Did you know that some Gordon diplomas and advanced diplomas can create a pathway to university? We have partnerships with a number of leading universities, that can provide entry and credit into a range of degree programs.

What are the benefits?

  • Develop your further study and industry skills first.
  • Gain two qualifications instead of one.
  • Start working in your career field (after TAFE) while completing uni.
  • Reduce your total study time at uni, with credit for your Gordon studies.
  • Save money.
  • Boost your future employment and career prospects.

TAFE versus university – what’s the difference?

TAFEUniversity
Style of learningMostly hands-on supported by theory.Mostly theory with some hands-on work (depending on field of study).
TeachersIndustry trained and qualified.Academics, researchers, industry professionals.
Class structureClasses and workshops.
12 – 20 people per class.
One teacher per subject.
Lectures: 50 – 700 people.
Tutorials and practicals: 15 – 30 people, one tutor per subject.
Contact hours25 – 35 per week (full-time).
Minimises homework and independent study time.
8 – 25 per week (full-time).
Significant independent study time required.
QualificationsCertificate I-IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma.Bachelor Degree, Honours, Masters, PhD.
Entry requirementsYear 10–12 (or equivalent literacy and numeracy skills).
No ATAR.
May be special entrance requirements
Year 12 VCE (ATAR), a related diploma or advanced diploma qualification, or mature age.
May be prerequisites and/or special requirements.
FeesVaries based on individual circumstances and eligibility. Concessions may be available for certificate courses. VET Student Loans available for some diploma and advanced diploma courses.Varies based on individual circumstances and eligibility. HECS-HELP available.

Note: These are general guidelines only, and details may vary between courses.
Check the website for specific Gordon course information and requirements.