Uni Pathways

​​University Pathways


From TAFE to University

TAFE training is designed to provide you with a variety of pathway options including further study at university.


Credits for your TAFE Diploma to fast track university study

A pathway to university through one of our Diploma or Advanced Diploma programs will not only enable you to reduce your study load and/or the length of your university course but will also reduce your HECS debt.
We have pathway agreements with local Western Australian universities and national higher education providers. If you are offered a place at one of these universities or higher education providers, you will be able to apply for credits/advanced standing for the units you have completed in your Diploma or Advanced Diploma, at the time of enrolment.
Please note: these pathways are a guide only and may be subject to change.

Uni Connect -  First year of a degree at TAFE, finish at Uni

Uni Connect is a program which enables you to transition straight from TAFE into second year university.

We currently offer the Diploma of Commerce, which is a is a one-year higher education course that, upon successful completion, guarantees you entry into the second year of Curtin University’s internationally recognised Bachelor of Commerce.


Overview of pathway agreements:​​​​​​


​Entry to Curtin University

North Metropolitan TAFE has an agreement with Curtin University which provides our Diploma and Advanced Diploma students, who graduate from the listed programs, entry to the associated Curtin course, providing that you successfully complete your course and thus meet Curtin’s academic and English entry requirements, that there are vacancies in the course* and you have no sanction or visa concerns.

*Some Curtin courses have a fixed entry quota, eg Nursing, and if this has been filled then you may have to commence your studies at a subsequent study period.

View full list of TAFE courses leading to Curtin University courses

Further information

Questions about your application form and the progress of your application, should be directed to:

Curtin University Admissions Centre
Telephone: +61 8 9266 7805

Once you have lodged your application with TISC, Curtin University will assign you a guaranteed offer code and send you an acknowledgement of your application, confirming that you are guaranteed a place in your nominated course. Curtin’s Admissions staff will then process your credit transfers.​


​Edith Cowan University

​North Metropolitan TAFE has an agreement with ECU which gives our Diploma and Advanced Diploma graduates a clear progression route into selected Bachelor courses at ECU. Central graduates who are accepted via this route will receive credits for the study they have completed at Central. For full details please view the website

View full list of TAFE courses leading to Edith Cowan University qualifications

How to apply

For more information on how to apply, please visit our applying page on the Future Students website.

Further information

For further information on entry pathways, applying to ECU and to receive up-to-date course information, please contact ECU’s Student Recruitment Team on (08) 6304-6304 or email: futurestudy@ecu.edu,au​.​


​Murdoch University

​​ North Metropolitan TAFE has agreements with Murdoch University into selected courses.

Whether you’re wanting to find out more about the courses on offer, future careers, studying at uni for the first time or exploring your entr​y pathway options, Murdoch University’s Student Centre can help you discover the endless possibilities. Please contact Murdoch University via phone: 1300-MURDOCH (1300 687 3624) or email: study@murdoch.edu.au​.

View full list of TAFE courses leading to Murdoch qualifications

How to apply

For domestic students, apply directly online with the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC). If you wish to apply for mid year entry to begin your study in Semester 2 you can apply online directly to Murdoch University. Applications open at the end of February and close in late July. To make an application, go to  www.murdoch.edu.au.

For international  students, apply online direct at Murdoch website​, or visit the Student Centre on campus at 90 South Street Murdoch WA 6150, or phone  +61 8 9360 6063.  For more information, email International Enquiries at international@murdoch.edu.au.

Further information

Please note: Murdoch University’s study load is calculated as follows: 

3 credit points = 1 unit of study; 
12 credit points = 1 semester; 
24 credit points = 1 year; 
36 credit points = 1.5 years.​


​​The University of Western Australia

​ North Metropolitan TAFE has a special agreement with University of Western Australia (UWA) that allows students who graduate from Central’s Diploma of Building Design and Technology to gain easier access to UWA’s Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or Bachelor of Environmental Design.

View TAFE courses leading to UWA qualifications

How to apply

Students in Central’s Diploma of Building Design and Technology will be assessed for entry into the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or the Bachelor of Environmental Design at UWA via co-assessment by a panel of UWA and Central’s academic staff.

The assessment is based on students’ final diploma project.


David Plowright, Building Design & Construction Portfolio
Telephone: +61 8 9428 0457 ​​

 Notre Dame

​​The University of Notre Dame Australia

If you have successfully completed a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level qualification, you are considered to have met the minimum academic entry requirements for access into most courses at The University of Notre Dame Australia. 

The Bachelor of Law and the Bachelor of Physiotherapy require at least 1 semester of an undergraduate degree with a distinction/high distinction average and the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) requires a minimum successful completion of a Diploma.

If you have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma, you may be eligible for advanced standing into the Bachelor programs, therefore providing some students with a fast track option of completing a d​egree in a shorter amount of time. Each applicant is assessed on an individual basis.

Further information

Any queries you may have about the application process should be directed to:

The University of Notre Dame Australia
Admissions Office
Telephone: +61 8 9433 0574​

Applications for The University of Notre Dame Australia are made directly to the Admissions Office. 

For an application form and further information, please visit Notre Dame's website: www.nd.edu.au​


​​The University of Southern Queensland

​North Metropolitan TAFE has an agreement with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) which gives recognition of prior learning for a range of Central's Diplomas and Certificate IVs for their Associate Degrees and Bachelor Degrees. All of the courses are available as Distance Education programs which means you access the content online, with the exception of the Bachelor of Applied Media.


View full list of TAFE courses leading to the University of Southern Queensland

Further information

Questions about your application form and the progress of your application, should be directed to:

study@usq.edu.au​ or 1800 269 500.

For specific TAFE to uni enquiries you can contact Jillian Blacker on articulation.project@usq.edu.au or 07 3470 4145

You can apply directly to USQ through their online process: https://applyonline.usq.edu.au​​​​


​​​Beyond Western Australia

​ North Metropolitan TAFE has a partnership with Charles Sturt University in NSW, in the areas of Information Studies.

Other universities

If you are interested in studying at another university after finishing at TAFE, it is worthwhile contacting them directly to see what recognition of prior learning programs that the offer, which may enable you to get credit for your TAFE studies.​​

View TAFE courses leading to qualifications at Charles Sturt University​​


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