TAFE/VET admission pathways

Take your education further.

If you're looking for a pathway into university, setting yourself up with a TAFE or Vocational Education Training (VET) qualification may be your answer.

Once you've graduated from TAFE/VET with a diploma, advanced diploma or Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC), you're eligible for guaranteed entry into most of our undergraduate courses.

Seven reasons to study with us after TAFE

  1. We're Australia's top uni for graduate employment.
  2. You may receive credit for prior learning. A uni qualification with less cost and time? Yes, please!
  3. You’ll be supported, with access to our dedicated transition support program.
  4. Do you have a diploma or advanced diploma? You're guaranteed entry into most of our courses.
  5. We have scholarships especially for students transitioning from TAFE/VET studies. Check out our full range of scholarships to see what you're eligible for.
  6. Our online study options give you the freedom and flexibility to study when and where it suits you.
  7. You'll graduate with two types of qualifications (TAFE and uni) making you more competitive in the job market.
  • Formal pathway programs

    Upgrade your formal qualifications to degree-level and enhance your future employment opportunities with a special partnership between TAFE/Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Charles Sturt University.

    The partnership offers a learning program that combines TAFE/VET and Charles Sturt study in one. It's the best of both worlds!

    What's good to know

    • We have several credit packages with TAFE partners and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).
    • You may receive credit for your TAFE/VET qualification if it relates to the uni degree you've chosen.
    • If you haven't started your TAFE/VET study, you can take part in an integrated program. Integrated programs are ideal if you're a school leaver, you want to change careers, or  you have work experience but limited formal qualifications. Integrated programs require you to co-enrol in both a TAFE partner institution and Charles Sturt before you begin your degree.

    Our TAFE partners

    Some of our partners also deliver Charles Sturt qualifications on our behalf. They also offer credit packages.

    Take a look.

    Institute Delivery Partner Integrated Program Articulated Program
    Canberra Institute of Technology Yes – Bachelor of Business Studies Yes – Bachelor of Information Technology  Yes – Bachelor of Information Technology 
    Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE   Yes – Bachelor of Veterinary Technology Yes – Bachelor of Agriculture & Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management
    Image of Holmesglen logo  Yes – Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene)  
    TAFE NSW, Northern Sydney Yes – Bachelor of Business Studies & Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years)  
    Sunraysia Institute of TAFE   
    TAFE NSW, Western NSW  Yes – Bachelor of Social Work Yes – Bachelor of Social Work
    TAFE SA   
    TAFE NSW, North Coast  Yes – Bachelor of Social Work Yes – Bachelor of Social Work
    TAFE NSW, Riverina  Yes – Bachelor of Information Technology 
    Wodonga TAFE  Yes – Bachelor of Applied Science (Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism) Yes
  • Guaranteed entry explained

    If you've completed a TAFE/VET diploma or advanced diploma, or Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC), you're eligible for guaranteed entry into most of our undergraduate courses.

    Your previous study doesn't need to be related directly to your chosen Charles Sturt degree. You just need to have completed a formally recognised tertiary qualification.

    If you've completed a TAFE/VET qualification other than a diploma or advanced diploma, such as a Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC), you could still gain entry to a Charles Sturt course.

    Contact us to discuss your study options.

    Eligibility of TAFE/VET graduates

    As a TAFE/VET graduate, you're eligible for guaranteed entry to most Charles Sturt undergraduate degrees if:

    • you're in your final year of diploma or advanced diploma study, or you completed your diploma within the last 10 years
    • your diploma was awarded by a recognised Australian TAFE/VET Institution
    • you're an Australian domestic student, or an international student who meets our international entry requirements
    • you can provide certified copies of original transcripts showing completion of your qualification.

    Eligibility of Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) graduates

    As a TPC graduate, you're eligible for guaranteed entry to most Charles Sturt University undergraduate degrees if:

    • you have a Tertiary Entrance Score (TES) of 157 or above
    • you're in the final stages of completing your TPC or you completed your certificate within the last 10 years
    • you can provide certified copies of original transcripts showing completion of your qualification.
  • Courses where guaranteed entry does not apply

    Some of our undergraduate courses have enrolment limits or specific entry requirements. Unfortunately, these courses are not included in the guaranteed entry courses for TAFE/VET graduates.

    You can still apply! We just won't be able to guarantee your entry based solely on your previous tertiary qualifications.

    Faculty of Arts and Education

    • Associate Degree in Adult and Vocational Education
    • Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education (with specialisations)
    • Bachelor of Theatre Media
    • Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years)
    • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
    • Bachelor of Education (K–12)
    • Bachelor of Education (Technology and Applied Studies)
    • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Industry Entry
    • Bachelor of Outdoor Education
    • Bachelor of Creative Industries (Film, Televisions, Screen and Media)
    • Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) – graduate entry
    • Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) – graduate entry

    Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

    • Bachelor of Psychology

    Faculty of Science

    • Bachelor of Animal Science
    • Bachelor of Dental Science
    • Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene)
    • Bachelor of Medical Science
    • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (with specialisations)
    • Bachelor of Nursing
    • Bachelor of Paramedicine
    • Bachelor of Pharmacy
    • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
    • Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science

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