Credit and prior learning

Find your voice without having to repeat yourself. Save time and money by checking if you’re eligible for having your previous work experience or study credited as prior learning towards your ACU degree.

Credited units replace units you would otherwise study, so you can finish your course earlier. We don’t want you to retake subjects or classes unnecessarily.

Learn about the different types of credit you could get and find out how to apply.

Get the credit you deserve

ACU Credit and prior learning

Start your journey by finding out what we really mean by credit and prior learning. You can read a more detailed explanation of these terms, and check your eligibility, by visiting learning types explained.  

Learning types explained

Credit for VET graduates

If you hold a VET or TAFE qualification from an approved provider, you can articulate directly to ACU and have your previous studies credited towards your new course.

Learn more and access our articulation database, or visit our vocational education and training pathways page.

View our vocational education and training pathways

If you don't yet have a VET qualification but want to study one, visit the page of our in-house training provider ACU College.

Study VET at ACU College

Course and campus transfers

Are you a current student looking to transfer your course or campus rather than apply for credit transfer? It’s possible to transfer from one course to another, or to a different campus offering the same course you’re currently enrolled in.

You can find out more by visiting our internal transfers page.

Learn more about internal transfers


ACU Credit and prior learning

How to apply

Find out how to apply for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. Use our guide to learn what you’ll need to apply, access our application form, check closing dates and know your next steps.

Apply now

International students

If you’re an international student with previous study or work experience, you may be eligible for credit towards your new ACU course.

You can check if you’re eligible to apply for credit during your enrolment session. Make sure you bring your academic transcript to the session. To learn more about your enrolment session, visit our offer acceptance page.

Learn how to accept your offer and apply for credit


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Uni explained

Unsure about the difference between advanced standing and recognition of prior learning? This glossary explains technical terms.

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Find out more about our registered VET provider, access a list of available courses and learn about our VET policies and procedures.

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Got an offer?

To apply for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning, you first need to accept your offer and enrol in your chosen course. 

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