Provide Supporting Documents

When applying for credit, unless the learning was completed at Southern Cross University, you MUST provide evidence to prove you already have the knowledge and skills to meet the learning outcome requirements of units (subjects) within the course.

The term evidence applies to any supporting documents submitted with an application for Advanced Standing to verify your prior learning.

What supporting documents should I provide with my application?

What if doubt exists for a credit transfer decision?

If in doubt, rather than decline the application outright, a second opinion will be sought and/or alternative means of establishing your standing will be offered through assessor facilitated evidence, such as:

  • an RPL interview;
  • a work skills demonstration and observation record;
  • knowledge challenge test; or
  • special project.

Should supporting documents be certified?

Supporting documents must be an exact copy of originals. In some circumstances you may be required to provide certified copies of original documents, in which case you will be contacted by the University.

What if supporting documents are not in English?

Non-English documents must be submitted in the original language, accompanied by an authorised English translation. For further information view: Translation of Non-English Documents

Verifying supporting documents

Please make original documents available as they may need to be viewed. Fraudulent documents are prohibited by Southern Cross University. We may check any document you submit to reasonably determine that:

  • it is unaltered from the original, complete and authentic (are not tampered with, false or counterfeit);
  • the issuing authority is a real entity and lawfully registered and accredited to issue the document;
  • the document was lawfully issued to you on the said date and was not obtained as a result of a false or misleading statement; and
  • a document written in a language other than English has been accurately and completely translated into English.

If fraudulent documents are discovered, action such as withdrawal of an offer for a course, termination of enrolment or rescinding of credit may occur. Staff must report incidents or suspected incidents of fraud, either through internal mechanisms or to the relevant external body in accordance with the University's Public Interest Disclosures Policy



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