The NSW Tertiary Pathways Project
The NSW Tertiary Pathways Project was developed to show how integrated pathways between VET and higher education can benefit students, employers, industry and institutions.
In four separate rounds of pathway pilots since 2010, the department has issued requests for proposal on a competitive basis. Assessment criteria included demand for the pathway from students, employers and industry, as well as innovation and the sustainability of the pilot.
Assessment also considered the ability for the pathway models to be replicated in other institutions or sectors. Each round of proposals included skill areas based on NSW Government priorities and changing skill needs in particular sectors.