Vocational Education Training (VET)

A completed certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma from a TAFE or RTO will make students eligible to apply for entry into many UniSA programs. If you are successful in gaining a place in a program, you may also be eligible to receive credit for relevant previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your degree.

Guaranteed Entry

Some TAFE/RTO awards may even qualify you for guaranteed entry to select UniSA programs.


To see our pre-approved credit agreements with other institutions, visit our online credit assessor. Select your year of study, institution and qualification to see how much credit you could receive.

Credit is available for many more UniSA programs, so you may still be eligible for credit if your previous institution or award details are not listed here. Credit for unrelated qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

A final decision on the amount of credit you receive will be made once you have formally applied for credit. After you receive your new student email and login details, head to the credit assessor, print the application form with your results, and submit them at your Campus Central office.

Check your credit

See how TAFE SA studies can fast-track a UniSA degree

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)  108 Units
Certificate IV in Accounting Bar 9
Diploma of Accounting Bar 36
Advanced Diploma of Accounting Bar 54


Bachelor of Nursing  108 Units
Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Divison 2 Nursing) Bar 36
Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing) Bar 36


Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)  144 Units
Advanced Diploma of Children's Services Bar 4.5
Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education) Bar 27
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Bar 36


Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Electrical and Mechatronic)  144 Units
Diploma of Electronics & Communications Engineering Bar 36
Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering Bar 54
Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering Bar 72



Pathway to a new destination

After working in carpentry for 12 years, Steve was ready for a career change.

“At the time my boss was looking to retire, so I was faced with the option of taking over the business and locking in my future, or changing track and following a career path involving the arts, which had always been my passion. I didn’t want to look back when I was older and regret not giving it a go.” 

Steve went on to study an Honours Degree in Visual Arts, focusing on sculpture and installation.

Steve Cybulka
Visual Arts (Honours)

  • Guaranteed entry

    Guaranteed entry

    UniSA Preferred offers you a guaranteed place in many UniSA degree programs based upon your relevant TAFE/RTO qualifications.

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  • Gain credit for your study

    Gain credit for your study

    Check how your TAFE/RTO qualifications can fast-track your studies at UniSA.

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  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You need to apply through SATAC for most degrees. Find out more about how to get started.

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