TAFE/VET pathways to higher education

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

Expand your horizons with 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.

Develop the skills to think critically, creatively, and to communicate effectively. Transferring to a higher education course will take you further, help you make friends and broaden your professional network - You'll also have more opportunities for professional placement and work-integrated learning opportunities.

Are you eligible for credit?

Having completed a VET program with a registered TAFE or private provider, 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.

VET qualification^

Federation University degree Credit points
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment plus any industry qualification at Certificate III or above Associate Degree of Vocational Education and Training

Additional entry requirements apply (industry experience)

120
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment plus any industry qualification at Certificate III or above plus Diploma of VET TAE50111 or TAE50116;
or Diploma of VET Practice 21697VIC
Associate Degree of Vocational Education and Training

Additional entry requirements apply (industry experience)

150
Diploma of Community Services CHC52015

Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC53215

Diploma of Mental Health CHC53315

Diploma of Youth Work CHC50413

Bachelor of Community and Human Services 120
Diploma of Nursing HLT54115 Bachelor of Nursing 120
Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) *Nil
Bachelor of Physiotherapy *Nil
Diploma of Justice 22320VIC HK5 Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice 120
Advanced Diploma of Justice 22321VIC HK 5 Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice 180
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) 90
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) 120
Diploma of Project Management BSB51415 Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Applied Management

Additional entry requirements apply

120
Diploma of Business Administration BSB50415 Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Applied Management

Additional entry requirements apply

120
Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51915 Bachelor of Applied Management

Additional entry requirements apply

120
Bachelor of Professional Accounting

60

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB61015 Bachelor of Professional Accounting 120
Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Applied Management

Additional entry requirements apply

180
Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resource Management) BSB60915 Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Applied Management

Additional entry requirements apply

180
Any TAFE diploma plus Advanced Diploma of Leadership & Management BSB61015 plus
work experience
Bachelor of Applied Management 240
Diploma of Accounting FNS50217 Bachelor of Professional Accounting 120
Advanced Diploma of Accounting FNS60217 Bachelor of Professional Accounting 180
Diploma of Graphic Design CUA50715 Bachelor of Communication Design 120
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design CUA60315 Bachelor of Communication Design 180
Diploma of Information Technology ICT50115 Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology (Big Data Analytics)

Bachelor of Information Technology (Business Information Systems)

Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Security)

Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development)

120
Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice)

Stream is subject to additional entry requirements (competitive entry)

60
Diploma of Digital Media Technologies ICT50915 Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology (Big Data Analytics)

Bachelor of Information Technology (Business Information Systems)

Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Security)

Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development)

90
Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional Practice)

Stream is subject to additional entry requirements (competitive entry)

30
Diploma of Conservation and Land Management AHC51116 Bachelor of Environmental and Conservation Science 120
Diploma of Engineering - Technical MEM50212 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)

Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours)

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)

Bachelor of Mechatronic Systems Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Information Engineering) (Honours)

60
Diploma of Sport SIS50319 and

Diploma of Business BSB50215

Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science

Bachelor of Outdoor & Environmental Education

Bachelor of Sport, Physical & Outdoor Education

Nil*
Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) 30
Bachelor of Business 120

* Entry pathway only - completion of these VET programs meets entry requirements. ^Qualification must be obtained from a registered TAFE or private provider (RTO).

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

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