Provide Supporting Documents

When applying to have your prior learning recognised through Advanced Standing, unless the learning was completed at Southern Cross University, you MUST provide evidence to prove you already have the knowledge, skills and qualities to meet the learning outcome requirements of units (subjects) within the Southern Cross 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 collegiate 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 need to provide certified copies of original documents.

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

Uploading or lodging supporting documents

The Southern Cross University online Application for Admission allows applicants to upload supporting documents to provide evidence for their application for advanced standing. If unable to upload documents lodge them via email, post or courier.

Verifying supporting documents

Please make original documents available as they may need to be verified. We may check documentary evidence submitted to the University to reasonably determine that:

  • the document(s) appear to be unaltered and are authentic (are not tampered with, false or counterfeit);
  • the issuing authority is lawfully registered and accredited to issue the document(s);
  • the document(s) were lawfully issued to the said person on the said date and were not obtained as a result of a false or misleading statement; and
  • documents written in a language other than English have been accurately and completely translated into English.

If fraudulent documents are discovered, action such as withdrawal of an offer of a place in the course or termination of enrolment may occur.

Still have questions? Contact us.


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