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TAFE/VET graduates

As a TAFE or VET graduate, you can use your Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) awards of certificate III, certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma to submit an application to study with USQ.

We convert your TAFE or VET qualification and results along with your past school results and work experience (if applicable) into a selection rank. It is this selection rank that determines which degrees you may meet the entry requirements for.

Our credit calculator can help you determine the credit you may be eligible for. If your qualification isn’t available on the Credit Calculator please contact us for more information.

1. Find your degree

Discover your perfect degree.

Check the application dates for the degree you want to apply for. Application dates can vary so it’s important to view USQ’s key dates  to find out all the details.

Each degree has unique entry requirements and supporting documentation, therefore it is important you read the entry requirements for each degree.  

Auditions and interviews

Some degrees have additional entry requirements such as auditions and interviews which you will need to understand before submitting your application.

Supporting documentation

The entry requirements for your degree will give you an idea of the documentation to provide. These documents help us to verify that you meet the entry requirements. 

The next step to take is applying!

TAFE QLD qualification  

Apply online directly to USQ for your chosen undergraduate degree. There are some exceptions in which you will need to apply through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). These are:

Other Australian TAFE qualification

Apply though the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) if your TAFE qualification is not from TAFE QLD.

After you’ve submitted your application you will be emailed a reference number. You will be notified via email an update of your application within 10 business days. You can check the progress of your application at any time by logging into your USQ Direct Entry application.

Alternatively, if you applied via QTAC, you will be emailed a QTAC reference number. QTAC will email you the outcome of your application during an offer round.

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Your previous studies

At USQ, we want to help you on your journey at university and recognising your prior learning and work experience is just one way we can do that.

Recognition of prior learning

Be given credit for prior studies and work experience which will reduce the duration of your program.

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Credit calculator

Discover if you are eligible to transfer credits from your TAFE studies to your preferred USQ degree.

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Personalised support

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Tailored support

Have a question but not sure who to talk to? USQ’s support services are in one place with iconnect. Reach out to our iconnect support staff to help you solve issues or point you in the right direction.