University pathways

From TAFE to university

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

If you would like to go to university but are not sure your grades will see you through, let us help. By studying with us, you can make sure that your time preparing for university counts. You'll achieve job-ready skills, plus knowledge that is recognised by the universities for credit.

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.

Overview of pathway agreements

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, e.g. Nursing, and if this has been filled then you may have to commence your studies at a subsequent study period.

Further information

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

Curtin University Admissions Centre

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.​

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

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.

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.

 

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.

For international  students, apply online direct at Murdoch website​, or visit the Student Centre on campus at 90 South Street Murdoch WA 6150

For more information, email International Enquiries

 

​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

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 degree 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

 

Applications for The University of Notre Dame Australia are made directly to the Admissions Office.
For an application form and further information, please visit their website.

North Metropolitan TAFE has a special agreement with University of Western Australia (UWA) that allows students who graduate from North Metropolitan TAFE’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 Metropolitan 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 North Metropolitan TAFE’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 North Metropolitan TAFE’s academic staff.

The assessment is based on a student's final diploma project.

​North Metropolitan TAFE has an agreement with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) which gives recognition of prior learning for a range of​North Metropolitan TAFE'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:  
 
For specific TAFE to uni enquiries you can contact Jillian Blacker
 
You can apply directly to USQ through their online process.

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

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.