Credit for your study

Your Vocational Education Training (VET) qualifications, higher education qualifications or work/life experience may do more than gain you admission to your UniSA degree. If you gain a place in a relevant UniSA program, you may also be eligible to receive credit for your previous study, normally reducing the time it takes to complete your degree.

What is credit?

Credit is the formal recognition of prior learning and previous work/life experience and can be granted for specific courses or for a block of courses in your degree where your previous qualification contains equivalent learning.  You are not required to complete courses for which you have received credit.

Prior learning may be from:

  • a recognised higher education provider
  • a TAFE or other Vocational Education Training (VET) provider
  • a professional body, enterprise, private educational institution, or other similar body
  • work experience

How much credit will I receive?

To see our pre-approved credit agreements with other institutions, visit our online credit assessor. Select your year of study, institution and qualification to see how much credit you could receive. Credit is available for many UniSA degrees, so you may still be eligible for credit if your previous institution or award details are not listed in the credit assessor. Credit for unrelated qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We also have an arrangement with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to grant credit towards most UniSA undergraduate degrees for a completed certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma from the ADF.

Further information can be found in the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

How do I apply for credit?

A final decision on the amount of credit you receive will be made once you have formally applied for credit. After you receive your new student email and login details, visit Campus Central with your credit assessor results to submit your formal application for credit.

View our online credit assessor

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