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Secure your place in a combined TAFE and higher education program at Federation University in 2022

Are you interested in gaining the skills and perspectives that only a combined TAFE and higher education program can deliver? Do you want to commence on a secure pathway from TAFE to higher education?

If you do, the new combined TAFE diploma and higher education bachelor programs may be for you.

Programs available through our combined pathway are listed below and will be listed in the VTAC Course Search by 6 August, 2021.

How to apply

  1. List the program in your VTAC preference list, which will be available in VTAC by 6 August.
  2. VTAC applications open 2 August.

Eligibility

  • You must meet the entry requirements for the TAFE qualification for the initial offer.
  • You will then need to meet the requirements to continue on to the bachelor program which in most cases is simply to complete the TAFE diploma, but some programs do have additional requirements which are specified in the VTAC entries (and below).
  • You will also be eligible for credit towards the bachelor degree, details are also provided below.

What happens next?

The standard VTAC processes and timelines apply. For more information see https://vtac.edu.au/.

Available combined programs

VTAC course code Combined program Requirements to proceed into bachelor degree Credit received towards bachelor degree Combined program length
3700511554 CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services/HC5 Bachelor of Community and Human Services
  • Completion of the diploma
120 credit points 4 years

3700511564 (Mt Helen)

or

3700311564 (Wimmera)

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing /HN5 Bachelor of Nursing 120 credit points* 4 years
3700511574 CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care/TY5 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
  • Completion of the diploma
  • Meet the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks
  • Completion of the Altus Suite as part of their application. To view test dates and times, please visit the Altus Suite test dates and fees.
90 credit points 5.25 years
3700511584 CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care/TU5 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
  • Completion of the diploma
  • Meet the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks
120 credit points 5 years
3700511594 ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology/CT5 Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Completion of the diploma
120 credit points 3 years
3700511604

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology/CT5.BDA Bachelor of Information Technology (Big Data and Analytics)

  • Completion of the diploma
120 credit points 3 years
3700511614 ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology/CT5. BIS Bachelor of Information Technology (Business Information Systems)
  • Completion of the diploma
120 credit points 3 years

3700511624

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology/CT5.NS Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Security)
  • Completion of the diploma
120 credit points 3 years
3700511634 ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology/CT5.SD Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development)
  • Completion of the diploma
120 credit points 3 years
3700511644 ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology/CI5 Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice)
  • Completion of the diploma
  • Interview
60 credit points 4.5 years
3701511654 AHC51116 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management/SE5 Bachelor of Environmental and Conservation Science
  • Completion of the diploma
120 credit points 3 years

* Current AHPRA registration must be provided with your application to be eligible for credit based on diploma studies

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