. 
  • Step two: Download the required documents and complete all the required details. Have electronic copies of these documents ready to upload with your TAFE application. 
  • Step three: Together with your agent, apply online for your TAFE to university package(opens in a new tab)

For ECU and Murdoch University, you must pay all packaging fees to TIWA, together with payment for your TAFE course and Overseas Health Cover.

For Curtin University, you must pay packaging fees directly to them. TIWA will provide more information on this at the offer letter stage.  

Select your preferred university for detailed requirements

If you are interested in university pathways or packaging, please contact the university to confirm the credit transfers awarded for each course. 
Curtin University (CRICOS Provider Code 00301J)

Application requirements

TIWA needs your:

  1. TIWA application submitted online;
  2. copy of passport details page;
  3. academics; and
  4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

Curtin University needs the following.

  1. Your completed Curtin International student application form [PDF 123 KB](PDF document - opens in a new tab)
  2. If you are from Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mongolia or Africa (excluding Mauritius) you need to complete Curtin's genuine student assessment form [PDF 169 KB](PDF document - opens in a new tab) – this list of countries is subject to change and Curtin University may need you to complete this form even if your country is not listed here.

On your acceptance of offer

TIWA needs your:

  1. signed Acceptance Letter; and 
  2. payment as requested in your Letter of Offer view specific TAFE course fees in our course catalogue

Curtin University needs the following.

  1. Your completed and signed Acceptance of Offer form;
  2. If you are from Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mongolia or Africa (excluding Mauritius) you need to provide financial evidence to meet student visa requirements – please refer to Home Affairs Genuine access to funds page(opens in a new tab) for more information
  3. Your payment of AUD$1,000 tuition deposit fee direct to Curtin, through Curtin's online payment system(opens in a new tab) – you must ​send a copy of your receipt to TIWA.

 

Edith Cowan University (CRICOS Provider Code 00279B)

The TAFE to ECU package pathway timeline is for the maximum period of 18 months' study at TAFE. This includes any period of English prior to the mainstream TAFE course.

Application requirements

TIWA needs your:

  1. TIWA application submitted online;
  2. copy of passport details page;
  3. academics; and
  4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

Edith Cowan University (ECU) needs the following.

  1. Your completed ECU International Student Application form [PDF 95 KB](PDF document - opens in a new tab) – TIWA is currently unable to request ECU packages for offshore students from the following countries: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria and Vietnam; this list of countries is reviewed annually.

    The following additional documents are required for ECU applicants from countries needing additional financial and English evidence, as per the Department of Home Affairs Document Checklist Tool(opens in a new tab):

  2. Your completed ECU genuine temporary entrance (GTE) assessment checklist [PDF 167 KB](PDF document - opens in a new tab)
  3. Resumes for you (and if applicable, your spouse)
  4. Decisions records for any previous visa refusals (for you and your immediate family)
  5. Documents to be submitted with your visa application to satisfy evidence of financial capacity as required by Department of Home Affairs
  6. If you are from Nepal, your ECU student financial declaration [PDF 1 MB](PDF document - opens in a new tab).

On your acceptance of offer

TIWA needs your:

  1. signed Acceptance Letter; and 
  2. payment as requested in your Letter of Offer view specific TAFE course fees in our course catalogue

ECU needs you to:

  1. Follow the steps in your Letter of Offer to accept the ECU offer online at ECU My Uni Start(opens in a new tab)
  2. Pay the $2,000 tuition deposit ​fee directly to TIWA

ECU does not start the genuine temporary entrance assessment phase until you accept your offer.

Murdoch University (CRICOS Provider Code 00125J)

Application requirements

TIWA needs your:

  1. TIWA application submitted online;
  2. copy of passport details page;
  3. academics; and
  4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

Murdoch University needs the following.

  1. Your completed Murdoch University international student application(opens in a new tab) form(opens in a new tab)
  2. Statement of purpose
  3. If you are from Iran, Vietnam, the subcontinent (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan) and Africa (excluding South Africa and Mauritius) or a Department of Home Affairs, Country Assessment Level 3 country, your ​genuine student evaluation form [PDF 432 KB](PDF document - opens in a new tab).

On your acceptance of offer

TIWA needs the following.

  1. signed Acceptance Letter; and 
  2. payment as requested in your Letter of Offer view specific TAFE course fees in our course catalogue

Murdoch University needs you to do the following.

  1. Pay your AUD$1,000 to AUD$5,000 tuition deposit ​fee (amount confirmed at time of offer) directly to TIWA
  2. Sign your Murdoch University Packaged Offer Contract
  3. If you needed to submit the genuine student evaluation form, you also need to submit financial documents – please read explanatory information [PDF 66 KB](PDF document - opens in a new tab) before completing your Demonstration of financial capacity declaration form [PDF 66 KB](PDF document - opens in a new tab).


Please email university packaging queries to admissions.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au(opens in a new tab)

Timelines for application processing 

To prevent delays, please ensure your documents and payments are all correct before submitting your application to TIWA.

Please note that our Letter of Offer will not be issued until the university Letter of Offer is received. Once we have received the university Letter of Offer, we will send you all your offer documentation together. 

Accepting packages 

Once we receive your signed acceptance letters and payment, you should receive your confirmation of enrolment (CoE) within seven working days. 

There are cutoff dates for applications and for finalising your acceptance – if you do not submit your application and accept the offer before the relevant cutoff dates, your offer will be deferred to the next available semester. 

Last updated on November 30, 2022