University Pathways

Is university on your radar?  Why not start your degree with us and be job ready before university!

You can start your studies with us via a diploma course and then transfer to university to complete your degree.

Plus, by starting your study journey with SWTAFE you can benefit from having not one, but two qualifications - plus you’ll reduce the number of units you need to complete to obtain your university degree.

Courses with pathways to university include:

Guaranteed Entry

Deakin University’s guaranteed entry program provides more certainty about your pathway before you even start your study with us. It makes it so easy and enables you to progress seamlessly from selected South West TAFE courses straight through to Deakin degrees. As long as your study performance meets the required standard, you will be guaranteed a place at Deakin following successful completion of your South West TAFE course and could benefit from up to 18 months’ credit towards your Deakin degree.

For the most up-to-date list of guaranteed pathways, visit