What are pathways?

When it comes to higher education, the word "pathways" refers to the ability to move through qualification levels, with successful completion of one qualification considered as an entry requirement to the next qualification.

For instance, successfully completing a certificate or diploma may allow you to meet the entry requirements of a bachelor degree for further study. This often comes with academic credit, so your bachelor degree will take less time to complete.

Some examples of pathways at Swinburne include:

  • MathsLink if you do not have the maths requirements for your dream course
  • UniLink diplomas if you did not get into your preferred bachelor degree with your ATAR
  • multiple options if you think you may complete Year 12 unscored.

What are my pathway options?

Let’s break it down so you can confidently choose a degree pathway that’s right for you.

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You may be eligible to receive credit for previous study.

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