Pathways & credits

Victoria University (VU) is one of the few universities in Australia to offer both higher education and vocational training.

At VU, you can complete an apprenticeship or study certificates, diplomas, degrees or postgraduate courses - entering from various points and exiting when you've achieved your goal.

Our study pathways connect courses between vocational and higher education, including 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.

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Arts

VU student Victor Victor

VU provided me with a streamlined pathway from my one-year diploma into the second year of my bachelor degree. (Victor Victor, Bachelor of Psychological Studies)

Whether you are a budding artist, psychologist, musician, social worker, thinker, communicator or writer, our pathways will get you were you need to be.

Course studied Destination course (Guaranteed entry)
Diploma of Creative Industries Bachelor of Creative Arts Industries
Diploma of Education Studies Bachelor of Arts & 8 units of credit
Diploma of Information Technology Bachelor of Interactive Media & 8 units of credit
Diploma of Liberal Arts Bachelor of Arts & 8 units of credit
Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing Bachelor of Communication & 8 units of credit
(Public Relations or Professional Writing)
Diploma of Visual Arts Bachelor of Creative Arts Industries & 8 units of credit
Advanced Diploma of Music Bachelor of Music & 8 units of credit
Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice Bachelor of Arts (Legal Studies)
Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media
(Games Development or Interactive Media)
Bachelor of Interactive Media & 11 units of credit
Advanced Diploma of Sound Production Bachelor of Creative Arts Industries & 8 units of credit

Business

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)

When you study business at Victoria University you will have access to outstanding opportunities that can help you graduate work-ready.

The Diploma of Business and Diploma of Accounting courses will guarantee you entry into our Bachelor of Business program, allowing you to tailor your degree to your chosen career path.

Course studied Destination course (Guaranteed entry)
Diploma of Accounting Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Diploma of Business (Enterprise) Bachelor of Business

Education

VU student Chloe Ryan

When I graduate with my Diploma, I plan to enrol in the Bachelor of Education and follow my dream of becoming a primary school teacher. (Chloe Ryan, Diploma of Childrens Services)

Victoria University's College of Education supports learners from diverse backgrounds. We embrace this diversity, providing opportunity for learning through flexible pathways as well as partnerships and programs that have an emphasis on workplace and community placement.

Course studied Destination course (Guaranteed entry)
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) & 8 units of credit
Diploma of Education Studies Bachelor of Education & 10 units of credit
Diploma of Youth Work Bachelor of Youth Work
Bachelor of Youth Work/Bachelor of Sport Management

Engineering & Science

VU student Michael Tabone

VU's pathways meant I could build on my qualifications one step at a time. The courses were flexible and the teachers were very supportive. (Michael Tabone, Bachelor of Building Technology (Building Surveying))

Our engineering and science courses embrace everything from environmental management to sports engineering. Our strong industry focus has led to the development of degrees available nowhere else in Victoria, such as architectural engineering.

Our flexible pathways assist you in attaining higher qualifications, while our work placements give you direct access to the industries you will work in.

Course studied Destination course (Guaranteed entry)
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) Bachelor of Building (Construction Management) & 12 units of credit
Diploma of Building Surveying Bachelor of Building (Construction Management) & 4 units of credit
Diploma of Engineering Technology Bachelor of Engineering (Architectural Engineering) (Honours) & 6 units of credit
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) (Honours) & 6 units of credit
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) & 6 units of credit
Diploma of Information Technology (ICA50111) Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Systems Computing)
Diploma of Information Technology (TDIT) Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Systems Computing) & 8 units of credit
Diploma of Information Technology Networking Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Systems Computing) & 8 units of credit
Diploma of Website Development Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Systems Computing) & 7 units of credit
Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying Bachelor of Building (Construction Management) & 8 units of credit
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology Bachelor of Engineering (Architectural Engineering) (Honours) & 12 units of credit
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) (Honours) & 12 units of credit
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) & 12 units of credit
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (21622VIC) Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) (Honours) & 12 units of credit
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours) & 12 units of credit
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)(Honours) & 10 units of credit
Advanced Diploma of Network Security Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Systems Computing) & 2 units of credit

Health & Biomedicine

VU student Anna Roy

Victoria University was a great preference for me because of the pathways that allowed me to get into the course I really wanted to do. (Anna Roy, Doctor of Philosophy)

Aspire to a fulfilling career in health? Our aim is to help everyone who wants to become a champion of health and health promotion. We look forward to guiding you on this journey.

