Types of Credit
The amount of credit you may receive will depend on the amount and type of study you have completed.
Is awarded when the study already undertaken is substantially the same standard and has substantially the same syllabus as an equivalent course at the University of Newcastle.
Specified credit will be granted only for courses that have been successfully passed and not for courses awarded a terminating or equivalent pass.
Is awarded on the basis of work which is deemed to be equivalent in amount and academic value to a body of work at the University of Newcastle for which there is no direct course equivalent.
Unspecified credit may/will be granted in accordance with Faculty guidelines, but will normally be granted only on the basis of work completed at the Diploma level or above.
Credit may be granted on the basis of the University's assessment of an individual's prior learning, or on the basis of a University approved articulation arrangement for specific courses of study completed at other institutions.
The University may enter into articulation arrangements with recognised Overseas Tertiary Institutions, Registered Private Providers of accredited tertiary education courses, and the Vocational Education and Training sector, and grant credit to any student who has successfully completed a nominated course of study.
Is awarded as a specific number of units and may be granted on the basis of studies judged to be comparable to part of a given program. Block credit is often granted where formal agreements e.g. Memorandum of Understanding exist.