Sunraysia Institute of TAFE

Whether you are just starting out at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE (SUNI 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.

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.

Many students complete the first part of the program at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE, then transfer to Deakin University to complete their degree. Students are required to meet minimum entry requirements and, in some cases, may complete a Bachelor's degree with a further two years study.

This program offers an ideal alternative pathway for students who:

  • Are seeking a suitable supportive learning environment;
  • Want the benefits of a vocational TAFE qualification with a university degree;
  • May have been unsuccessful in obtaining direct entry into university; or
  • Are seeking a competitively priced first year of study.

Deakin is a key provider of higher education in Mallee. The University has many close relationships with 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 in Children's Services, Community Services Work and Accounting alongside the Deakin University Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Science. This program enables students to gain valuable vocational skills in diploma studies, whilst also building a pathway to Deakin University.

Key features include:

  • graduates guaranteed of the pathway to Deakin with up to 18 months credit in the selected course area
  • articulations into Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Management and Bachelor of Commerce

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. 

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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