Quick, easy access to credit

ACU’s new credit management system is now live and active after a successful pilot earlier this year.

Students who have already studied at university level or have significant relevant work experience or military service, are often eligible to have their prior learning recognised.

They can now check whether their prior learning will be taken into account when applying for a place in a course, or whether it will count towards a current ACU degree. If credit is granted for work or experience that a student has already achieved, they can finish their course sooner.

The new Credit Management system at ACU will allow earlier submission of credit applications, particularly when students are applying directly to the university. The online search will give an indication of the credit for which they might be eligible. Credit applications are expected to be processed within 10 days.

Academic Registrar and Director, Student Administration Kathryn Blyth said that the introduction of the new credit management system was a significant achievement for ACU. “Students will be able to find the information they need sooner. Those considering ACU for study will be able to search our precedent database to get an indication of the credit for which they are eligible before they apply. Direct applicants will be eligible to apply for credit when they apply for admission for their course, which will give them greater certainty about what credit they are eligible to receive.”

During the pilot phase, students and staff were able to use the new system successfully, and highlighted some changes that we have implemented to improve the user experience for staff and students.  Working with staff who took part in the pilot also informed the development of training material. 

Find out more about credit and prior learning

How to apply for credit for prior learning

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