Applying for credit

Gain credit for your previous study and work experience to fast track your degree.

Have you already completed some higher education? Maybe a few subjects, or perhaps a full degree? Great! You could be eligible to get credit for your previous study or work experience—so you don’t have to study every subject and you can complete your degree faster.

Credit for your previous study or work experience

If a previous course or your work experience is related to your chosen degree, you can use these as credit to reduce the number of subjects you will need to complete.  You’ll need to check if the subjects you’ve done in the past are relevant. View Credit for previous study or work on your degree page to see the requirements you’ll need to meet. These credit requirements can vary depending on the university you’re studying with. 

On-campus credit for online study

If you're an on-campus student and you’ve completed a subject or more online with a uni through us, it’s worth checking if you can credit those subjects towards your degree.

Just ask your on-campus uni to approve your request for credit in writing. And remember to confirm your request before you finalise your enrolment with us, as we don't offer refunds after census date.

If you're studying online and want to transfer to an on-campus place, you can apply through your state Tertiary Admissions Centre. You could also use another admission arrangement if the uni offering the degree suggests so.

If you've completed some study through OUA, you can use that credit as a pathway to a place on-campus. You’ll be able to download a copy of your record of results from your Student Hub.

Credit confirmation

It’s important that you receive confirmation of your credit in writing. If you enrol in a subject, but later in the study term you receive confirmation of credit for that subject, you won’t be able to receive a refund of your subject fee. 

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