Credit Search and Calculator

If you have gained knowledge, skills, and abilities through previous study or experience, you can apply to have your prior learning recognised when you become a Southern Cross University student or at any time during your enrolment.

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The digital Credit Search and Calculator is currently unavailable due to system maintenance.

In the meantime, to identify how much credit may be awarded for into a Southern Cross University course or unit, download and search the credit arrangements in any of the pdf's in the table below.

Applicant type Courses Units
All applicants and students Credit Transfer into Southern Cross Courses Credit Transfer into Southern Cross Units
International applicants and students only Credit Transfer into Southern Cross Courses - International Students  

Click the relevant link to download. Open the pdf document. Select 'Cmd+F' for Mac or 'Ctrl+F' for Windows to reveal the search window and enter the search criteria (institution/course/occupation/unit name or code). These documents are a guide of possible credits that amounts that may be granted, so you can plan your studies to eliminate duplication of learning and estimate a reduced course length and study costs. Note disclaimer

The pdf footer date represents the date of publication and currency of credit arrangements in the relevant report, which is produced using the University Articulation Management System. Email recommended changes to existing credit arrangements or new credit arrangements for approval and inclusion to

The information is indicative, point in time data that is subject to change and does not guarantee entry or credit for prior learning into your preferred or chosen course.

Southern Cross University will provide the maximum possible credit in recognition of prior learning via our Advanced Standing and Articulation processes and reserves the right to make the final decision on the appropriate level of credit.

Start Dates and Review/Expiry Dates for a named organisation have no baring on data currency as they indicate the original date that Southern Cross University published the first credit arrangement for an organisation and a future date for quality review or expiry of any final arrangement (if not extended).

A specific credit arrangement that specifies both the amount and type of credit (with a Credit Reference Number ending in S) may become a Credit Precedent in the Student Management System and be systematically applied to subsequent applicants who are assessed as having the same prior learning.

Any determination arrangement that specifies the amount but NOT the type of credit and includes one or more unspecified units, as determined by the course coordinator (with a Credit Reference Number ending in D) must be assessed by the Course Coordinator or Unit Assessor to determine the credit decision which is manually applied for subsequent applicants who are assessed as having the same or similar prior learning.

Published precedents that specify both the amount and type of credit may be systematically applied to subsequent applicants with the same prior learning.