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Pathways to university

Our university pathways can lead you to study at select Western Australian universities.

Starting your studies at TAFE provides an industry-focused pathway to further study if you do not meet university entry requirements. You also get

  • smaller class sizes with extra English and academic support;
  • practical, employment-focused skills that complements your degree; and
  • a potential reduction in your study load, course duration and fees. 
Student in graduation robe, surrounded by family

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 courseTIWA collegeUniversity course
BSB50120 Diploma of BusinessNM TAFE Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Business Administration
FNS50222 Diploma of AccountingNM TAFE Bachelor of Commerce
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and CareNM TAFE
SM TAFE
CR TAFE 
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology [Advanced Networking]
ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology [Advanced Programming]
 
NM TAFE

 
Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Science 
CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media [Animation and Game Art – AC83]
CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media [Film and Television – AC75]
NM TAFEBachelor of Design (Animation and Game Design)
Bachelor of Arts (Screen Arts)
Packages available with Edith Cowan University (ECU)
TIWA courseTIWA collegeUniversity course
BSB50120 Diploma of BusinessNM TAFE Bachelor of Commerce (W23 v7)
FNS50222 Diploma of AccountingNM TAFE Bachelor of Commerce (W23 v7)
CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media [Animation and Game Art – AC83]
CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media [Film and Television – AC75]
NM TAFEBachelor of Media and Communication (W63 v2) 
with any single major nomination (excluding Screen Studies)
MEM50222 Diploma of Engineering – TechnicalSM TAFEBachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Honours (Y45)
Packages available with Murdoch University
TIWA courseTIWA collegeUniversity course
SIT50422 Diploma of Hospitality ManagementNM TAFE
SM TAFE
Bachelor of Business
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and CareNM TAFE
SM TAFE
CR TAFE 
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Teaching) + BED ECE and Primary 
ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology [Advanced Networking]
ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology [Advanced Programming]
NM 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)

CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media [Animation and Game Art – AC83]
CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media [Film and Television – AC75]
NM TAFEBachelor of Creative Media (B1343)
Packages available with University of Notre Dame Australia
TIWA courseTIWA collegeUniversity course
HLT54121 Diploma of NursingNM TAFE 
SM TAFE
CR TAFE
Bachelor of Nursing

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.

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 a TIWA partner English college.

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.  

View detailed pathway application requirements by university

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. 

Kenyan TAFE student Alfred
Alfred
Country
Kenya
Campus
Leederville

I came to Perth through a study package from TAFE to ECU. Studying at TAFE was great. The lecturers are knowledgeable and the study mode itself is holistic. This prepared me well and by the time I started my practical training I felt confident. When I enrolled into university I was ready. The best part was that I had to do just two years of university study as I received one year of advanced standing from my TAFE studies.

Student Yingjun in a car
Yingjun
Country
China
Campus
Perth

I made connections with local Australian students and my English proficiency improved significantly during my TAFE course. The teachers were nice and friendly, the courses were industry-related and practical.  TAFE helped to prepare me for university.  After completing my TAFE UniPathway course and transitioning to university I felt better prepared than some of my university classmates.

Last updated on May 29, 2024