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Uni pathways

From TAFE to University

TAFE training is designed to provide you with a variety of pathway options including further study at university.

Credits for your TAFE Diploma to fast track university study

A pathway to university through one of our Diploma or Advanced Diploma programs will not only enable you to reduce your study load and/or the length of your university course but will also reduce your HECS debt.

We have pathway agreements with local Western Australian universities and national higher education providers. If you are offered a place at one of these universities or higher education providers, you will be able to apply for credits/advanced standing for the units you have completed in your Diploma or Advanced Diploma, at the time of enrolment.

Please note: these pathways are a guide only and may be subject to change.

Uni Connect

First year of a degree at TAFE, finish at Uni

Uni Connect is a program which enables you to transition straight from TAFE into second year university.

We currently offer the Diploma of Commerce, which is a is a one-year higher education course that, upon successful completion, guarantees you entry into the second year of Curtin University’s internationally recognised Bachelor of Commerce.

 

Overview of pathway agreements

Curtin University
North Metropolitan TAFE has an agreement with Curtin University which provides our Diploma and Advanced Diploma students, who graduate from the listed programs, entry to the associated Curtin course, providing that you successfully complete your course and thus meet Curtin’s academic and English entry requirements, that there are vacancies in the course* and you have no sanction or visa concerns.

You will receive credits for the study you have completed at TAFE in the following fields:

   • Business and Legal
   • Creative Arts
   • Engineering, Construction and Mining
   • Health, Education and Community Services
  • IT and Interactive
   • Science​
  ​​​​​​​ • Sport and Recreation
   • Tourism

* Some Curtin courses have a fixed entry quota, eg Nursing, and if this has been filled then you may have to commence your studies at a subsequent study period.

Further information
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Questions about your application form and the progress of your application, should be directed to:

Curtin University Admissions Centre
T +61 8 9266 7805

Once you have lodged your application with TISC, Curtin University will assign you a guaranteed offer code and send you an acknowledgement of your application, confirming that you are guaranteed a place in your nominated course. Curtin’s Admissions staff will then process your credit transfers.​

Edith Cowan University
​North Metropolitan TAFE has an agreement with ECU which gives our Diploma and Advanced Diploma graduates a clear progression route into selected Bachelor courses at ECU. North Metro TAFE graduates who are accepted via this route will receive credits for the study they have completed at North Metro TAFE.

North Metropolitan TAFE has a recognition of prior learning agreement with Edith Cowan University in the following fields:
   • Creative arts
   • Business and finance
   • Languages
   • Science
   • Tourism, hospitality and events
   • Sport and recreation
   • Health, education and community services
   • IT and library
   • Engineering, mining and building

Please note: These pathways are a guide only and may be subject to change.

How to apply
For more information on how to apply, please visit our applying page on the Future Students website.

Further information
For further information on entry pathways, applying to ECU and to receive up-to-date course information, please contact ECU’s Student Recruitment Team.
T (08) 6304-6304
E futurestudy@ecu.edu.au

Murdoch University
North Metropolitan TAFE has agreements with Murdoch University into selected courses.
Whether you’re wanting to find out more about the courses on offer, future careers, studying at uni for the first time or exploring your entr​y pathway options, Murdoch University’s Student Centre can help you discover the endless possibilities.
North Metropolitan TAFE has a recognition of prior learning agreement with Murdoch University in the following fields:​​​
   • ​Business 
   • Creative Arts
   • Community Services
   • Engineering, Construction and Mining
   • Health, Education and Community Services
   • Information Technology
   • Science and Sustainability
   • Sport and Recreation
   • Tourism and Events​

Please note: these pathways are a guide only and may be subject to change.

T 1300-MURDOCH (1300 687 3624)
E study@murdoch.edu.au

How to apply
For domestic students, apply directly online with the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC). If you wish to apply for mid year entry to begin your study in Semester 2 you can apply online directly to Murdoch University. Applications open at the end of February and close in late July. To make an application, go to  www.murdoch.edu.au

For international  students, apply online direct at Murdoch website​, or visit the Student Centre on campus at 90 South Street Murdoch WA 6150
T   +61 8 9360 6063. 

For more information, email International Enquiries
E international@murdoch.edu.au

Further information
Murdoch University’s study load is calculated as follows: 
   
3 credit points = 1 unit of study
   12 credit points = 1 semester
   24 credit points = 1 year
   36 credit points = 1.5 years

The University of Western Australia
North Metropolitan TAFE has a special agreement with University of Western Australia (UWA) that allows students who graduate from Central’s Diploma of Building Design and Technology to gain easier access to UWA’s Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or Bachelor of Environmental Design.

By virtue of completing a diploma level qualification, North Metro TAFE graduates meet UWA’s academic achievement requirement for admission to the Bachelor of Design.
Diploma of Building Design graduates who apply for entry to UWA into the Bachelor of Design will be required to demonstrate acceptable UWA English language competency in line with UWA’s standard requirements.

How to apply
Students in Central’s Diploma of Building Design and Technology will be assessed for entry into the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or the Bachelor of Environmental Design at UWA via co-assessment by a panel of UWA and Central’s academic staff.

The assessment is based on students’ final diploma project.

Contact
David Plowright, Building Design & Construction Portfolio
T +61 8 9428 0457 ​​

The University of Notre Dame Australia
If you have successfully completed a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level qualification, you are considered to have met the minimum academic entry requirements for access into most courses at The University of Notre Dame Australia. 

If you have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma, you may be eligible for advanced standing into the Bachelor programs, therefore providing some students with a fast track option of completing a d​egree in a shorter amount of time. Each applicant is assessed on an individual basis.

Further information
Any queries you may have about the application process should be directed to:

The University of Notre Dame Australia
Admissions Office
T +61 8 9433 0574​

​​​​​​​Applications for The University of Notre Dame Australia are made directly to the Admissions Office. 
For an application form and further information, please visit Notre Dame's website: www.nd.edu.au

The University of Southern Queensland
​North Metropolitan TAFE has an agreement with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) which gives recognition of prior learning for a range of Central's Diplomas and Certificate IVs for their Associate Degrees and Bachelor Degrees. All of the courses are available as Distance Education programs which means you access the content online, with the exception of the Bachelor of Applied Media.

Further information
Questions about your application form and the progress of your application, should be directed to:
E study@usq.edu.au​ or 1800 269 500.

For specific TAFE to uni enquiries you can contact Jillian Blacker
E articulation.project@usq.edu.au
T (07) 3470 4145

You can apply directly to USQ through their online process
W https://applyonline.usq.edu.au​​​​

Charles Sturt University
​North Metropolitan TAFE has a partnership with Charles Sturt University in NSW, in the areas of Information Studies.

Library/Information studies: ​64 credit points for ​Diploma of Library and Information Services

Beyond Western Australia
Other universities
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If you are interested in studying at another university after finishing at TAFE, it is worthwhile contacting them directly to see what recognition of prior learning programs that the offer, which may enable you to get credit for your TAFE studies.​​

 

Page last updated February 15, 2017