Guaranteed  entry

If you're a TAFE / VET Diploma or Advanced Diploma graduate, you are eligible for guaranteed entry into most undergraduate CSU degrees. Your previous study doesn't need to be related directly to your chosen CSU degree. You just need to have completed a formally recognised tertiary qualification.

If you've completed a TAFE / VET qualification other than a Diploma or Advanced Diploma, such as a Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC), you may still be able to gain entry to a CSU course. Contact us to discuss your study options.

Eligibility of TAFE / VET graduates

As TAFE / VET graduate, you're eligible for guaranteed entry to most CSU undergraduate degrees if:

  • You're in your final year of TAFE / VET Diploma or Advanced Diploma study or have completed a diploma within the last 10 years

  • Your diploma was awarded by a recognised Australian TAFE / VET Institution

  • You're an Australian domestic student or an international student who meets CSU's International Student Policies and Guidelines, including English Language requirements

  • You can provide certified copies of original transcripts showing completion of the qualification as part of your application, or before finalising your enrolment.

Eligibility of Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) graduates

As a TPC graduate, you're eligible for guaranteed entry to most CSU undergraduate degrees if:

  • You have a Tertiary Entrance Score (TES) of 157 or above at the time of your application

  • You're in the final stages of completing your TPC or completed the certificate within the last 10 years

  • You can provide certified copies of original transcripts showing completion of the qualification as part of your application, or before finalising your enrolment.

Courses where guaranteed entry does not apply

Guaranteed entry is offered for most of CSU's undergraduate degrees, however there are some courses where guaranteed entry is not available. Some undergraduate courses have enrolment limits or specific entry requirements, and these are not included in the guaranteed entry courses for TAFE / VET graduates.

Please note: you can still apply for the below courses, however entry is will not be guaranteed based solely on you having completed prior tertiary qualifications.

Courses that do not have guaranteed entry include:

Faculty of Arts and Education

  • Associate Degree in Adult and Vocational Education

  • Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education (with specialisations)

  • Bachelor of Communication (Theatre Media)

  • Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years)

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

  • Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education)

  • Bachelor of Education (K-12)

  • Bachelor of Education (Technology and Applied Studies)

  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Industry Entry Program

  • Bachelor of Educational (Research) (Honours)

  • Bachelor of Outdoor Education

  • Bachelor of Screen and Stage (Acting)

  • Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) - graduate entry

  • Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)  - graduate entry

Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

  • Bachelor of Psychology

Faculty of Science

  • Bachelor of Animal Science

  • Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

  • Bachelor of Dental Science

  • Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene)

  • Bachelor of Medical Science

  • Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (with specialisations)

  • Bachelor of Nursing

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science