South West TAFE

Deakin now offers
guaranteed entry pathways
for students at South West TAFE.

Whether you are just starting out at South West TAFE 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.

South West TAFE provides pathway students with the opportunity to enter university with credit for prior learning of up to one and a half years towards a Bachelor's degree.

The Deakin–South West TAFE Pathways Program provides Guaranteed Entry pathways from TAFE to university in a growing range of disciplines, subject to meeting reasonable entry standards.  This enables students to progress seamlessly from South West TAFE diplomas to Deakin degrees.

Key benefits of the Deakin–South West TAFE Pathways Program for students:

  • Gives certainty:  Know that, subject to meeting reasonable stated entry requirements during your TAFE study, you will receive guaranteed entry into a specified well-regarded university course. Make your tertiary education choices when you leave school with minimized risk.
  • 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 South West TAFE 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 South West TAFE.

Guaranteed Pathways – Deakin–South West TAFE Pathways Program

Articulated Pathway with Guaranteed Entry* - Confirmed

Deakin Course

South West TAFE course

Bachelor of Commerce

Diploma of Accounting

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education And Care)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education And Care

Bachelor of Information Systems

Diploma of Accounting

Bachelor of Nursing

Diploma of Nursing (enrolled/division 2 nursing)

Articulated Pathway with Guaranteed Entry – Pending* (will be confirmed for 2015 enrolment)

Deakin Course

South West TAFE course

Bachelor of Commerce

Diploma of Travel and Tourism

Bachelor of Information Systems

Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Advanced Diploma of Management

Bachelor of Information Technology

Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Technology

* These guaranteed pathways will be granted subject to approved academic standards.

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

For further information, please contact or call 1300 DEGREE (1300 334 733)

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 at South West TAFE.

 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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