Advanced Standing (Credit, Exemption or Recognition of Prior Learning)
At Southern Cross University (SCU) the process of Advanced Standing determines whether you have existing and transferable skills or knowledge relevant to one or more units (subjects) within the SCU degree you will study. After all, there is little value in being taught about topics you have already learnt and mastered and it is good to know that your previous study experiences and current expertise can help you cut months off your degree and save on the cost of tuition fees.
Through the process of Advanced Standing, also known as Credit for previous study or current expertise, Exemption, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) or Credit Transfer, you will have the opportunity to provide evidence of the level of your knowledge, skills and expertise and to show us why you don't need to repeat particular learning experiences in the SCU degree.
You may be eligible for Advanced Standing if, during the past 10 years, you have completed study at SCU or with a another tertiary institute in Australia or overseas, or if you have had suitable community or work experience at a professional level, and this experience remains current.
Updated: 24 January 2013