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TAFE to University

Pathways to Uni

Thinking of studying next year? Not sure if you should go to TAFE or uni? Let us help you decide.

At TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute we offer you the flexibility to fast-forward your career with Pathways.

Choosing to study at TAFE before going on to uni can see you graduating and entering a competitive workforce sooner – and not with one, but two, nationally recognised qualifications!

See the below example of pathways to university, with the University of Western Sydney.

2014 TAFE/UWS Pathways Brochure

Go higher with a TAFE NSW Higher Education degree

A TAFE NSW Higher Education qualification is a valuable tool for building your future.

TAFE NSW has an enviable reputation for producing highly competent, industry-ready graduates. Our programs result in positive outcomes because:

Go Higher - Prospectus Cover

A TAFE NSW Higher Education qualification is a valuable tool for building your future.

TAFE NSW has an enviable reputation for producing highly competent, industry-ready graduates. Our programs result in positive outcomes because:

  • Programs are developed in consultation with industry to ensure currency and relevance
  • Courses focus on applied rather than abstract skills
  • Smaller class sizes instead of large university lecture halls
  • Caring and friendly staff
  • Practical, student-focused teaching strategies
  • Seamless pathways between vocational and higher education TAFE NSW qualifications.

To view the full Prospectus download below:

Pathways Pays

TAFE NSW Diplomas are value for money. They're nationally recognised qualifications that make you work ready, meaning you can graduate and go to work or, if you want to study at uni, you can gain credit for some subjects and reduce your fees.

TAFE NSW Diplomas are value for money.  They're nationally recognised qualifications that make you work ready, meaning you can graduate and go to work or, if you want to study at uni, you can gain credit for some subjects and reduce your fees.

If you didn't get your first preference when university offers were handed out, consider completing a TAFE Diploma that will prepare you for the university course of your choice.  A Diploma at TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute can get credit to your choice of 32 Universities Australia-wide, depending on the course (check with the university you're interested in).

TAFE NSW Fields of Study
Articulating to Uni 
VET/UWS Pathways
  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Building and Construction Management 
  • Business Studies
  • Early Childhood Teacher Education
  • Engineering 
  • IT
  • Media and Marketing
  • Nursing
  • Social work
  • Surveying
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Visual Arts and Design

University of Western Sydney - Tertiary Education Pathways

CU@CSU

If you’re a Western Sydney TAFE student or graduate, you’re in a fantastic position to further your study at uni.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) highly values TAFE qualifications, and has developed a program specifically for TAFE students wanting to further their study though uni.

WSI to Charles Sturt University

If you’re a Western Sydney TAFE student or graduate, you’re in a fantastic position to further your study at uni.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) highly values TAFE qualifications, and has developed a program specifically for TAFE students wanting to further their study though uni. For Diploma and Advanced Diploma TAFE students, CSU can offer you;

  • Guaranteed university entry*
  • TAFE specific scholarships
  • Credit for relevant study

Guaranteed university entry*

CSU offers guaranteed entry into most undergraduate courses* for anyone who has completed a TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma, or TPC students with a TES of 157 or above. The TAFE qualification doesn’t even have to be relevant to what you would like to study at CSU, so why not apply to CSU today!

TAFE specific scholarships

CSU has developed a TAFE specific scholarship program, called The CSU 'TAFE to University' Scholarship program. This program has been developed for Diploma and Advanced Diploma TAFE students.

Credit for relevant study

CSU is committed to providing as much credit as possible for your prior TAFE study. This means you can reduce the amount of study time required to complete your degree at CSU.

Find out more

*Note: There are certain courses which have enrolment limits, and therefore are not included in the guaranteed entry offering.

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