Apply for Credit for Recognised Learning (Advanced Standing)
You can submit an application for credit for recognised learning for specific units within your course, or elective units if the course structure permits.
1. A description of units you have previously studied
An accredited unit also may be called a module, subject, unit of competency, topic, paper, or course. The description or unit outline should contain detailed information about the syllabus, learning outcomes, assessment, texts and learning experiences. Please note that unit outlines for completed Curtin units are not required.
2. Academic transcripts
Please provide full academic transcripts that contain your unit results as well as the marking or grading key. If the original document was not issued in English, please include an official translation from a recognised translation service such as the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).
3. Official documents to confirm your completed study (if applicable)
If you are using your completed qualification to apply for CRL, for example a TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma, please also upload your Final Award Certificate confirming course completion. If the original document was not issued in English, please include an official translation from a recognised translation service such as the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).
4. Evidence of work/life experience
If you are applying for CRL based on your work/life experience you must also complete the form titled Supplement for Credit Transfer based on relevant Prior Professional (work) or Life Experience [.pdf 232kB] and include the following supporting documents with your CRL application:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV): Please outline your relevant work history.
- Employment confirmation: Include a signed official letter or statement on company letterhead from your employer or organisation confirming the dates and type of your employment.
- Position description: Provide a relevant position description.
The deadline for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) is Friday of the first week of the semester or study period.
Applications after the deadline will only be accepted for units you are not enrolled in (planned units on ‘My Enrolment’ in eStudent).
Steps to apply Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL):
Things to consider
- CRL can be considered for successfully completed units, courses and relevant work experience you have undertaken in the previous 10 years. This time-frame may be shorter where professional accreditation standards must be met, or where there have been significant changes in your field of study.
- Units studied at undergraduate level are not typically considered for CRL at postgraduate level.
- You must complete either one third or 200 credits of a Curtin course.
- Information about the policies and procedures related to CRL assessment and appealing a CRL assessment outcome can be found in the credit for recognised learning manual.