Many students decide to come to university after completing a TAFE/VET qualification. Even if you did not finish secondary school (Year 12) your TAFE/VET qualification may allow you to enter university.

Flinders sets aside places in most of its degree courses for TAFE/VET graduates. Students who have completed a TAFE/VET certificate III or higher are eligible to apply for undergraduate courses at Flinders.

Your study at TAFE/VET does not need to be related to your selected area of study at university. However, you will be ranked on the level of your TAFE/VET qualification – the higher your TAFE/VET qualification, the more competitive you will be in obtaining admission to Flinders, and the course of your choice.



TAFElink is a guaranteed entry pathway for applicants who have completed a TAFE/VET certificate 4 or higher level qualification (provided the applicant meets the course prerequisite requirements).


Dual offers

Applicants now have the ability to apply for a TAFE SA Diploma or Advanced Diploma that is linked to a Flinders degree. They will receive an offer to both TAFE SA and Flinders University, with the Flinders offer being conditional on successful completion of the TAFE SA qualification. 



Holders of many TAFE/VET awards can receive credit for their studies if they are accepted into a related Flinders course. Credit means that we may recognise your previous studies and you won't have to complete ‘like' subjects at a university level. This means you will spend less time finishing your degree and pay less HECS.


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