Sunraysia Institute of TAFE


Whether you are just starting out at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE, or have completed your Diploma or 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 Sunraysia Institute of TAFE, then transfer to Deakin University to complete their degree.

Sunraysia Institute of 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. Students are required to meet minimum entry requirements.

Key benefits of credit for prior learning supported studies at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE 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 Sunraysia Institute of 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 Sunraysia Institute of TAFE.

Deakin is a key provider of higher education in Mallee. The University has close relationships with many major local industry and employers.

Deakin in Swan Hill – another local pathway to Deakin University

Sunraysia Institute of TAFE and Deakin University have formed a unique partnership in establishing a Deakin Learning Centre, delivering Diplomas alongside the Deakin University Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. This program enables students to gain valuable vocational skills in diploma studies, whilst also building a pathway to Deakin University.

Deakin Course

Sunraysia Course

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Diploma of Children's Services

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This provides a unique opportunity for people to stay engaged in learning in the Swan Hill district and to build both vocational qualifications and skills, together with the capacity to build a learning career with Deakin University.

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

Deakin offers a wide range of credit for prior learning to Sunraysia Institute of TAFE graduates and many students complete the first part of the program at Sunraysia Institute, 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.

Deakin welcomes applications for credit from all TAFE courses. Even if your course isn't listed, you can still apply to Deakin and be offered credit for your studies. You can also apply for CPL if you have significant work experience in your chosen area of study.


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