After you receive a course offer you can apply to transfer any recognised prior learning credits by applying for Advanced Standing (also known as credit or recognition of prior learning).
Advanced standing is acknowledgement of prior study granted towards your current degree, based on prior study or work experience. If advanced standing is awarded the length of your degree may be reduced.
Types of Advanced Standing
There are two types of advanced standing you can be awarded – General Advanced Standing or Exempt Advanced Standing.
General Advanced Standing, grants credit in relation to an unspecified discipline area, subject or group of subjects. You'll need to complete fewer subjects to satisfy the requirements of the course, and it doesn't prevent you from selecting subjects of your choice.
If you qualify, you'll be granted study credits towards your course, reducing the number of subjects you'll need to study to satisfy course requirements. It will also appear on your transcript as 'Advanced Standing'.
Exempt Advanced Standing grants credit in relation to successfully completing a subject, subjects, or studies, equivalent to the subject being waived. It can be awarded:
- With credit: granting an exempt credit for successfully completing a subject or group of subjects equivalent to a subject in your course. 'Exempt' will appear on your transcript and will reduce the number of course subjects you need to complete.
- Without credit: granting exemption for subjects you've completed already, such as a core subject. It doesn't reduce the number of subjects in your course load, but grants you the opportunity to choose another subject in its place.
Credit may be granted if any of the previous studies are comparable in content, equivalent in standard and suitable to be included as part of the course. Faculties specify the maximum credit allowable and publish guidelines.
Calculate your credit
To help you plan your studies, you can use our credit tool to calculate how much credit you may be eligible to receive when you apply for Advanced Standing.
Credit decisions are subject to the University’s Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy.
The University is also a signatory to the Go8 Credit Transfer Agreement to help facilitate the transfer of credit earned by students if they move from one Group of Eight university to another.