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':
Credit for skills & past studyWe recognise your past learning, experiences and achievements through our Advanced Standing program (previously RPL), to help you complete your studies sooner.
Diploma into a degreeYou can study one of five Higher Education Diplomas at VU and go straight into the second year of the corresponding Degree.