Take the next step: TAFE to uni

Your TAFE qualification is the perfect platform to launch into one of our exciting degrees and invest in your future career.

Expand your horizons with the breadth of a Federation generalist degree, or pursue an area of interest with the intensity and depth of a career-specific program. Our degrees are practical, productive and purposeful. You will learn to be agile, think critically and creatively, and to communicate effectively. You will make friends and broaden your professional network - many degrees offer professional placement or work-integrated learning opportunities.

Are you eligible for credit?

Having completed a TAFE program, you may be eligible for credit into a degree within a similar field of study. Below is a list of some of our more popular pathways, and an indication of likely credit.

Note: each undergraduate subject (in years 1 and 2) is worth 15 credit points. A full time student will generally undertake 8 subjects per year.

TAFE qualification/DegreeDegree Possible credit points (CP) / Period
Diploma of Community Services (CHC52015)
Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC53215)
Diploma of Mental Health (CHC53315)
Diploma of Youth Work (CHC50413)
120 CP
(8 subjects / 1 year)
Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) 120 CP
(8 subjects / 1 year)
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015)
Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015)
Nil - Satisfies the entry requirements to enter first year of the program
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) 90 CP
(6 subjects / 6 months)
Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415)
Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415)
Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915)

Additional entry requirements required

120 CP
(8 subjects / 1 year)

Adv. Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB61015)
Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resource Management) (BSB60915)

Additional entry requirements required

180 CP
(12 subjects / 18 months)

Any TAFE Diploma
Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB61015)
Work experience

240 CP
(16 subjects / 2 years)
Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217)
Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60217)
120 CP
(8 subjects / 1 year)
Diploma of Accounting (FNS50217)
Advanced Diploma of Accounting (FNS60217)
165 CP
(11 subjects)
Diploma of Graphic Design (CUA50715) Up to 18 months
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design (CUA60315) 180 CP
(12 subjects / 18 months)

Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50115)
120 CP
(8 subjects / 1 year)
Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50115) 60 CP
(4 subjects)
Diploma of Digital Media Technologies (ICT50915) 90 CP
(6 subjects / 6 months)
Diploma of Digital Media Technologies (ICT50915) 30 CP
(2 subjects)
Diploma of Conservation and Land Management (AHC51116) To be determined
Diploma of Engineering (Technical) (MEM50212) Up to 12 months

See more information regarding credit

Keep in mind that while completion of a certificate-level program may not earn credit towards a degree, in many cases a TAFE certificate may satisfy entry requirements. Check the Course Finder for all entry requirements into your degree.

What's next?

If you are thinking about studying a degree next year, you will have lots of questions.

Which course?

See information about all of our courses and programs


Find out how to apply. (Register as a new domestic/international applicant).


All you need to know about higher education fees

NB: The Student Contribution amount payable per annum can be found in the fees tab of the coursefinder entry for the course you are interested in. For example, check the fees section for the Bachelor of Community and Human Services.


Interested in some free money? Check if you are eligible for any scholarships, bursaries or grants

Study mode

Most of our degrees have some component of flexibility with their delivery. To find out about the delivery options for the program you are interested in, check the ‘Locations’ section at the top of the Course Finder entry for that course.


Federation's childcare centres will let you get on with your study.

Student support

Student Support Services will help you to get the most out of your time as a student.


Need somewhere to stay while you are studying? Check out our accommodation options

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