Consult the ACU handbook entry for the degree or degrees that you are interested in. Identify any units that are equivalent to your prior learning, and for which you might be eligible for credit.
Get the credit you deserve. Save time and money by checking if your previous work experience or study can be credited towards your ACU degree. Credited units replace units you would otherwise study, so you can finish your course sooner.
If you are applying directly to ACU, you will be able to submit a credit application as part of your course application process.
If you are applying to ACU via VTAC, UAC or QTAC, you will be able to apply for credit as soon as you receive your offer letter from ACU.
We encourage you to apply for credit as soon as you get your timetable.
You will need to provide clear copies of official documents, such as transcripts, to support your application.
Scans should be:
Skewed or poorly focused documents will be refused.
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.
Formal prior learning
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.
Non-formal prior learning
Informal prior learning
All, or a combination of, the following evidence must be provided:
If you are applying for credit for non-formal or informal prior learning you will need to explain how your prior learning meets the learning outcomes of the relevant ACU units.
You will need to:
Each unit has specific learning outcomes, which you can find in the ACU Handbook. You should refer to these when writing your claims to achievement of the learning outcomes for each unit.
The following statements illustrate how you can demonstrate the relevant knowledge, skills and experience. You should explain the relationship between your claims and the supporting documents.
When you have:
go to the application form to submit your application.
You can save a partially complete application so that you return to it later by clicking the ‘Save and Exit’ button at the bottom of the application form.
For more information on completing the application, watch these short videos:
You can return to your application at any time to monitor its progress, or to resume a saved application that has not yet been submitted.
Once you have submitted an application, you won’t be able to edit it, but you can withdraw it.
If you need help during the pilot period, please email Credit.Admin@acu.edu.au and somebody will be in touch.
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