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 Tourism, Hospitality and Events 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 Packaged Program Guides

University Packaged Programs

University of South Australia

University of South Australia
CRICOS Provider No. 00121B

University Packaged Programs 

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University of Adelaide
CRICOS Provider Number 00123M

University Packaged Programs 

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Flinders University
CRICOS Provider Number 00114A

In addition to this, credit transfer is available to ensure that your TAFE SA studies are recognised as being equivalent in content and level to parts of other education programs, including university degrees.

Save on your Degree

Studying at TAFE SA is a smart choice that can save you money. Our tuition fees are very competitive. Your TAFE SA qualification also provides credit towards your university degree, so you can complete your degree in less time and save money.

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Example of Savings

Maria wants to complete a Bachelor of Engineering at university. This will cost her around $43,000* (AUD) for each year of the four year degree, or around $172,000 (AUD) overall.

Maria has chosen to study the Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering (092137K/CRS1400352) at TAFE SA which costs around $17,750* (AUD) a year or around $35,500 for the two year course.

When Maria completes her TAFE SA study, she will gain two years credit to go on to complete her Bachelor degree at university in two years.

At the end of the four years, Maria will have two qualifications, the Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering and the related Bachelor of Engineering at one of Adelaide’s finest universities.

Packaged University Offers available for 2020

Arts and Design

Course Name Pathway
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
 
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion) or Bachelor of Creative Arts (Costume Design) at Flinders University or Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 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 Interior Design
 
Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Adelaide
Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
 
Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide or Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen) at Flinders University.
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

Building and Construction

Course Name Pathway
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.

Business and Marketing

Course Name Pathway
Advanced Diploma of Accounting
 
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Business (Finance), Bachelor of Business at the University of South Australia and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Commerce (Business Economics), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at Flinders University.
Advanced Diploma of Business
 
Bachelor of Business at Flinders University.
Advanced Diploma of Marketing and Communication
 
Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide or Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at the University of South Australia
Diploma of Accounting
 
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting),Bachelor of Business(Finance) at the University of South Australia and 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 Leadership and Management
 
Bachelor of Business (Management) at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Business at Flinders University.
Diploma of Marketing and Communication
 
Bachelor of Media at the University of Adelaide or Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at the University of South Australia

Community Services

Course Name Pathway
Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)
 
Bachelor of Social Work at Flinders University.

Health and Lifestyle

Course Name Pathway
Diploma of Nursing
 
Bachelor of Nursing at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

Hospitality and Tourism

Course Name Pathway
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
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

Information Technology

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

Mining, Engineering and Automotive

Course Name Pathway
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) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) 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) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) at the University of South Australia or Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) at Flinders University.
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.

Primary Industries and Science

Course Name Pathway
Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
 
Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation and Biology) at the University of Adelaide
Diploma of Landscape Design
 
Bachelor of Architectural Design leading into the Master of Architecture or Master of Landscape Architecture 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 TAFE SA only
  • Agents who are representatives of the University of Adelaide only
  • Agents who are representatives of both TAFE SA and the University of Adelaide
  • Direct by students 

Find an Agent for the University of Adelaide

Applications will not be accepted from agents who are not representatives of either TAFE SA or the University of Adelaide.

Applications are required to be submitted via the TAFE SA 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