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Pathways to university

Get a TAFE diploma with credit for direct entry into a university bachelor degree course. 

Starting your studies at TAFE gives you: 

  • a practical, skills based qualification that complement your degree; 
  • a potential reduction in your study load, course duration and fees; and 
  • earlier access to work and connections in the industry.

You can find full details of university partners and available pathways in our guide.

View University pathways guide [PDF 7 MB](PDF document - opens in a new tab)

Screenshot - cover of university pathways brochure

Applying for a TAFE to university package

TAFE International WA (TIWA) will arrange a packaged offer for your TAFE diploma and university bachelor degree course. 

You apply for one student visa for the entire package, with the university degree being your principal course.

Credit transfer

You can start your studies at TAFE, then apply for university entrance and credit towards the end of your diploma/advanced diploma studies. 

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

Student Yingjun in a car

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.

Kenyan TAFE student Alfred

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.

Last updated on June 13, 2024