Many students choose to start their studies at a
Western Australian TAFE college, apply for university entrance towards the end of their Diploma/Advanced Diploma studies and then gain credit for the work they have done.
On completion of TAFE and university you will have two qualifications that are attractive to employers and that will give you a competitive edge in the global job market.
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
- May reduce your study load, course duration and fees when you enrol into your university degree
TAFE International Western Australia has advanced standing agreements with the following Western Australian Universities. These universities give selected Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree graduates, entry into a wide variety of degree programs with very competitive advanced standing or credit transfers.
Students who are interested in university pathways or packaging should contact the relevant university to confirm the credit transfers awarded for each course.
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The information about university credit points and tuition costs provides a general guide only. Exact TAFE to university articulation 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.
If you are packaging a TAFE course and a university degree, your advanced standing 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 prior to making enrolment decisions.
The credit points listed are for current TAFE courses. Please contact us if you would like to check the university articulation for a course no longer offered by TIWA. Associate Degrees offered by South Metropolitan TAFE are in teach-out and not available for new student enrolments.
View a list of existing university articulations for these teach-out courses (PDF)
TAFE WA UniPathway Packaging
Some TAFE courses can be packaged at the time of application so that you can apply for one student visa for the total duration of your courses.
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Please refer to the specific English requirements for the relevant TAFE International Western Australia course.
Some courses require a higher English level. Please refer to the specific course information located in the
If you need to improve your English before you start your study pathway you can find out more about studying
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