Introduction for Educational Institutes and Frameworks
Southern Cross University (SCU) welcomes enquiries from Australian and overseas educational institutes or regional or national qualification frameworks seeking to establish progressive entry and/or credit pathways to and from University that remove conventional higher educational barriers for all people, particularly those affected by previous education disadvantage relating to access and equal opportunity.
As well as looking to reduce the time and effort required for individuals from diverse backgrounds who hold qualifications or professional development certificates, to complete an SCU degree, we seek to develop reverse articulation pathways where complete or partial SCU degrees are formally recognised for entry and/or credit transfer into Vocational Education and Training (VET) or Higher Education qualifications/courses in Australia and overseas.
This supports the national and international mobility of SCU graduates and allows SCU students to gain practical employment based skills which may be used to work their way through their degree.
The mechanism used by the University to create formal articulation pathways is known as an Articulation Agreement. This document is signed by the relevant parties, sets out the terms of agreement and undertakes to provide admission and/or advanced standing (credit) arrangements for enrolled students and prospective students with current skills and knowledge in a sililar field or specialisation to some of the units of study they will complete.
Articulation Agreements also forge closer relationships between the parties which may lead to further cooperative initiatives that will:
- enhance the design and development of future educational programs and pathways to support individuals' life long learning goals and their seamless progress through education levels, with maximum credit outcomes;
- reduce pedagogy differences in curriculum design and learning and assessment styles/outcomes within the Australian Education Sector by facilitating a more cooperative approach to assessment moderation and validation between schools; vocational education and training; and higher education; and
- enrich the student experience through shared arrangements that provide for greater alignment of cultural, operational, fiscal and strategic objectives and may further the development of key SCU collaborative partnerships.
To enquire about establishing or updating an articulation agreement, please complete the:
To learn more about the SCU's articulation pathway processes click here.
Alternatively, contact the Coordinator, Schools Articulation Support:
T: +61 2 6626 9591 OR 1800 626 481 (free call within Australia)
Updated: 17 December 2012