How much credit may be awarded?

The learning experiences in some Australian and overseas qualifications, occupations and units (subjects) have been evaluated to create credit precedents. If your prior learning is the same as a published precedent, it may help to determine the amount of credit to be awarded, when you become a Southern Cross University student.

The digital Advanced Standing Search and Calculator is currently unavailable due to system maintenance. In the meantime, to identify how much credit may be awarded into Southern Cross courses or units, download and search the precedents in either of these pdf's:

Credit Transfer into Southern Cross Courses Credit Transfer into Southern Cross Units
Click the relevant link to download. Open the document. Select 'Cmd+F' for Mac or 'Ctrl+F' for Windows to reveal the search window. Enter the search criteria (course/occupation/unit name or code) in the window and select 'Enter'.

The pdf's are a guide of possible credit amounts that may be granted, so you can plan your studies to eliminate duplication of learning, streamline your study plan and reduce course length and study costs. The information is subject to change and does not guarantee entry (Admission) or credit for recognition of prior learning (RPL) into your chosen course.

Cant find what you're looking for?

If your search is unsuccessful and you believe your prior learning is similar to one or more units in your Southern Cross course, you should still have your prior learning assessed by applying for credit, when you apply for admission into your course. A formal determination of credit amounts will occur once an application and supporting documents are submitted.

How are credit precedents established?

Any credit decision resulting from an application for Advanced Standing or articulation arrangement agreed between the University and another institute may become a published precedent, allowing it to be applied to subsequent applicants with the same or similar prior learning.

Standard credit amounts for discipline related learning

Before you apply for credit, find out if there's a limit to the amount of credit you can receive. To know more about our standard approach to credit and allowable variations, view standard credit amounts at Southern Cross University.

If you're applying on the basis of informal learning and wish to know more about the minimum skills and years of service that may substitute for formal qualifications, view Schedule 1 of The Procedures, Appendix 1.

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