Pathways to University

There are a number of reasons why you might choose The Gordon as your pathway to university. Besides gaining credit points for prior learning at Deakin, Federation and Victoria Universities, completing a qualification with us before you start higher education studies can also save you thousands of dollars. 
Why choose a pathway course?

Deakin University offers Gordon students entry and credit towards a number of courses. Towards the end of your Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification at The Gordon, you can apply for entry at Deakin University. Deakin will assess you for Credit for Prior Learning which can mean a reduced number of units and time to complete your degree.

Besides our arrangements with Deakin, Federation and Victoria Universities, students may be able to apply for credit for prior learning with other universities and TAFEs and achieve similar pathways from their diploma or advanced diploma. 

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Pathways to Deakin


We’ve had students go on to complete degrees in a range of fields at many Universities.

Sarah Gross Graphic Design

 

"From a young age I knew I wanted to pursue a creative career and found myself interested in graphic design. I gained more knowledge than I thought was possible at the Gordon but knew there was so much more to uncover.
 
I always liked the idea of moving to Melbourne and being a part of Melbourne’s design culture, and my diploma allowed me to go straight into second year at Monash. I felt this was the perfect option for me, as I wanted an education not just a piece of paper, and the graduates I met all spoke really highly of the course.

I’m also currently working for Factorie / The Cotton On Group as a Graphic Design Intern, and find working while studying to be a great experience which will prepare me for my future design career. I am gaining relevant industry experience and constantly developing my skills. I believe to be successful in the creative industry you need to be passionate, dedicated and love what you do. This is almost an unstoppable combination."

 

Graphic Design: Sarah Gross

From The Gordon  >  Diploma of Graphic Design
To Monash University  >  Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

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About The Gordon

The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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