TAFE (VET) or other AQF qualifications
Graduating from TAFE or another Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) provider can qualify you for entry to Curtin, so many students who didn’t successfully complete year 12 use it as a stepping stone to university.
About the qualifications
AQF qualifications include certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas such as those offered through TAFE, Curtin College and other training institutions. If you have received one of the following qualifications from an AQF-recognised institution you meet Curtin’s minimum academic admission criteria.
- Advanced diploma
An advanced diploma qualifies you for entry to Curtin and satisfies our English language proficiency. This qualification will make your university application competitive for many courses and you may be eligible for credit toward your university study.
A diploma qualifies you for entry to Curtin and satisfies our English language proficiency. You may also be eligible for credit toward your university study.
- Certificate IV
The certificate IV is the minimum requirement for university entry, but in many cases a diploma or higher is required. You must also satisfy our English language proficiency outlined below.
English language proficiency
If you have received a diploma or advanced diploma, you have automatically satisfied our English language proficiency. If you have received only a certificate IV, completing certain TAFE communication units or the STAT Written English test are ways of showing English language proficiency, but there are other ways.
For some courses, you need to have specific knowledge of certain subjects to gain entry. Find out if your studies make you eligible for the course you’re interested in by finding your intended course or sending us an enquiry.
Credit for your study
TAFE or other AQF graduates who have received a diploma or advanced diploma related to their chosen university course may be eligible for credit for recognised learning.