Pathways to University

If your goal is to achieve a bachelor degree in your chosen field of study, TAFE SA offers two different types of pathway to university - a University Packaged Program or Credit Transfer.

A University Packaged Program allows you to select the course and the university you wish to study at, before commencing your studies at TAFE SA.

Credit Transfer gives you the opportunity to select your university course on completion of your TAFE SA studies.

With additional Bachelor programs becoming available, international students can choose to stay at TAFE SA for qualifications such as the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management.

University Packaged Offers

TAFE SA has partnered with the University of South Australia, the University of Adelaide and Flinders University to offer packaged offers in a variety of fields.

This allows students to accept a joint packaged offer with a local South Australian university, and upon successful completion of a TAFE SA qualification, the student is eligible for a guaranteed entry into a nominated University Degree Program.

The benefits of a Packaged University Offer include:

  • Students will be able to apply for a single visa for the entire duration of both programs.
  • Guaranteed entry into selected university programs*
  • Guaranteed credits may shorten the duration of qualifications and reduce tuition fees over the total duration of study program **
  • Graduate with a dual qualification from both TAFE SA and a university (for example Advanced Diploma/Bachelor Degree)
  • Graduate with a competitive mix of practical and theoretical skills

In addition to this, credit transfer is available to ensure that your TAFE SA studies are recognised as being equivalent in content and level to parts of other education programs, including university degrees.

Save on your Degree

Studying at TAFE SA is a smart choice that can save you money. Our tuition fees are very competitive. Your TAFE SA qualification also provides credit towards your university degree, so you can complete your degree in less time and save money.

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Example of Savings

Maria wants to complete a Bachelor of Engineering at university. This will cost her around $43,000* (AUD) for each year of the four year degree, or around $172,000 (AUD) overall.

Maria has chosen to study the Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering (092137K/CRS1400352) at TAFE SA which costs around $17,750* (AUD) a year or around $35,500 for the two year course.

When Maria completes her TAFE SA study, she will gain two years credit to go on to complete her Bachelor degree at university in two years.

At the end of the four years, Maria will have two qualifications, the Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering and the related Bachelor of Engineering at one of Adelaide’s finest universities.

Packaged University Offers available for 2020

Arts and Design

Course Name Pathway
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion)
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts (Costume Design)
  • Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Media
  • Bachelor of Communication and Media
  • Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen)
  • Bachelor of Media
  • Diploma of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Media
  • Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services
  • Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts)
  • Building and Construction

    Course Name Pathway
    Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Business and Marketing

    Course Name Pathway
    Advanced Diploma of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Business (Finance)
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Economics
  • Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Business (Finance)
  • Diploma of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • Diploma of Marketing and Communication
  • Bachelor of Media
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Community Services

    Course Name Pathway
    Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Health and Lifestyle

    Course Name Pathway
    Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Hospitality and Tourism

    Course Name Pathway
    Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management)
  • Diploma of Event Management
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management)
  • Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management)
  • Information Technology

    Course Name Pathway
    Diploma of Software Development
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Application Development)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Games & Entertainment Design)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Cybersecurity)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development)
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
  • Mining, Engineering and Automotive

    Course Name Pathway
    Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Defence Systems)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Environmental Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Geotechnical Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Renewable Energy)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Structural Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Water Systems Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Construction Management)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (Major in Smart Technologies)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Construction Management)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structual)
  • Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Site Management)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Construction Management)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structual)
  • Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Mechatronic)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Primary Industries and Science

    Course Name Pathway
    Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation Biology)
  • Diploma of Landscape Design
  • Bachelor of Architectural Design
  • * other conditions may apply
    ** English courses do not receive credit into University programs

    Application specifics for Packaged University Offers

    TAFE SA and the University of Adelaide Packaged University Offers

    Applications may be made by:

    • Agents who are representatives of TAFE SA only
    • Agents who are representatives of the University of Adelaide only
    • Agents who are representatives of both TAFE SA and the University of Adelaide
    • Direct by students 

    Find an Agent for the University of Adelaide

    Applications will not be accepted from agents who are not representatives of either TAFE SA or the University of Adelaide.

    Applications are required to be submitted via the TAFE SA online application system.

     

    TAFE SA and the University of South Australia Packaged University Offers

    Applications can be made by:

    • Agents who are representatives of TAFE SA only
    • Agents who are representatives of the University of South Australia only
    • Agents who are representatives of both TAFE SA and the University of South Australia
    • Direct by students
    Find an Agent for the University of South Australia

    Applications will not be accepted from agents who are not representatives of either TAFE SA or the University of South Australia.

    Applications are required to be submitted via the TAFE SA online application system.

     

    TAFE SA and Flinders University Packaged University Offers

    Applications can be made by:

    • Agents who are representatives of both TAFE SA and Flinders University

    Find an Agent for Flinders University

    Applications are required to be submitted via the TAFE SA online application system

     

    Application process

    International students applying for a Packaged University Offer apply according to the requirements for their preferred University as outlined above.

    Please refer to the Guidelines on Genuine Student, Temporary Entrant, Student Visa Living Costs and Proof of Funds for important information regarding GTE.

    Students seeking a packaged offer may be required to satisfy additional conditions (as outlined in the Letter of Offer). Upon acceptance* of the offered place/s students will receive a COE for the duration of the TAFE SA and University programs. 

    Upon receipt of the Confirmation of Enrolments (COEs), international students can apply for a student visa for the total duration of both programs. 

    International students on a packaged visa are committed to study the TAFE SA qualification and the partner University course. Students should not accept their Offer if they intend to change their chosen course or transfer to another institution.

    *Some packages are offered on a quota basis. Until acceptance and payment has been received so that a COE can be issued, a place in the relevant courses cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, it is advisable to accept as soon as possible.

    See ‘how to apply’ for further details on the application process.

    Resources for Agents

    Access forms and documentation for agents to use with University Packaged Offers