Promises but not guarantees - movement from TAFE to Higher Education in a dual sector university

Year: 2006

Author: Milne, Lisa, Holden, Sue, Keating, Shay

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Many TAFE programs at Victoria University have developed articulation pathways that allow students to qualify for entry into a degree course on the basis of studies undertaken at TAFE level and they may also gain credit for their TAFE studies in the destination course. The evidence for the success or otherwise of these pathways and the degree of transparency of the articulation arrangements is largely anecdotal. This paper will discuss the outcomes of a longitudinal project conducted at Victoria University in 2005 to 2006 on the aspirations and experiences of TAFE students travelling along these pathways to higher education.