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Uni Pathways

Having both a Central Regional TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification and a University degree will equip you with the best of both worlds in terms of your employment opportunities.  Gaining the industry-focused practical skills that Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification provides you with, as well as the academic knowledge that a University program confers is exactly what employers are looking for in their employees.

Our Students are our proof - Regina Richardson - Winner 2014 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year Award

regina.png"After being outside of a classroom environment for 22 years, the thought of returning to study was daunting.  However, after my first lecture [at then Durack Institute] I knew I was in the right place to assist me in reaching my goal.  Through the delivery of interactive lectures I was able to discover my strengths and areas of interest.  Additionally the Lecturers provided a welcoming, and accepting learning environment where students were encouraged to share their life skills and knowledge.  My time at [Durack] led me to create a new goal, which was to attend university.  I know the transition from TAFE to University would be different but I did not realise how challenging it would be.  Fortunately, the training I received has given me two things; one year credit at university and hands on practical experience in my chosen industry.  Vocational Education and Training have had a profound impact on my life.  I now have the confidence in knowing, that wherever I choose to work, I have the relevant training to provide the best service to my clients." 

What pathway did Regina follow?

  • Certificate III in Community Services Work
  • Certificate IV in Community Services Work
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • Diploma in Community Services Work
  • Diploma of Counselling
  • Bachelor of Social Work (at Geraldton University Centre)

Uni Pathways

If you have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification with Central Regional TAFE, you may be able to obtain credits towards a degree at Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC), Central Queensland University and the University of Southern Queensland. Check out the Central Regional TAFE Articulation arrangements here.

In addition to the arrangements in place with specific Universities, a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification from us will enable you to gain direct entry into related undergraduate degree courses in most Universities throughout Australia. You may also be eligible to gain credits with other Universities on a case-by-case basis.

Five Great Reasons To Choose a VET Pathway Into University

Employment Opportunities

Graduates with a vet Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification and a University degree qualification are highly sought after by employers in many fields.  Employers value the practical skills that vet graduates gain from their Diploma course in addition to the academic knowledge gained for a University degree course.

Personalised Training

One of the advantages of enrolling in a Central Regional TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma as a pathway to pursuing a University degree is the small class sizes in our programs.  This enables you to get personalised support from lecturers to help build your skills and confidence prior to moving on to University.  This is particularly useful to students who may have been away from an academic environment for som time and need to refresh their study skills.

Specialised Support

Central Regional TAFE have a dedicated Client Services team that provide support to students which can include mentoring, tutoring and other academic support.


Choosing a Diploma pathway to University could also be a more affordable option as many programs are relatively cheaper than University courses, and are available locally.

Commonwealth Government Loans

If eligible students may obtain a VET Student Loan to pay all your tuition fees.


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Page last updated September 03, 2018