TAFE South Australia has strong connections with universities. TAFE South Australia courses may provide entry and/or credit towards university degrees. This means students can complete their university degree in less time and at a lower cost. Students also have the benefit of initially studying their preferred subject area in a supportive small class environment.
Credit will normally only be granted after you have been offered a university place. To claim credit, you will be expected to formally apply through the international office at the relevant university and will be required to provide evidence of successful completion of your TAFE South Australia course.
The list below identifies the amount of credit that has been agreed to with our university partners.
Course credit is “exemption from enrolment in a particular part of the course as a result of previous study, experience or recognition of a competency currently held. It includes academic credit and recognition of prior learning” (National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007).
Many qualifications at Diploma and Advanced Diploma level have credit transfer and articulation agreements that entitle TAFE South Australia graduates to credit in corresponding Bachelor degrees. Being eligible for credit does not always guarantee that you will be offered a place at the university. In general, the following credit amounts apply:
up to one year credit
up to a year and a half credit
up to two years credit
Courses at Certificate IV level or higher can be used to apply for entry into most university programs and some even guarantee admission.
Feedback from university partners confirms that students coming through a TAFE South Australia pathway are better prepared and perform better in their undergraduate studies than those that don’t.
To find out which TAFE SA courses offer credit towards a university degree search below. You can view all credit agreements or select a specific TAFE South Australia study area and/or a specific University. Time equivalent values are only provided when the credit points awarded equate to a semester (6 months) a year (12 months) 3 semesters (18 months) or 2 years (24 months). The time equivalent value may not always indicate the time your university study will be reduced by as this is dependent on your study pathway and university timetabling.
Important Notice: The information included on this website is provided as general information only and will change from time to time. The information does not take into account specific circumstances that may be applicable to a student. You are responsible for undertaking your own enquiries with the relevant university regarding admission requirements and the process for being awarded credit.
The student is responsible for obtaining information about the necessary visa from the Commonwealth Government to study in Australia. Enrolment in a TAFE South Australia qualification does not guarantee that a student will be eligible to study in Australia. The Minister, TAFE South Australia and the South Australian Government will not be responsible for a student failing to satisfy the Commonwealth requirements.
Exemption from enrolment in a particular part of the course as a result of previous study, experience or recognition of a competency currently held. Includes academic credit and recognition of prior learning” (National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007).