Credit is the recognition for previous study and/or experience in the form of exemption from certain course requirements.
This term tends to be used interchangeably in Australian universities with the terms Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), advanced standing and/or status. It is important to note that at Swinburne, Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning are not interchangable terms.
How to Apply
Submit a course or unit (subject) syllabus with your application for admission and indicate on that form that you are applying for Credit.
If you are applying for Credit in a Design course you will need to submit a portfolio.
Your application will be assessed, and if successful, you will receive advice in your letter of offer. If the Credit is conditional, you must provide evidence that you have satisfactorily met the condition/s prior to or at the time of accepting your offer. The course duration shown in your letter of offer will reflect the amount of Credit granted.
If you do not request assessment of Credit when you submit your application, you must normally request assessment within 2 weeks of commencing the course. Applications made after this time may not be approved. All applications must be approved by your faculty or school.
If you are granted Credit after your visa is granted, DIAC must be notified of any resulting change in course duration.