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 Hospitality 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
University of South Australia
University of South Australia
CRICOS Provider No. 00121B
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University of Adelaide
CRICOS Provider Number 00123M
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Flinders University
CRICOS Provider Number 00114A
Flinders Packages Available

40 Packaged University Offers available for:

Course Name University Program
Diploma of Graphic Design Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide
Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts) at the University of South Australia.
Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide
Advanced Diploma of Interior Design Bachelor of Innovation and Entreneurship at University of Adelaide
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide or Bachelor of Communication and Media at the University of South Australia
Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide or Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen) at Flinders University.
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion) or Bachelor of Creative Arts (Costume Design) at Flinders University.

Course Name University Program
Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) at the University of Adelaide or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) at University of South Australia or Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)(Honours) at Flinders University.

Course Name University Program
Diploma of Accounting Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or Bachelor of Business (Finance) at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Commerce (Business Economics), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at Flinders University.
Diploma of Business Administration Bachelor of Business at Flinders University.
Diploma of Human Resources Management Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) or Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Business at Flinders University.
Diploma of International Business Bachelor of Business at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business (International Business), Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at Flinders University.
Diploma of Leadership and Management Bachelor of Business (Management) at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Business at Flinders University.
Diploma of Business Administration Bachelor of Business at Flinders University.
Diploma of Human Resources Management Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) or Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Business at Flinders University.
Diploma of International Business Bachelor of Business at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business (International Business), Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at Flinders University.
Diploma of Leadership and Management Bachelor of Business (Management) at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Business at Flinders University.
Advanced Diploma of Accounting Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Business (Finance) at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), Bachelor of Commerce (Business Economics) at Flinders University.
Advanced Diploma of Business Bachelor of Business at Flinders University.
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management Bachelor of Business (Management) at the University of South Australia.
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management Bachelor of Business (Management) at the University of South Australia.

Course Name University Program
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) at the University of South Australia

Course Name University Program
English for Academic Purposes 20 any undergraduate program requiring a minimum IELTS of 6.0 overall at the University of South Australia. Students must achieve a credit or higher in the EAP20 course.
English for Academic Purposes 20 any undergraduate program requiring a minimum IELTS of 6.0 overall at the University of South Australia. Students must achieve a credit or higher in the EAP20 course.
English for Academic Purposes Advanced any undergraduate University of South Australia program requiring the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing. Students must successfully gain a P result (together with a Letter of Recommendation from the TAFE SA Principal Lecturer). In addition, students seeking entry to the University of South Australia, for programs with an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing, will be required to complete Part 2 of the EAP Advanced and achieve a P on all aspects in the final report (together with a Letter of Recommendation).


Course Name University Program
Diploma of Nursing Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Health Science at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide or Bachelor of Nursing(Pre-Registration)at Flinders University.
Diploma of Dental Technology Bachelor of Health Science at the University of South Australia
Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene) Bachelor of Health Science at the University of South Australia

Course Name University Program
Diploma of Event Management Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management) at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Business at Flinders University.
Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management) at the University of South Australia
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Adelaide or Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management) at the University of South Australia

Course Name University Program
Diploma of Software Development Bachelor of Information Technology (specialising in either Software Development, Games & Entertainment Design, Mobile Application Development, Networking & Cybersecurity or Systems Administration) or Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) at the University of South Australia
Diploma of Software Development Bachelor of Information Technology (specialising in either Software Development, Games & Entertainment Design, Mobile Application Development, Networking & Cybersecurity or Systems Administration) or Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) at the University of South Australia

Course Name University Program
Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering Bachelor of Engineering Honours Electrical and Mechatronic or Bachelor of Engineering Honours Electrical and Electronic at the University of South Australia
Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Electrical and Electronic) at the University of Adelaide or Bachelor of Engineering Honours Electrical and Mechatronic or Bachelor of Engineering Honours Electrical and Electronic at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics) (Honours) at Flinders University.
Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) at the University of Adelaide or Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours) at Flinders University.
Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting) Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil & Structural) at the University of Adelaide, or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structual) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil & Project Management) at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) at Flinders University.
Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Site Management) Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil & Structural) at the University of Adelaide, or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structual) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil & Project Management) at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) at Flinders University.

Course Name University Program
Diploma of Landscape Design Bachelor of Architectural Design leading into the Master of Architecture or Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of Adelaide
Diploma of Conservation and Land Management Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation and Biology) at the University of Adelaide

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

Applications cannot be accepted from Agents who are representatives of TAFE SA only.

Find an Agent for the University of Adelaide

Agents must make applications through the University of Adelaide online application system and must submit a separate application for TAFE SA

Students who apply direct must apply to both TAFE SA and the University of Adelaide through their 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