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University pathways for International students

University pathways for International students

SuniTAFE courses can give your tertiary education a kick start allowing you to gradually begin higher education study in an excellent learning environment.

SuniTAFE’s diploma and advanced diploma graduates interested in higher education are able to apply to one of our university partners to pursue a degree and further their careers. Various levels of credits for SuniTAFE studies are available towards a degree, depending on the university articulation pathway in place. The level of credits available towards a degree program varies across each university.

On successful completion of a Diploma course, you may enter the second year of the Bachelor program through a packaged offer arrangement.

Our university pathways offer many advantages to International students:

  • Entry into university if you don’t meet the direct entry requirements.
  • A more rewarding educational experience due to smaller classes and more individual attention.
  • Lower costs than studying at a crowded city university campus.
  • Two qualifications (a practical vocational qualification and an academic bachelor degree) earned in the same time as studying only a bachelor degree.

International pathways

SuniTAFE and La Trobe University

SuniTAFE and La Trobe University are business partners offering a pathway for international students from a SuniTAFE diploma to a La Trobe University degree. SuniTAFE graduates who have completed a diploma in the areas of Accounting, Leadership and Management, Information Technology (IT), Hospitality Management, Commercial Cookery, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management or Enrolled Nursing are eligible for credit in to a corresponding degree program at La Trobe University.

SuniTAFE and La Trobe University are located next door to each other in Mildura so students will know the university very well by the time they are ready to commence their degree. The two institutions work closely together to make sure your transition from TAFE to university is smooth.

SuniTAFE qualifications at the Diploma or Advanced Diploma level may also provide credit of up to one year advanced standing in a three or four year university degree program. These co-operative agreements between SuniTAFE and universities are called “university pathways.”

SuniTAFE course La Trobe University Pathway Course
Diploma of Accounting
(CRICOS code 089742D)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Accounting
Diploma of Hospitality Management
(CRICOS code 090999B)
  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality)
  • Bachelor of Business

Please note:

All packaging tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover premiums must be paid to SuniTAFE at the time of enrolment. Student visas for these packages will be assessed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Other conditions may apply – please talk to us to find out more.

How to apply

Please refer to the specific entry requirements for the relevant SuniTAFE course.

Step 1: Complete an application

Download and complete a SuniTAFE Application Form for International Students (and one for La Trobe University if a pathway course).

Step 2: Send us your documents

Attach the following documents to your application:

  • Certified copy of academic certificates and transcripts (translated into English).
  • Certified evidence of English language proficiency.
  • Certified copy of passport pages with your details.
  • Resume or CV (curriculum vitae).
  • Email your application or post your application form and supporting documents to SuniTAFE’s International Students Unit.

Step 3: Processing

International Students Unit staff will assess your application and if your application is successful, we will send you a Joint Letter of Offer for your nominated diploma (or advanced diploma) and the degree. The Joint Letter of Offer will also include a summary of fees which lists tuition fee payments and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Applicants who have not met English language requirements will receive a packaged offer to study an English Course at SuniTAFE to obtain the required English level before commencing their academic course.

If your application is unsuccessful we will send you a letter outlining the reason or reasons you were unsuccessful.

Step 4: Accept your offer

To accept the offer, you must complete the Offer Acceptance forms and pay the fees and charges listed on the invoice. Details of how to pay are included with your offer.

When we receive your payment we will issue you with an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE). You use this document to apply to the Australian Diplomatic Service offshore or the Department of Immigration and Border Projection (DIBP) in Australia, for your student visa for the whole study duration.