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University pathways

In 2019, 85.6% of VET graduates were employed or enrolled in further study after training (VET student outcomes 2019, NCVER).

There are many paths in life, create your own way

After completing a TAFE qualification many of our students progress to a university degree. 

Advantages of a TAFE pathway

  • Start an industry focused pathway to further study 
  • Gain practical skills and work experience to complement your degree
  • Apply for a part-time job in the industry while you study 
  • Reduce your study load, qualification length, and fees when you enrol into your degree

Give your job search or career a boost

Many of our students start at TAFE after they have completed a degree at university. Giving them an edge over key competitors when applying for a job or future promotion. 

You can graduate with two qualifications!

We can assess your previous studies under our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)(opens in a new tab) process, so you can fast track your TAFE qualification.

Uni partners

We have strong partnerships with all WA universities to enable our graduates to apply for a credit transfer when applying to study at uni. There are dozens of pathways from South Metro TAFE courses to our university partners.

Examples of credit transfer arrangements include:

Curtin University - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Construction) - Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design(opens in a new tab) – up to 200 points or up to 1 year of advanced standing

ECU - Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management or Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management – up to 180 points or up to 1.5 years of advanced standing

Murdoch University - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Instrumentation and Control Engineering – Advanced Diploma of Engineering(opens in a new tab) – 24 credit points or 1 year of advanced standing

Full details can be found in the TAFE International WA Uni Pathway Finder tool(opens in a new tab)