You will need to provide clear copies of official documents, such as transcripts, to support your application.
Scans should be:
- of original, official documents
- clear, easy to read and full colour
- straight and in focus.
Skewed or poorly focused documents will be refused.
Types of prior learning
There are three different types of prior learning for which you might get credit: formal; non-formal; and informal. The supporting documentation and information required for each is given below.
Learn more about types of prior learning
Formal prior learning
- The official transcript of your prior study
- Detailed unit outlines, including Learning Outcomes, for each of the units for which you are seeking credit
Non-formal prior learning
- A certified copy of a statement of satisfactory completion of the course offered by a professional body, enterprise, or other provider; and
- A statement of the objectives, learning outcomes, content of the course and of any assessment completed; and
- Details of the contact hours of the course; and
- Information on the course presenter/s and their qualifications.
Informal prior learning
All, or a combination of, the following evidence must be provided:
- detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of support from an appropriate person/organisation who/which can verify relevant details
- certificates, reports, testimonials or affidavits relating to the applicant's learning, skill or competency
- certified supporting statements from employers
- if the applicant has been self-employed, a copy of the ABN registration and a letter from an accountant or solicitor certifying the nature of the business and the period during which the applicant has been engaged in the business
- examples of the applicant's work drawn from the workplace, social, community or other settings in which the applicant applies their learning, skill or competency
- reflective papers, journals, portfolio or a statement that relate/s the applicant's prior learning to the learning or competency outcomes for which recognition is sought.
What is EFTSL?
Each tertiary unit has an Equivalent Full-Time Study Load (EFTSL) value. The standard full-time load for a student for one year is 1.0. If your institution has eight units per year as a standard full-time load, each unit will have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units that have twice the standard number of credit points will have an EFTSL or 0.25; units with half the credit points will have an EFTSL of 0.0625.