Our innovative courses, flexible pathways, and hands-on approach - alongside our customisation of technology-enhanced learning and strong partnerships with the healthcare industry - ensure you gain the practical skills and experience necessary to graduate work-ready.

Course studied Destination course (Guaranteed entry)
Diploma of Beauty Therapy Bachelor of Health Science (Dermal Therapies)
Diploma of Nursing Bachelor of Nursing & 8 units of credit
Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance) Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) & 2 units of credit

Law & Justice

VU student Kate Bartlett

The transition from diploma to degree was easy because I developed practical skills and an understanding of the profession during my diploma. (Kate Bartlett, Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts)

At Victoria University we prepare you for the challenges of the legal world with classroom and workplace learning that reflects the real work you will do. Our flexible pathways give you more options to achieve your goals while balancing life and study commitments.

Course studied Destination course (Guaranteed entry)
Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice Bachelor of Arts (Legal Studies)
Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice Bachelor of Legal Services & 8 units of credit

Sport & Exercise Science

VU student Grant Rowe

Getting a low ATAR score didn't stop me from going to uni because I enrolled in VU's Certificate III in Fitness and was able to pathway into the diploma then degree. (Grant Rowe, Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement)

Are you passionate about staying fit and healthy – and helping others do the same?

With the largest range of sport and exercise science courses spanning the vocational education (TAFE), bachelor and postgraduate levels in Australia, at VU you will find an entry point that suits your current level of education.

Course studied Destination course (Guaranteed entry)
Diploma of Fitness Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice) & 1 unit of credit
Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice) & 1 unit of credit
Bachelor of Sport Coaching (Physical Education) & 1 unit of credit
Bachelor of Sport Coaching (Sport Science) & 4 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement)/Bachelor of Sport Management
Bachelor of Sport Management / Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Sport Management & 2 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Science (Exercise Science) & 2 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement) & 2 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement)/Bachelor of Psychological Studies
Bachelor of Sport Science (Physical Education)(Secondary)
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice)
Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice)
Bachelor of Sport Coaching (Physical Education)
Bachelor of Sport Coaching (Sport Science)
Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement)/Bachelor of Sport Management
Bachelor of Sport Management / Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Sport Management
Bachelor of Sport Science (Exercise Science)
Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement)
Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement)/Bachelor of Psychological Studies
Bachelor of Sport Science (Physical Education)(Secondary)
Certificate IV in Community
Development & Diploma of Sport Development
Bachelor of Sport Science (Physical Education)(Secondary)
Bachelor of Sport Science (Exercise Science) & 4 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement) & 4 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement)/Bachelor of Psychological Studies & 1 unit of credit
Bachelor of Sport Coaching (Physical Education) & 3 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Coaching (Sport Science) & 6 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement)/Bachelor of Sport Management & 4 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Management / Bachelor of Business & 1 unit of credit
Bachelor of Sport Management (Sport & Active Communities) & 4 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Management (Outdoor Recreation Leadership) & 4 units of credit
Diploma of Sport Development Bachelor of Exercise Science (Sport Practice)
Bachelor of Exercise Science (Clinical Practice)
Bachelor of Sport Coaching (Physical Education) & 3 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Coaching (Sport Science) & 6 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement)/Bachelor of Sport Management & 4 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Management / Bachelor of Business & 1 unit of credit
Bachelor of Sport Management & 4 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Science (Exercise Science) & 4 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement) & 4 units of credit
Bachelor of Sport Science (Human Movement)/Bachelor of Psychological Studies & 1 unit of credit
Bachelor of Sport Science (Physical Education)(Secondary)

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