What we mean by recognition of prior learning and credit
If you have already studied at university level or have significant relevant work experience, you might be eligible to have your prior learning recognised.
Prior learning may include:
formal learning undertaken at an accredited education provider that leads towards a formal qualification
non-formal learning that takes place through a structured program but does not lead to an officially accredited qualification
informal learning gained through work, social, family, hobby or leisure activities.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is the assessment process for matching an applicant’s skills, knowledge and/or experiences to specific requirements.
These requirements can include:
unit learning/competency outcomes
course learning/competency outcomes.
Prior learning can be taken into account when you are applying for a place in a course. Or, you might be able to apply for credit towards your current ACU degree (sometimes known as advanced standing). Credited units replace units you would otherwise study, so you can finish your course sooner.
How to apply
Once you have accepted your offer and enrolled, you can apply for credit by submitting our application form with your supporting documents.