TAFE to Higher Education

About Higher Education

About Higher Education

Higher Education at TAFE SWSi

At TAFE SWSi we offer degree and graduate programs through TAFE NSW Higher Education and in partnership with the University of Canberra and Charles Sturt University.
With a degree through TAFE SWSi you can:
  • continue to study in the supportive TAFE SWSi environment
  • move seamlessly from vocational training to Higher Education
  • study in an environment that focuses on practical training
  • study in a small class environment where you will be more than just a number.

Why undertake Higher Education?

Higher Education opens up a wide range of new and exciting career and employment opportunities. The degrees offered through TAFE SWSi are practical, career oriented and specifically designed to help you achieve your professional goals.


Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) reported a median starting salary of $52,500 in 2014 for bachelor degree graduates aged less than 25 in their first full-time job. *


GCA reported that, of those bachelor degree graduates available for full-time work four months after completing their qualification, 68.1% were employed full-time in 2014, and 20.3% were employed part-time or casually.  *
About 1,166,400 new jobs are expected to be created in the Australian labour market over the five years to November 2019 (released in December 2014). The largest number of new jobs is expected to be for Professionals - this includes occupations that generally require a bachelor degree or higher qualification (up by 258,000 or just over one in every five new jobs).  **

*Grad Stats- Employment and salary outcomes of recent higher education graduates, Graduate Careers Australia, 2014.
**Industry Employment Projections, Department of Employment, March 2015.

Start planning your career today

At TAFE SWSi we aim to help you achieve your career goals and one way we do this is through our Higher Education offerings.
We offer:


Find out more today

Want to know more about our Higher Education programs at SWSi, call us on 13 SWSi (13 7974).
Our programs


Pathways to Higher Education

Pathways to Higher Education

Gaining an ATAR through TAFE SWSi

If you left school without finishing year 12 and want to move into Higher Education or you want to improve your ATAR to get into the course of your choice we can provide you with a pathway to university and higher education programs.
If you don’t have an ATAR our courses, including HSC studies and the TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate, provide a means of entry into university or higher education. HSC studies allow you to fast-track your HSC and gain an ATAR while the Tertiary Preparation Certificate provides you with a tertiary entrance score which can be converted into an ATAR.

Moving from a TAFE SWSi course to a degree

If you start with a TAFE course and decide you want to go on to higher education, or think you might want to in the future, TAFE SWSi offers courses that articulate into degree programs at one of our colleges or at a partner organisation. This means that once completed, some selected TAFE courses can be credited towards higher education study, so you may be able to significantly reduce the time it takes to complete a degree.

Articulation arrangements available

TAFE NSW has articulation arrangements with a number of providers, for information visit TAFE NSW.
If you are interested in studying locally with Western Sydney University, you can view the pathways available on their website
If you can’t find an existing articulation arrangement for the degree that you are interested in, contact the university and see what your options are.

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