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Pathways to University

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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 University and Torrens University. 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. 


Deakin University and Torrens 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 or Torrens University. Deakin and Torrens will assess you for Credit for Prior Learning which can mean a reduced number of units and time to complete your degree.

Torrens University is extending a 15% pathway scholarship for students from The Gordon, applicable to international and domestic students. Certain conditions apply to this scholarship offer and do not apply to VET courses at Torrens University. Students must provide certificates or transcripts from The Gordon to receive the scholarship.

Along with our arrangements with Deakin University and Torrens University, 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.



International Students

We are excited to announce that The Gordon has partnered with Torrens University to provide University pathways for Gordon TAFE international students.

We can now issue packaged offers for international students – DIPLOMA + BACHELOR for your ease and convenience.

Torrens University is the #1 fastest-growing university in Australia, with campus locations in a number of Australian cities, including Melbourne. With a fresh approach to higher education, industry-led learning, and practical work experience, Torrens University offers an immersive and collaborative educational experience.


Student Story


"From a young age I knew I wanted to pursue a creative career in graphic design. I gained more knowledge than I thought was possible at The Gordon but knew there was more to uncover.
I always liked the idea of being part of Melbourne’s design culture, and my Gordon diploma allowed me to go straight into second year at Monash. 

I’m also working for The Cotton On Group as a Graphic Design Intern. Working while studying is great preparation for my future design career. I'm gaining relevant industry experience and constantly developing my skills."

Graphic Design: Sarah Gross
From The Gordon's  Diploma of Graphic Design
To Monash University's Bachelor of Design