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Pathways to university

TAFE courses are a great option for improving Overall Positions and Selection Ranks for University entry.

Please find below details of how completing a TAFE course converts into an OP score for tertiary entrance.

Program - Completed Advanced Diploma

Selection rank - 91 (minimum)
Approx. OP equivalent - 6

Program - Completed Diploma
Selection rank - 82 (minimum)
Approx. OP equivalent - 10

Program - Completed Certificate IV
Selection rank - 74
Approx. OP equivalent - 13

Program - Completed Certificate III
Selection rank - 68
Approx. OP equivalent - 15

Selection Ranks vary depending on how many subjects are completed and how well a student averages across subjects.

Guaranteed Entry

By studying at TAFE Queensland South West you will have guaranteed entry into selected programs at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).

You can also gain credit toward your university studies to fast-track your degree. For example - TAFE Queensland South West diplomas can transition into the same bachelor program with USQ, which be can be successfully completed within three to three-and-a-half years, full-time.