Diploma to degree

Gain entry to a university degree with the completion of eligible diplomas in a range of study areas. 

Undertake a UniLink diploma to progress directly into the second year of a related bachelor degree. 

Successfully complete a diploma or certificate course at Swinburne or other Australian education institution and progress to another qualification with advanced standing.

UniLink diplomas

UniLink diplomas are an option for students who miss direct entry to a degree or who would benefit from a more supportive style of learning.

They are equivalent to the first year of university and can provide a pathway to the second year of a related bachelor degree. Pathway options from UniLink diplomas are available via the pathway planner.

UniLink diplomas are available in the areas of:

UniLink diplomas take eight months to complete. There are three intakes each year (February, June and October), so you can progress to a related bachelor degree sooner rather than later.

International students

International students can undertake either an eight-month and 12-month UniLink diplomas.

Pathways Direct

Pathways Direct is a streamlined process for Swinburne students to progress from their diploma into a bachelor degree. 

Upon completion of your diploma you have access to a wide range of single and specialised degrees. The amount of credit that you may receive for your diploma can be found at the pathway planner.

Pathways for non-Swinburne students

If you have completed studies at another institution, you may be eligible to receive credit towards a degree at Swinburne. 

The amount of credit received is based on the course you have studied and the relevance to the degree you're applying for at Swinburne. 

All applications for credit exemptions are assessed on a case-by-case basis. An indication of potential credit exemptions may be found on the pathway planner.