University pathways

A Sydney TAFE Diploma-to-Degree (D2D) pathway allows you to graduate with two qualifications, a Sydney TAFE diploma or advanced diploma and a partner university bachelor degree. You can also save money, as our semester tuition fees are cheaper than our university partners, and enjoy smoother entry, as our academic and English language entry requirements are more relaxed than our partner universities.

To see our Diploma-to-Degree (D2D) pathways, download the International Student Guide (page 30).

We have strong relationships with four of Australia’s top universities.

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

University of Technology Sydney UTS ranks 21st in both the QS Top 50 Under 50 and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of the top 100 universities under 50 years of age.

UTS offers practice-based learning in world-class facilities. Students place their knowledge in a real-world context, through major projects, extensive group-work and real-life case studies. UTS provides comprehensive support services to international students, many of which are free, including academic and English language support, careers advice and housing services.

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

With over 150 years of education heritage, Australian Catholic University offers students high quality and internationally recognised qualifications.

Our culturally diverse population includes students from over 90 countries, and ACU offers more than 115 degrees in six cities across Australia.

ACU’s unique student experience allows students to excel and has enhanced its reputation as Australia’s fastest-growing and most affordable universities.

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities under the age of 50 in the influential Times Higher Education rankings.

Western Sydney University offers high-quality undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs in a diverse range of study areas. Western Sydney University has an industry-oriented approach combining academic learning with practical learning opportunities.

Each Western Sydney University campus offers a unique learning environment, friendly atmosphere and state-of-the-art facilities.

Southern Cross University (SCU)

Southern Cross University has a strong student focus and growing research profile in disciplines as diverse as geoscience, plant genetics, health and wellbeing and tourism. The university takes pride in the success of its graduates and the quality of its lecturers, many of whom are recognised as leaders in their fields.

Each of SCU’s campuses are inspiring places to study, from the rapidly expanding Gold Coast campus, to Lismore, Coffs Harbour, The Hotel School Sydney and a new Sydney branch campus.


Our CRICOS Provider Code is 00591E and CRICOS Provider Name is TAFE NSW - Technical & Further Education Commission.

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