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AQF Vocational Qualification Credit Linkages

Southern Cross University provides a range of vocational education and training (VET) pathways to university from some Nationally accredited courses and qualifications within discipline related Australian Training Packages.

These AQF Vocational Qualification Credit Linkages (AQF VET linkages) facilitate entry (admission) and/or credit for prior learning (advanced standing) into a range of undergraduate and postgraduate Southern Cross University degrees for any person holding the specific course award or qualification, regardless of which Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO) issued the qualification.

AQF VET linkages apply for Australian, New Zealand and international off-shore graduates of an Australian RTO, no matter how the learning occurred, for example face-to-face, converged delivery, or online by distance education.

Where the SCU course displays a CRICOS course code, AQF VET linkages also apply to international graduates of an Australian RTO who are studying in Australia on a student visa.

What does this mean for Australian RTOs?

AQF VET Linkages can be actively marketed and promoted as a pathway to University by any Australian RTO with one or more of the vocational courses or qualifications on their scope of registration that is approved for linkage by Southern Cross University.

What AQF VET linkages are approved by SCU?

View the AQF Vocational Qualification Credit Linkages document for specific credit details approved into a range of SCU undergraduate and postgraduate courses:
PDF AQF Vocational Qualification Credit Linkages

Click on the link to download. Select 'CTRL + F' to reveal the search window. Enter the relevant search criteria (course code or name) into the search box and press 'Enter' to identify applicable credit arrangements into named Southern Cross University degreess.

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Undergaduate Pathways

Study DisciplineSCU Undergraduate CoursesDocument Download
Community Services, Social Sciences and WelfareBachelor of Social Sciences; Bachelor of WelfarePDF Social Sciences and Welfare linkages
Arts, Society, History, Politics, Communication and CultureBachelor of ArtsPDF Arts linkages
Creative Arts and CultureBachelor of Creative ArtsPDF Creative Arts linkages
Digital Media, Visual Communication and DesignBachelor of Digital Media and CommunicationsPDF Digital Media and Communications linkages
Music Performance and Education, Songwriting and Sound ProductionBachelor of MusicPDF Music linkages
Teaching and EducationBachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Early Childhood), (Primary); and (Primary/Secondary)PDF Teaching and Education linkages
Tourism, Hospitality, Hotel and Event ManagementBachelors of Business Hotel Management, and Tourism and Hospitality ManagementPDF Tourism and Hospitality Management linkages
Health, Clinical Sciences and NursingAssociate Degree of Health; and the Bachelors in Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Pedorthics, Podiatry, Speech Pathology, Biomedical Science, and Psychological SciencePDF Health and Human Sciences linkages
Law and JusticeAssociate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies); and the Bachelor of Legal and Justice StudiesPDF Law and Justice linkages
Business, Management, leadership, Marketing and AdministrationAssociate Degree of Business; and the Bachelors of Business and Digital Business PDF Business Management and Administration linkages
Aviation ManagementBachelor of Business, majoring in Aviation ManagementPDF Aviation Management linkages
Accounting and FinanceBachelor of AccountingPDF Financial Accounting linkages
Information TechnologyAssociate Degree of Information Technology; and the Bachelor of Information TechnologyPDF Information Technology linkages
Environmental Science and EngineeringAssociate Degree of Science; the Bachelors of Forest Science and Management and Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering or Civil EngineeringPDF Science, Forest Science and Engineering linkages

Postgraduate Pathways

Study DisciplineSCU Postgraduate CoursesDocument Download
Strategic Management, Leadership and Information Technology ManagementMaster of Business Administration, and the Master of Information Technology ManagementPDF Business Administration and Information Technology Masters linkages

Applying for advanced standing at SCU

For further information view Recognition of Prior Learning (Advanced Standing) and Apply for Advanced Standing.

What if future students are still unsure about studying at Uni?

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