If you haven't had the opportunity to enter university direct, we can help you on your way to a Bachelor degree. Likewise, if you have completed part or all of your university education, but need practical hands-on training to land the perfect job, a qualification from TAFE will complement your degree.
Through recognition of prior learning, this linking, or articulation, creates a seamless pathway to higher qualifications. Through recognition of prior learning and articulation, we can support you through seamless pathways with USQ and USC. Other universities may also recognise our qualifications, however you should contact your preferred university about credit transfer arrangements.
We have partnered with the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and Central Queensland University (CQU) to help you on your pathway to a bachelor degree. Dual award diploma / degree programs combine TAFE and university study allowing you to get the best of both worlds. Under this arrangement you can start your studies with us in a diploma level course and then move straight into the second year of a bachelor degree at university.
The University of the Sunshine Coast has more information on standing credit arrangements for many other diploma level courses.
Study at TAFE and you can have guaranteed entry into a selected program at the University of Southern Queensland. This means you can apply direct to USQ after completing a TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma, and you can also apply for credit toward your university studies to fast-track your degree.
In order to get into university you need a Tertiary Entrance Rank or an Overall Position score (OP). Studies in Certificate III, Certificate IV, and Diploma or Advanced Diploma programs provide a pathway to university by potentially improving your Tertiary Entrance Rank. The table below shows the minimum Tertiary Entrance Rank achievable through successful completion of TAFE programs.
|TAFE Qualification||Minimum tertiary entrance rank (competency-based training)*||Maximum tertiary entrance rank (using performance level assessment or Special Tertiary Admissions Test Result**|
|Advanced Diploma / Associate Degree||91 (approximately OP 6)||98 (approximately OP 2)|
|Diploma||82 (approximately OP 10)||91 (approximately OP 6)|
|Certificate IV||74 (approximately OP 13)||89 (approximately OP 7)|
|Certificate III||68 (approximately OP 16)||82 (approximately OP 10)|