Pathways & credits

VU student Tom Davy

Doing the first year as a diploma prepared me 100% for a degree because it built up my knowledge and study techniques. (Tom Davy, Bachelor of Business)

Victoria University (VU) is one of only six universities in Australia to offer both vocational training (TAFE) and higher education with very accessible transition between courses at all levels. We call these connections between our courses ‘pathways’. Pathways mean that your dream qualification is within reach, regardless of your study background, prior experience, or your ATAR score.

Pathways connect courses between our vocational training (TAFE) and higher education, including postgraduate studies. You can start your education journey at certificate level and proceed to a diploma, degree or even a PhD, exiting your pathway when you achieve your immediate study goal, and re-entering if and when you choose to further your studies.

Download a PDF guide of our study pathways.

You may also be able to complete your course faster through recognition of your previous study, work skills and past experience as credit towards completion of your course.

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Arts

Arts

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Arts course if you have studied:

Arts (Legal studies)

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Arts (Legal Studies) course if you have studied:

Communication

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Communication course if you have studied:

This applies to either the Public Relations or Professional Writing specialisation in the bachelor degree.

Creative Arts Industries

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Creative Arts Industries course if you have studied:

Interactive Media

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Interactive Media course if you have studied:

Music

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Music course if you have studied:

Youth Work

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Youth Work course if you have studied:

Youth Work/Sport Management

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Youth Work/Bachelor of Sport Management course if you have studied:

Business

Accounting

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) course if you have studied:

Business

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Business course if you have studied:

Logistics

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain & Logistics Management) course if you have studied:

Education

Education

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Education course if you have studied:

Education (Early childhood/Primary)

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) course if you have studied:

Engineering & Science

Building

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Building (Construction Management) course if you have studied:

Building Surveying

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Technology (Building Surveying) course if you have studied:

Engineering (Architectural)

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Engineering (Architectural Engineering) (Honours) course if you have studied:

Engineering (Civil)

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) (Honours) course if you have studied:

Engineering (Electrical & Electronic)

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)(Honours) course if you have studied:

Engineering (Mechanical)

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) course if you have studied:

Information Technology (Network & Computing Systems)

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Systems Computing) course if you have studied:

Health & Biomedicine

Health Science (Dermal Therapies)

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Health Science (Dermal Therapies) course if you have studied:

Health Science (Paramedic)

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) course if you have studied:

Nursing

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Nursing course if you have studied:

Law & Justice

Legal Services

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Legal Services course if you have studied:

Sport & Exercise Science

Exercise Science (Sport Practice)

Exercise Science (Clinical Practice)

Sport Coaching (Physical Education)

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Sport Coaching (Physical Education) course if you have studied:

This only applies to the Physical Education stream.

Sport Coaching (Sport Science)

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Sport Coaching (Sport Science) course if you have studied:

This only applies to the Sport Science stream.

Sport Management

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Sport Management course if you have studied:

Sport Management/Business

Sport Science (Human Movement)

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement) course if you have studied:

Sport Science (Human Movement/Psychological Studies)

Sport Science (Human Movement/Sport Management)

Sport Science (Physical Education)(Secondary)

Sport Science (Exercise Science)

You are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Sport Science (Exercise Science) course if you have studied:

Contact us

For more information phone 1300 VIC UNI (or 1300 842 864). Or ask a question online.