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Pathway Options

Pathways Direct and Guaranteed Entry Scheme


Why are pathways important? > Create multiple entry points into degree courses > Allow students to gain recognition for previous studies > Give students the option to pursue further study at the completion of their qualification Swinburne University of Technology

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Types of Pathways > Guaranteed Entry Scheme (GES) > Receive a dual offer at TAFE enrolment > Applies to most TAFE Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications > Guaranteed a place in an undergraduate degree after the successful completion of TAFE studies > Pathways Direct > Apply for a place in an undergraduate degree at graduation from a Diploma or Advanced Diploma

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Degree Structure


Degree structure • A degree includes Professional Major, Co-Major and Minor areas of study • They are made up of individual subjects called ‘units’ that share a common theme • A single university degree is comprised of 24 units • A Professional Major is comprised of 16 units and forms the ‘tag’ of your degree • A Co-major is 8 units of study • A Minor is 4 units of study Swinburne University of Technology

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Degree structure Professional

Minor

Co-Major

Major

16 Units

4 Units

+

8 Units

or Minor 4 Units

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How do Pathways work?


How do Pathways work? > Credit is awarded to students who have completed a TAFE qualification > Shorten the length of time it takes to complete a university degree > No need to re-apply through VTAC > No ATAR score requirements

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Diploma Qualification > A Diploma qualification entitles students to 8 units of credit, the equivalent of a university ‘Comajor’ > A student with a Diploma qualification would only need to complete a ‘Professional Major’ (16 units) in order to obtain a university degree > A full time student with a Diploma qualification can complete a university degree in 2 years Swinburne University of Technology

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Diploma Qualification Professional Major

> A Diploma qualification has given enough credit to avoid the need for a co-major (or two minors)

16 Units

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Advanced Diploma Qualification > An Advanced Diploma qualification entitles students to 12 units of credit > A student with an Advanced Diploma qualification would only need to complete a ‘Pathways Major’ (12 units) in order to obtain a university degree > A full time student with an Advanced Diploma qualification can complete a university degree in 18 months Swinburne University of Technology

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Advanced Diploma Qualification Pathways Major

12 Units

> An Advanced Diploma qualification has given enough credit to only need to complete a ‘Pathways Major’ (12 Units)

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Further Information


Further Information • Course Search www.swinburne.edu.au/courses • Pathways Website www.swin.edu.au/ges • 2011 Swinburne Course Guide

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Thank You

Questions?

Swinburne Pathways 2010 (Open Day 2010)  
Swinburne Pathways 2010 (Open Day 2010)  

Presentation from Swinburne's 2010 Open Day about Pathways from TAFE to University and beyond.

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