TAFE NSW – Riverina Institute

Whether you are just starting out at Riverina Institute, or have completed your Certificate IV / Diploma / Advanced Diploma, Deakin will provide you with the tools and advice to help you transfer to Deakin when you are ready.  Deakin is a key provider of higher education in the Riverina-Murray and the University has many close relationships with major local industries and employers.

Riverina Institute and Deakin 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's degree and Guaranteed Entry in specified courses.

Many students complete their first qualification at Riverina Institute, then transfer to Deakin University to complete their degree. Students are required to meet reasonable minimum entry requirements which will be specified to individual students by Deakin.

The Deakin-Riverina Institute Pathways Program will make obtaining a local tertiary qualification even more affordable and accessible for students seeking flexible study choices closer to home in regional areas of the Riverina-Murray. The Deakin–Riverina Institute Pathways Program provides accessible higher education "at your own pace, in your own place, in the cloud or locally in supportive groups".

This initiative will provide:

  • seamless pathways between Riverina TAFE and Deakin University with Credit for Prior Learning and Articulation Pathway Guaranteed Entry to Deakin degrees
  • a scholarships pathway linked to industry, facilitating greater employment opportunities for graduates
  • strong industry links with work integrated learning options and vacation employment.

Pathways Programs that will be initially provided as Articulated Pathway with Guaranteed Place and Credit for Prior Learning in 2015

Riverina Institute Course Deakin University Course
11362 Diploma of Accounting M300 Bachelor of Commerce
17831 Diploma of Management M325 Bachelor of Management
17832 Advanced Diploma of Management M325 Bachelor of Management
11063 Diploma of Human Resources Management M300 Bachelor of Commerce
17843 Advanced Diploma Human Resources Management M300 Bachelor of Commerce
19879 Diploma Civil Construction Management S460 Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
19880 Diploma Civil Construction Design S460 Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
20262* Diploma Electrical Engineering S461 Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)
20262* Diploma Electrical Engineering S462 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
25281 Diploma of Early Childhood and Care (AQF) E330 Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (pathway under development)

The Deakin–Riverina Institute Pathways Program offers an ideal alternative pathway for students who:

Riverina Students
  • 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
  • are seeking a competitively priced first year of study.

Riverina Institute staff will be able to brief you about the pathway detail. Alternatively, contact pathways@deakin.edu.au 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 at Riverina Institute.

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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