Do you have a VET or TAFE qualification?

Take the next step in your learning journey with a JCU degree. If you have an existing qualification from a VET or TAFE provider you may be eligible for guaranteed entry into a number of JCU courses.* The study you have already completed may also count as credit towards a JCU degree, helping you to finish your degree sooner.

Guaranteed entry

If you have successfully completed a Certificate III, a Certificate IV or an AQF Diploma you are guaranteed entry into a number of JCU undergraduate courses.*

Some courses require that additional subject prerequisites are met. These prerequisites may include subjects such as English, Mathematics or Science. Subject prerequisites are detailed in the Handbook found on each course page. Speak to us about your desired course and discuss entry options.

^Please note that Certificate III and Certificate IV eligible courses also apply to the Diploma eligibility.

^Please note that Certificate III and Certificate IV eligible courses also apply to the Diploma eligibility.

*if you require prerequisite subjects for your course you can gain these through JCU Prep

Credit and advanced standing

If you have studied at another university, TAFE, or a private tertiary education provider in Australia or overseas, you may be able to transfer credit to your current degree. A successful application for credit or advanced standing could shorten the length of your study.

Visit the credit calculator to check your eligibility. We will assess your previous qualifications during your application and enrolment process.

How to apply

As a student with an existing VET or TAFE qualification applying for an undergraduate degree at JCU for the first time you can apply through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) online. More information is available here.

If you have any questions please contact us for help with the application process.

Contact us

For further information and support, please contact the JCU Student Centre:
Phone: 1800 246 446
Live chat

In person:
Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas
Ground Floor, Education Central, Building 134 (Campus Map)

Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield
Ground Floor of Building A1 (Campus Map)

*Excludes entry into the Bachelor of Advanced Science, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Nursing Science – Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, and Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours).