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University pathways

Opening doors to University

Do either of these scenarios sound familiar to you?

You didn't get the OP you needed to get into your course. Now you're left wondering what to do.
You didn't think you wanted to go to uni so you didn't sit the QCS exam.

You have been busy with other life adventures but now want to study and you don't know where to start.

That's where we fit in. TAFE Queensland is here to help you bridge that gap so that you can get started on your university degree as soon as possible. 
We offer:

View our Diploma, Degrees and Pathways to Higher Education - 2018 Course Guide

Degree Pathways

By enrolling in either a diploma or advanced diploma at TAFE Queensland you can improve your OP score or obtain an OP equivalent score so that you can get into the university course you've been dreaming about.

However, this pathway is not just for school leavers. People who are currently working, or full-time parents looking to get back into the workforce can use this pathway as a means of obtaining new skills and moving on to university.

Another added benefit of studying this way is that you can start working, using your diploma skills while you finish off your degree.

Find out more about our entry requirements.

Obtaining credit at TAFE for your university degree

Not only does TAFE Queensland offer a pathway to university, it offers credit transfers, which means that some of our course areas cross over with the study units in some university degrees. This in turn will reduce the amount of time you need to study your chosen profession.

Two qualifications are better than one

Did you know it is possible get a diploma from TAFE and a degree from university in the same amount of time it takes to complete a degree on its own?

This is known as a Dual Award. It combines a practical diploma with a theoretical university degree and it works like this.

Firstly you will need to complete the diploma part of the course and then move onto university to complete the degree component.

Studying in this way:

  • guarantees you a place in both courses at the same time with only one QTAC application
  • allows you to obtain both practical skills and theoretical knowledge in your chosen profession
  • will save you time and money by gaining two qualifications in a similar timeframe needed for a degree only
  • gives you a head start in the job market.

You can apply for a dual award through QTAC in the same way you apply for any other course.

Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP) and Unilearn

Our Adult Tertiary Preparation and Unilearn courses help you brush up your study skills so you can ace it at university. They are ideal for adult learners who have been busy with life and away from formal study.

Studying online or on location, they give you the equivalent of a year 11 and 12 certificate and the confidence you need to succeed.

If you have any questions on these pathways options, please contact us on 1300 308 233.

Pathways for international students

TAFE Queensland is the perfect way to get your Australian success story underway. We offer a huge range of articulation options for international students. Contact the International Support team today to discover how we can help you Make Great Happen.

Find out about the types of students who have successfully enrolled into our higher education programs.