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Credit for previous study

How to apply

Apply for credit through Sydney Student.

1. Access your application

If you’re a current student, go to ‘My studies’, ‘Course details’, then ‘Apply for credit and/or reduced volume of learning’.

If you’re an applicant to the University, when making your application to study, you’ll be asked if you want to apply for recognition of prior learning. If you tick yes, you’ll receive an email with information about how to log in to Sydney Student and apply for credit. You will need to:

  • go to ‘Applications’, then ‘My application’
  • select ‘submitted or cancelled your application for credit to submit your application’ in the ‘Actions’ column of your course application.

2. Fill in your unit of study / course / work experience details

Complete the ‘Add credit or RVL item’ form for each unit of study, course or work experience that you want us to assess for credit. If the information you provide is not clear, this may delay the assessment and processing of your application.

Depending on which type of credit you’re applying for, fill in the following fields:

  • Complete all fields
  • Do not tick 'Is this reduced volume of learning?' if it is visible on your form
  • If you are a new student in 2018, or a current student commencing a new curriculum course, you need to include your intended two majors or major and minor in the additional information section.
  • Learning type: Higher Education
  • Institution
  • Course
  • Year of completion
  • Language of instruction
  • Tick ‘Is this reduced volume of learning?’
  • Learning type: Work experience
  • Year of completion
  • Language of instruction
  • Tick ‘Is this reduced volume of learning?’

When you have completed the relevant fields, select ‘Add item’.

Repeat for all items you want to be considered for before uploading supporting documents.

The application summary displays each item as it’s added. If you want to remove an item select ‘Remove’ in the last column.

3. Upload supporting documents

To upload a document select ‘Browse’. Once you have navigated to your document select ‘Upload.’

Repeat for each item in your credit application.

If you upload the wrong document, you can delete it and upload another.

4. Submit your application

Once you’ve completed the unit of study / course / work experience information and uploaded all supporting documents, select ‘Submit’ to finalise your application.

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