Recognition of Prior Learning (Advanced Standing)
To reduce the amount of learning required for course completion, applicants or students that can provide documentary evidence demonstrating they have already mastered the learning outcomes for one or more units within a Southern Cross course are eligible to have their prior learning assessed for credit transfer through the process of Advanced Standing.
Unless transferring between Southern Cross courses, an application for Advanced Standing must be submitted to assess your prior learning and determine credit transfer amounts.
Below are answers to frequently asked questions about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Advanced Standing and credit transfer.
On what basis can I apply for RPL, via Advanced Standing?
How do I determine which units to seek credit transfer for?
What unit credit values and forms of credit transfer apply?
What standard credit transfer amounts apply for cognate prior learning?
Is credit aggregated or awarded for the highest level of learning achieved?
Can I search for pre-determined credit transfer amounts?
When should I apply for Advanced Standing?
How do I apply for Advanced Standing?
How will I be notified of the Advanced Standing outcome?
Do I need to accept the credit transfer offered?
Can granted credit transfer be overturned?
How will credit transfer granted affect my study plan?
What Policy and Procedural information applies for RPL and Advanced Standing?
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