We offer certificate level courses through to degrees, postgraduate qualifications and research.
We also offer pathway opportunities between qualifications so you can progress through to reach your individual education goals, either now or in the future.
Find the right type of qualification to suit you.
Degree with Honours
An additional specialised honours year is a recognised point of entry into postgraduate research studies from most courses, while honours can also be granted on performance throughout degree studies (eg. Engineering). Honours often provides students the opportunity to pursue their undergraduate studies at an advanced level. Most Honours students are required to complete a substantial original piece of research for their thesis.
Double degrees will broaden your study experience and enhance your career opportunities. It also allows you to combine two discipline areas – a popular challenge for high-achieving students.
University degrees are often the first tertiary experience for school leavers. Degrees give you skills, theory and knowledge for specific professional outcomes. Degrees are also a chance to fulfil personal interests and passions and suited for workers don't have a formal qualification. These courses take between three and five years to complete – with options to study full-time, part-time or online.
Associate degrees are a two-year higher education qualification based on hands-on skills and practical outcomes. There's the option to progress to a bachelor level – meaning you could achieve a bachelor degree in the same time as through direct entry by completing an extra year of study. You could also apply to achieve diploma or advanced diploma qualifications for study completed throughout this course, exiting with more than one qualification.
UniLink diploma (degree transfer)
A UniLink diploma is an eight-month higher education degree transfer qualification that is the equivalent of first-year university. UniLink prepares students for second-year university degree studies. For capable students who did not quite meet the academic requirements for direct entry, UniLink can help them achieve a degree in the same time as through direct entry.
Advanced diploma courses provide a greater understanding for your field of study, whether you want to move straight into the workforce in a professional role, or progress to a university degree. These courses are the highest qualification you can receive at TAFE and usually take between twelve and eighteen months to complete.
Diploma courses get you started on the path to deepen your skills. Courses at this level can lead to careers in paraprofessional jobs, allow you to handle increased expectations at work and provide a higher-level of accreditation for your workplace. Diploma courses can lead to a university degree. Diplomas usually take between 6 and twelve months to complete.
Certificate III and IV
Certificate III and IV courses provide entry into various trades, traineeships or other jobs that require skills and knowledge beyond a basic level. These courses build on existing skills and could also be studied alongside VCE and VCAL certificates through a VET in Schools program.
Certificate I and II
Certificate I and II courses provide basic training and creation of skills in a specific industry area. The courses aim to get you started in the workplace, or provide the specific skills your employer wants. Many certificate I and II courses are pre-apprenticeships.
A master degree by coursework provides a high-level overview and theoretical analysis of a specific field of study or professional practice. It's the final step for those who have completed graduate certificate and diploma levels, providing a finishing touch of advanced skills and professional application.
A graduate diploma is the second stage of a master degree focused on providing additional professional skills to enhance your career and management prospects. There's a focus on critical analysis, theory and practice aimed at professional workers looking for new skills, or recognition for those without a formal qualification.
A graduate certificate is an entry-level postgraduate qualification and often the first stage of a master degree. A course at this level is suited for recent graduates of degree courses or professional workers. A graduate certificate provides you with further expertise to take your professional career a step further, or a chance to receive recognition for existing skills through a formal qualification.