Melbourne Polytechnic


Whether you are just starting out at Melbourne Polytechnic, or have completed your Diploma / Advanced Diploma, Deakin will provide you with the tools and advice to help you transfer to Deakin when you are ready. Many students complete the first part of their education at Melbourne Polytechnic, then transfer to Deakin University to complete their degree.

Melbourne Polytechnic courses provide pathway students with the opportunity to enter university with Credit for Prior Learning of up to one and a half years towards a Bachelor degree. Students are required to meet minimum entry requirements.

Key benefits of credit for prior learning supported studies at Melbourne Polytechnic and Deakin University:

  • Students can work while studying.  Deakin offers flexible study options and, after completing a TAFE diploma, students can seek higher paid employment while undertaking part-time or full-time university study.
  • Pathways contribute to employability. Students will have a highly marketable mix of practical VET/vocational skills and theoretical higher education knowledge after graduating from Melbourne Polytechnic and Deakin.
  • Pathways provide staged and supported learning. Students will experience a supported transition from school to tertiary education via TAFE studies, as well as acquire the skills required for tertiary study while undertaking a diploma at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Contact for further assistance, or call 1300 DEGREE (1300 334 733)

Deakin offers a wide range of credit for prior learning to Melbourne Polytechnic graduates and many students complete the first part of the program at Melbourne Polytechnic, then transfer to Deakin University to complete their degree.

To find out what credit you may be eligible for, search our Credit for Prior Learning Database below and learn what credit you can receive from your qualifications.

If you can't find your previous institution or course in the database, you may still be eligible for credit. Deakin welcomes applications for credit from all TAFE courses. You can also apply for CPL if you have significant work experience in your chosen area of study.


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