If you have gained relevant skills and knowledge through study or experiences in work or other activities you may be able to receive credit for these when enrolling in a programme of study. This is done through a process called Credit Recognition, which includes cross credit, credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL). Credit recognition may not exceed two thirds of a programme.
A cross credit may be awarded when you have credit for a similar course or courses, when a minimum of eighty percent of the learning outcomes are covered for the course for which you seek the credit.
Credit transfer is awarded when you have previously successfully completed an identical course. The original grade is recorded.
RPL assesses evidence of what you have already learned from life experiences, work experiences and any training courses provided at work, against the learning outcomes of a course. You need to have met the essential learning outcomes to be awarded the course credit or may be asked to sit a test, attend an interview, or submit a portfolio to confirm you have met the learning outcomes.
If you think you may qualify for RPL or cross credit, please ask the Enrolment and Student Information team (EOSI) or speak to the School. It is important to deal with credit recognition as soon as possible, so that you can be clear as to which course/s you may have credit for, and therefore should not enrol in. An application form can be requested from EOSI or the School administrator. A course tutor will be assigned to advise and support you in your application.
There is a fee to apply for credit recognition.