We want to help you fast track your degree, and recognising your prior study is just one way we can do that. If your application is successful you can reduce the number of courses you need to study, saving you time and money.
What is credit?
We know that many of our students come to us with a wealth of knowledge, formal learning and experience. In recognition of this we award what we call “credit”.
Credit is awarded to students who can formally demonstrate that they have already achieved the learning outcomes of our subjects through either formal learning such as TAFE, previous University studies (complete or incomplete) or work experience (for some postgraduate coursework programs).
What’s the point?
Students who receive credit:
- Can reduce the length of time they study WHICH…
- Reduces the amount they pay in fees AND
- Helps them to get their degree sooner
Choose from one of the of options below for more information about applying.
Information for domestic (Australia) students
At UON credit may be awarded for the following officially accredited programs:
- Diplomas (completed)
- Advanced Diplomas (completed)
- Associate Degrees (incomplete or complete)
- Bachelor Degrees (incomplete or complete)
- Postgraduate Degrees (incomplete or complete)
So if you have studies from any of the above then you may be eligible for credit if you choose to study one of our undergraduate degrees.
How to apply for credit
Step 1: If you are hoping to gain credit for previous TAFE or other private provider studies check our Credit Transfer Catalogue to see what you might be eligible for (this might save you some work during the application process). Otherwise you can move on to step 2.
Step 2: Visit our degrees page and click on the degree program you want to study i.e Bachelor of Arts. Scroll down the page until you can see the “Program Plans” heading. Select the program plan most relevant to what you want to study i.e the campus/ major.
You will need to know what subjects are in your degree that you want to apply for credit for so you can’t skip this step!
When you have accessed your program plan click into each of the subjects on that plan that look like something you have already studied. After you have read the subject details if you decide that they do seem like what you have studied then make a note of each of the course codes for that UON subject (i.e INFO1010) and then a note of the subject you studied that you think is the same. You will need this information when you fill out your application to map the courses you want credit for.
UON subject in the Bachelor of Business
Equal to the subject I studied at X university
Introduction to Marketing Mark100
Introduction to Law LAW100
Foundations of Business studies BUS100
Don’t forget to include your electives. If some of the subjects you have studied don’t translate exactly into specific UON subjects but you have electives in your UON degree, you may be able to map some of your previous studies into an elective
Step 3: Make sure you have scanned colour copies of the documentation you will need to supply during your application. You will need:
- Colour scanned copies of your official transcripts (not screen shots or unofficial copies)
- Colour scanned copies of your official award certificate (the certificate you hang on the wall)
Step 4: Complete the online application form making sure you submit it with all your documentation attached at least 2 weeks before the start of term (but the earlier you apply the earlier you get an outcome…). Visit our key dates page to find out when terms begin.
What happens next?
After you have completed and submitted your application you will receive a confirmation email. Then you can track your application online.
Once we receive your application we:
- check to see if there are any existing credit agreements (as you may have already seen in our Credit Transfer Catalogue).
- check to see if there are any precedents i.e we have already given someone credit for the courses you are seeking credit for
- then if none of the above can be applied to your application they may need to forward your application to the staff who teach our degrees so that they can assess your application
- once we have details on the credit you can be awarded we send you an email with the outcome of your application
- when you have successfully applied for admission to the UON degree you nominated in your credit application and have enrolled, we then apply the credit you have been awarded to your official UON record.
You may see some of the following notes on your application:
- WDOCS – More documents are required (we will send you an email if we need you to supply any additional documentation – so keep an eye on your inbox)
- Being assessed – means we are working on your application
- Sent to Fac - Sent to Faculty (this means your application requires assessment from the Academics that teach the degree program)
- AOH – Approved on hold (which means we are waiting for you to successfully apply and enrol in the degree program so that we can apply the credit you have been awarded to your official record)
- Model created in NUSTAR – credit has been recorded on your official UON transcript
When the application has been assessed we will email you the outcome.
When you have successfully applied for admission and are ready to enrol you won’t need to study the subjects you have been given credit for so you can cross them off your program plan and enrol in the subjects you have left on that plan that need to be studied in order to get your degree. If at any time you need help with deciding what to study please feel free to contact us.
For the majority of people that apply and fill out the form correctly and apply early, credit outcomes are available within 3 to 4 weeks of the complete application being submitted (this may take longer in peak periods – so get your application in early!).
If you are seeking credit for studies you completed at UON you do not need to supply copies of your UON transcript and/ or award.