University pathways - TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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University pathways

A new way to think, learn and work

TAFE Queensland Brisbane has your every study option covered, from certificates right up through to degrees. With degree courses in creative arts, dental prosthetics, digital design, and more, there's no limit to the greatness you could achieve with TAFE.

We can also help you reach your goals sooner with:

Two qualifications are better than one

Did you know it is possible get a diploma from TAFE and a degree from university in the same amount of time it takes to complete a standard degree on its own? This is known as a Dual Award, an option that naturally builds your skills, confidence and knowledge as you take your first steps into the industry.

How Does It Work?

Firstly you will need to complete the Diploma part of the course and then move onto university to complete the degree component. You can apply for a dual award program through QTAC in the same way you apply for any other course.

Studying in this way:

  • guarantees you a place in both courses at the same time with only one QTAC application
  • allows you to obtain both practical skills and theoretical knowledge in your chosen profession
  • will save you time and money by gaining two qualifications in a similar timeframe needed for a degree only
  • gives you a head start in the job market.

Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP) and Unilearn

Our Adult Tertiary Preparation and Unilearn courses help you brush up your study skills so you can ace it at university. They are ideal for adult learners who have been busy with life and away from formal study.

Studying online or on location, they give you the equivalent of a year 11 and 12 certificate and the confidence you need to succeed.

If you have any questions on these pathways options, please contact us on 1300 712 007 or email

Degree Pathways

By enrolling in either a diploma or advanced diploma at TAFE Queensland you can improve your OP score or obtain an OP equivalent score so that you can get into the university course you've been dreaming about.

However, this pathway is not just for school leavers. People who are currently working, or full-time parents looking to get back into the workforce can use this pathway as a means of obtaining new skills and moving on to university.

Another added benefit of studying this way is that you can start working, using your diploma skills while you finish off your degree.

Degree Pathways 2018 Course Guide

Obtaining credit at TAFE for your Degree

Not only does TAFE Queensland offer a pathway to university, it offers credit transfers, which means that some of our course areas cross over with the study units in some degrees. This in turn will reduce the amount of time you need to study your chosen profession.

Pathways for international students

TAFE Queensland Brisbane is the perfect way to get your Australian success story underway. We offer a huge range of articulation options for international students. Contact the International Support team today to discover how we can help you Make Great Happen.