Pathways to University

From High school to The Gordon TAFE to University

There are a number of reasons why you might choose The Gordon as your pathway to university. You can gain credit points for prior learning at Deakin, Federation and Victoria Universities. This takes time off the duration of your bachelor course. Not only can this save you money, it also means you’ll have the skills to work in your preferred industry whilst studying at university. 
Why choose a pathway course?

Deakin University offers Gordon students entry and credit towards a number of bachelor degrees. 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.
Along with our arrangements with Deakin, Federation and Victoria Universities, students may be able to apply for credit for prior learning with other universities and TAFEs. 
While The Gordon has developed partnerships and formal arrangements, it is important to note that all pathways, including formal guaranteed entry and/or Credit for Prior Learning, are at the discretion of the individual university. Each applicant must meet the university’s own admission criteria. Refer to the university’s website for more information.

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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 - Gordon Graphic Design student


"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.

The Gordon acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, study and do business. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present. The Gordons Reconciliation Plan can be found here.

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

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