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I have completed a TAFE program

As a TAFE* (VET) graduate, you have the opportunity to further your studies at USQ while receiving recognition for your qualification. There are two ways you can use your TAFE (VET) studies to get into USQ, but if you are feeling unsure feel free to contact us and we can step you through your options.

Option 1: Credit for your TAFE studies

You can use your TAFE (VET) qualification to meet USQ’s entry requirements and put the credit you earned from your TAFE (VET) studies towards your degree. This may shorten the length of time you’ll take to complete your degree.

To apply for USQ’s undergraduate degrees you must apply through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). If you have been awarded a Certificate III or higher from QLD, NSW or SA TAFE you are eligible to apply directly to USQ. You must meet all of your program’s entry requirements, including English Proficiency, to be offered a place in your program of choice.

If you are not sure which application path to take please contact us.

Have a look at our Credit Calculator to see if any prior learning you have completed qualifies you for credits.

Option 2: TAFE/USQ dual award programs

Together USQ and TAFE* have developed a number of 'dual award' programs. Within a dual award program, you will begin your studies with TAFE and upon successful completion of your TAFE qualification you able to transfer into a USQ degree. You will need to apply for a TAFE/USQ ‘dual award’ program through QTAC.

If you are an international student, please contact us at for more information about your TAFE options.

*USQ has a range of partnership agreements in place with Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia TAFEs and private providers. Please contact us to check if your previous studies will allow for direct entry.

Note: The number of credits you are able to be granted may differ from the information displayed below as credits are awarded at the discretion of the Faculty.


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