Step 5: See if you're eligible for credit for prior learning

What is credit for prior learning?

You may be able to have your past studies count as credit towards your QUT course. That means you won't have to complete all of the units listed in your course structure and you may be able to graduate sooner.

We call this 'advanced standing'.

Am I eligible for advanced standing?

We have arrangements with a number of institutions in Australia and overseas where advanced standing has been approved for prior learning.

To find out more about which institutions QUT has agreements with and what advanced standing you may be eligible for, please check the Advanced Standing Precedent List.

If you cannot find the course or units you have studied, please submit an admissions application form (F Form)   (PDF file, 248.85 KB)and QUT will automatically consider your eligibility for advanced standing with your admissions application.  In addition to your admission application, you must provide copies of:

  • your official academic transcript clearly showing the unit code, unit title and grade/s
  • documents proving that you've completed your course, such as your diploma or certificate (if applicable).
  • unit outlines or course syllabus for the units you're seeking credit for, if your subject is not listed on the Advanced Standing Precedent List. Outlines should include:
    • credit points
    • contact hours
    • aims and objectives
    • texts and references
    • assessment details.

If you're currently studying units when you apply, please provide a current enrolment statement or list of unit/s you will complete before you commence your course at QUT.

How do I know if I am granted credit for my prior study?

Your offer will include the amount of credit points (cp) granted towards your QUT course.

If the course duration on your offer document is listed as shorter than the published course duration, this usually means that you are eligible for credit for prior learning.  In some instances, depending on the course structure, your course duration will be the normal published course duration even after credit is granted.

The course duration stipulated in your offer document is the number of semesters you need to successfully complete your course. For our English language program (ELP) students, your course duration is expressed in weeks.

Contacts

International Admissions

  • Postal address:
    QUT Admissions
    Victoria Park Road
    Kelvin Grove, QLD, 4059

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