Types of Advanced Standing (credit or exemption)
There are two main types of experience for which you may be granted Advanced Standing (Credit, Exemption, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) or Credit Transfer):
Formal learning via previous study
Advanced standing may be granted to an SCU student for previous tertiary studies (completed within the last ten years) that align with the learning outcomes of the SCU units of study. The prior learning may have occurred at this university or at another tertiary institute such as TAFE, a Private Registered Training Organisation (RTO), a Higher Education Provider (HEP) or with other university, in Australia or overseas.
Formal and informal learning through a professional or voluntary capacity
For some SCU degrees, students may be granted Advanced Standing on the basis of their current professional or community experience, expertise, skills and knowledge. However, few SCU courses accept applications for Advanced Standing on this basis. Additionally, when permissible wtihin degree rules, applications require proof of achievement of the same larning outcomes within the SCU units of study. This documentation (typically a portfolio of work including performance evaluations and professional development records) is extensive.
On which basis may I apply for Advanced Standing?
Please check that the basis on which you will apply for Advanced Standing (prior study or current expertise) aligns with that stipulated by the relevant School or College and within the degree rules. For more information see Advanced Standing (Credit) Offered by SCU Schools.
Updated: 10 December 2012