Pathways & credits

As one of the few universities in Australia to offer both higher education and vocational training, VU students can do apprenticeships, certificates, diplomas, degrees or postgraduate studies – entering from various points and exiting when they’ve achieved their goal.

Our pathways connect courses between TAFE, higher education and postgraduate studies. So if you didn’t get the ATAR score to get into your chosen degree, want to change career or add to your skills, we can help you design your study pathway.

You can also complete your course faster at VU by gaining credit for previous study and experience, and our guaranteed entry from diplomas into degrees

In 'Pathways & credits':

Student pathways

Read some of the stories our past and current students have shared about successfully transitioning through VU.

Michael Tabone

Thanks to his VU pathway, Michael is now a director at a thriving building surveying company.

Victor Victor

Psychological studies student (& Liberal Arts graduate) Victor Victor was awarded the prestigious Young Victorian of the Year 2012.

Louise Knuiksis

Award-winning Louise Knuiksis is quickly advancing to a successful career in the medical cosmetic industry.

Tongzhou Zhuo

International student Tongzhou Zhuo is seizing the pathway and workplace opportunities at VU.

Kot Monoah

Kot Monoah, a Sudanese refugee, followed his dream of becoming a solicitor and community mentor.

Kuorwel Kuorwel

Kuorwel Kuorwel went from refugee to research scientist with a PhD in chemistry.

Andrew Hinton

Andrew Hinton's IT pathway has seen him rewarded for his efforts along the way.

Rani Pathak

Rani Pathak chose a VU study pathway that helped her land a job at Toyota.