Related study or work experience can be credited to your degree as a form of recognition of prior learning (RPL). This means you won’t have to repeat similar units and could graduate sooner. Find out about types of credit and how to apply.
RPL may be granted as credit (specific credit, non-specific credit or reduced volume of learning) or a waiver.
You can apply for credit if you are applying for or currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master’s course at the University and have completed studies at the same level.
You can apply for reduced volume of learning (RVL) if you are applying for or currently enrolled in a master’s course at the University and have a bachelor’s degree, graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a relevant subject area, or have relevant work experience.
Please note that accepting credit may reduce your enrolment load, which can affect your eligibility for government assistance such as Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy. International students need to consider student visa requirements and eligibility for future visas.
Credit granted for a certain number of credit points at a junior or senior level. The credit points may be in a particular subject area but aren’t linked to a specific unit of study.
Credit granted for a specific unit of study when you’ve previously undertaken its exact equivalent at another institution. This means you won’t need to complete the unit here.
A form of credit that some master’s courses use to reduce the number of credit points needed to complete the course. It recognises prior qualifications and, in some cases, relevant work experience.
You can apply for credit or RVL if you have:
Credit and RVL won’t be granted:
For more information about credit rules and criteria, see our Coursework Policy 2014. Each faculty or school also has its own credit transfer policy. Before applying you should consult the resolutions in your handbook for the year you started your course, and check our information on additional credit requirements.
Due to the complexity of the application process, we can offer you general advice about applying, but we won’t be able to assess whether you will receive credit until you have submitted an application.
If you studied at a Singapore polytechnic, find out specific information about advanced standing (credit transfer).