While TAFE Western qualifications provide for immediate employment they may also become a pathway to further education and higher qualifications.
Some TAFE programs like Tertiary Preparation Studies are specifically designed to enable students to gain entry to University.
There are many university courses that offer students with TAFE qualifications some advanced standing (or credit) in their University studies. For more information about articulation and advanced standing please contact the University offering the course that interests you.
Charles Sturt University has special articulation arrangements for students who have TAFE qualifications:
students who wish to study at CSU but do not meet the entry criteria or require further preparation. On successful completion of the program students will receive a Diploma of General Studies from CSU and the Certificate IV in Further Education or Tertiary Preparation from TAFE. Students are also guaranteed entry to many CSU degrees. The Diploma of General Studies is studied full time over two 17-week sessions.
There are also some specific arrangements between TAFE Western and Charles Sturt University.
The CSU Pathway Program is a program for students who wish to study at CSU, but do not meet the entry criteria or require further preparation.
On successful completion of the program students will receive a Diploma of General Studies from CSU and the Certificate IV in Further Education or Tertiary Preparation from TAFE Western. Students are also guaranteed entry to many CSU degrees.
The Diploma of General Studies is studied full time over two 17-week sessions. You can find out more here.
Academic literacy – the ability to think and write analytically are skills that some students who are starting university may find difficult. TAFE Western and CSU have recently launched an online Early Childhood Associate Degree program that will make the transition to studying at university easier.
Call Melinda Smith at TAFE Western’s Orange College on 6391 5634
A pathway is available for TAFE NSW students to participate in an integrated program with Charles Sturt University (CSU). The integrated program involves a dual enrolment with TAFE NSW in CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services based from Dubbo and Orange and the Bachelor of Social Work with CSU at Dubbo.
The integrated program is conducted over four years full-time on campus at CSU and TAFE. After two years, you will have completed CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services that attracts credit for eight subjects into the Social Work degree (as per AASW guidelines). Any further credit for prior study will be individually determined.
Graduates obtain dual qualifications and have the skills and knowledge to work in a wide range of social welfare agencies. If you are interested in the dual-enrolment program please contact Karen Hyland in Dubbo ph. 6885 7530 or Sharna Dean in Orange ph. 6391 5644.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) has developed a scholarship program specifically for Advance Diploma and Diploma students from TAFE Western.
There are three 'TAFE to CSU' University Scholarships available to TAFE Western students, and each scholarship is worth $2,500.
Selection is not based solely on academic achievement, so make sure you apply today!
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