Victoria University offers a range of pathways into university degrees through partnerships with a variety of providers. We understand the value of certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas and want to recognise your qualification by guaranteeing entry or providing credits into your future studies.

Whether you are a fresh graduate or returning to study, we have a pathway option to suit your needs.

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SEDA Group

SEDA and VU have worked together since 2013 to create a strong partnership that allows SEDA graduates of the Diploma of Sports Development to access more than 10 sports and arts-related bachelor programs.

With a series of partner events scheduled throughout each year, there's plenty of opportunities to engage and find out more.

Gordon Institute of TAFE

Our partnership with the Gordon Institute of TAFE offers graduates a chance to build on their studies at locations beyond the Geelong region.

With a growing range of bachelor degrees providing either guaranteed entry or credit for study to Gordon graduates, VU is a rewarding choice.

Australian Academy of Beauty and Spa Therapy

Australian Academy of Beauty and Spa Therapy has been training beauty therapists for almost 40 years and has been a pathway partner of Victoria University since 2009.

As the beauty industry continues to expand, the demand for highly skilled beauty therapists and skin scientists continues to increase providing excellent graduate career options upon completion of this pathway.

Graduates of the Diploma of Beauty Therapy may apply for credit of up to 8 units towards the Bachelor of Dermal Sciences.

Ella Baché College

The Ella Baché brand was created 80 years ago and has been a partner of Victoria University since 2009.

Founded by a skin scientist, Ella Baché students can connect further with the roots of the brand by continuing their studies in Dermal Sciences, leading to outstanding career options in the beauty industry upon graduation.

Graduates of the Diploma of Beauty Therapy may apply for credit of up to 8 units towards the Bachelor of Dermal Sciences.

Elly Lukas Beauty Therapy College

Elly Lukas has been training beauty therapists for more than 60 years and has been a pathway partner of Victoria University since 2009.

Many Elly Lukas graduates continue on to the Bachelor of Dermal Sciences at VU. Students report that the proximity of VU's campuses around Melbourne, the unique and cutting edge course content and high employability upon graduation as the top reasons for choosing VU.

Graduates of the Diploma of Beauty Therapy may apply for credit of up to 8 units towards the Bachelor of Dermal Sciences.

Bendigo Kangan Institute

Victoria University and Bendigo Kangan Institute (a merger between Kangan Institute and Bendigo TAFE) have shared a history of pathway activities since 2005. Graduates of the Bendigo Kangan Institute can enter bachelor courses at VU through pathways across a variety of disciplines for both international and domestic students.

We celebrate this long term relationship by continuing to welcome Bendigo Kangan Institute  graduates into a select range of specialised bachelor degrees.

Builders Academy Australia

The Builders Academy Australia is the training division of the Simonds Group, one of Australia's largest domestic home builders having established over 65 years ago.

The Builders Academy Australia delivers training at certificate and diploma level in the area of construction, plumbing and design. This partnership enables graduates of these courses to further their skills and knowledge by continuing into bachelor degrees in Building Construction, Surveying and Design.

TAFE South Australia

TAFE South Australia (TAFESA) is the biggest Vocational Education (VE) provider in South Australia with over a million students studying with them since 1971.

Each year more than 1,300 courses are delivered to more than 70,000 students across the state.

A partnership has evolved between VU and TAFESA to allow Beauty and Business graduates the opportunity to enrol in a Victoria based bachelor degree providing more choice and alternatives to interstate students.

TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW is Australia's leading provider of vocational education and training, with over 500,000 enrolments each year.

TAFE NSW stands apart as an educational organisation by operating as the NSW Government's public provider of vocational education and training.

To further diversify opportunities available to TAFE NSW graduates, pathways into a select number of VU bachelor degrees are available.

Melbourne City Institute of Education (MCIE)

MCIE is one of VU’s newest partners. They offer a range of programs in Melbourne’s CBD including the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Graduates now have a guaranteed pathway into the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Wodonga Institute of TAFE

Wodonga Institute of TAFE is located in the twin cities of Albury Wodonga, on the border of Victoria and New South Wales. Our partnership guarantees students the opportunity to undertake further studies that may not available in the region.

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If you are a prospective student or pathways partner, please get in touch.

Phone: +61 3 9919 5361.
Email: pathways.futurestudents@vu.edu.au

Questions are welcome via our pathways enquiry form.