TAFE pathways

Whether you're coming straight from high school or the workplace, you can use TAFE study as a stepping stone into Deakin. By gaining a qualification through our TAFE partners, or using recognition of prior learning, you can shorten the length and cost of your degree once you get here.

Pathways from TAFE

Before starting your TAFE course, wouldn't you feel more comfortable and secure knowing there is a place for you at Deakin afterwards? By studying certain courses at one of our TAFE partners, you can receive credit towards your Deakin degree and save time and money by coming straight into second year at Deakin.

Whether you're transitioning from school or the workplace, beginning university study can be a big step. TAFE offers a staged approach to learning, making your move to university easy.

Completing a TAFE course before studying at Deakin means that you'll start your studies at Deakin having already attained one qualification. By the time you've finished at Deakin, you'll have two – something employers will love.

Find your pathway

No matter your education history, we're here to help you find a pathway into university. Try our Pathways finder tool and explore the options that may be available to you.

Use our pathway finder tool

Fast-track your degree

If you receive credit from your TAFE course towards your Deakin degree, you could save time and money by coming straight into second year at Deakin.

Strengthen your employability

Completing a TAFE course before studying at Deakin means that you can get a head start to the career of your dreams. You could be working, earning and networking in an area relevant to your studies sooner.

Pathways from other TAFEs or RTOs

Graduates of other institutions are welcome to apply at Deakin University.

Many students who have completed a diploma or advanced diploma will be eligible for credit. Being granted credit can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost.

Learn more about recognition of prior learning

We can help get you there

There's an entry pathway into Deakin for everyone.
Ask us a question about entry pathways and we'll help you get to Deakin sooner.

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