Flinders University has further strengthened its links with TAFE SA with the signing of an agreement today that will enhance student pathways to university.
Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology Chief Executive Raymond Garrand said the five-year agreements will provide significant opportunities for students to have their training at TAFE SA recognised towards university studies and in many cases obtaining guaranteed entry into university.
“In addition there are over 5,000 students with university qualifications currently studying in TAFE SA and these agreements will further support the collaboration between TAFE SA and universities,” Mr Garrand said.
“South Australia needs an increasing number of students with post secondary training and higher level qualifications and strengthened pathways between TAFE SA and universities will be an important way of meeting the skills needs of the economy,” he said.
Flinders University Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Barber (pictured) said Flinders University welcomes the strengthened collaboration between the university sector and TAFE SA which will further enhance education opportunities in South Australia.
“Flinders has already recorded a substantial intake of prospective students through its Foundation Course which will now be jointly offered by the University and TAFE SA,” Professor Barber said.