You can start your studies with us via a diploma course which can lead to further study, helping you and land you your dream job, or you can gain credit towards a university degree.
SWTAFE pathways are available in a range of study areas, meeting the needs of many courses and career directions.
The South West TAFE and Deakin University partnership provides our Diploma and Advanced Diploma students with a pathway to reach their dream career.
Those who graduate from selected courses at SWTAFE will be given the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (credits) for a selected Deakin University course. There are also guaranteed entry options for some pathways (providing that you successfully complete your course and thus meet Deakin's academic and English entry requirements, that there are vacancies in the course).
You may receive credits when you study a Diploma or Advanced Diploma course at SWTAFE in the following fields:
In addition to our arrangements with Deakin University, students may be able to apply for credit for prior learning with other universities and TAFEs to achieve their chosen pathway.