- Potential to gain ‘guaranteed entry’ to University
Our students are ‘guaranteed entry’ to some of Australia’s leading Universities upon the successful completion of their TAFE qualification. For example, our graduates of the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015) are guaranteed a place in the Bachelor of Health Sciences at La Trobe University.
Furthermore, students completing a Diploma or Advanced Diploma course with Bendigo TAFE gain guaranteed entry in to a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University. TAFE students have the ability to apply for a conditional offer to their degree midway through their TAFE studies. This means they have peace of mind knowing they have the opportunity to continue their studies with University if they choose.
- Gain credits towards University
Bendigo TAFE have formal agreements with a range Universities, ensuring that our Diploma and Advanced Diploma graduates gain credits towards specific degrees while studying with TAFE.
With credits, the length of time required to complete a degree at University can be shortened by completing a pathway TAFE course first. For example, graduates from Bendigo TAFE’s Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) (CPC50210) can reduce the time required to complete the Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) at Victoria University by 12 months when undertaking a pathway.
- Study Locally and Save Money
If your university of choice isn’t in your neighbourhood, or your local university does not have the degree you want to study, commuting or relocating can be very expensive. Choosing your local TAFE can have a range of benefits:
- Saving on long distance transport costs
- Reduced University fees with credits gained
- Opportunity to undertake a Free TAFE course
Free TAFE courses offer eligible students government subsidised funding which can make learning more accessible to those concerned about course fees.
To learn more about the Free TAFE courses available at Bendigo TAFE click here.