- grant credit for formal study that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially accredited qualification. Examples of formal learning include study undertaken with other Australian Higher Education Providers and study at recognised overseas institutions. It also includes credentialed programs provided by recognised professional bodies, employers and other authorities.
- grant credit for non-formal learning that takes place through a structured program of learning but does not lead to an officially accredited qualification. Examples of non-formal learning are: learning and training activities undertaken in the workplace, voluntary sector or in community-based settings.
- grant credit for informal learning which is gained through work, social, family, hobby or leisure activities and experience. Unlike formal or non-formal learning, informal learning is not organised or externally structured in terms of objectives, time or learning support.
For more information, refer to the Credit for prior learning policy (PDF 269k).
Credit Precedent Database
Information on past credit decisions is available for students applying for credit at Griffith for prior learning:
- In another program at Griffith (including Continuing Education Certificate programs and students transferring between programs)
- At another Australian university or training organisation
- At TAFE (including partnership institutes)
- At OUA
- At QIBT
- At an institution in another country
- Whilst on exchange
- In an International Baccalaureate diploma
- Gained through non-formal and/or informal learning
Applications for credit may be lodged at any time. However, applications should normally be lodged no later than the last working day of January or June preceding the commencement of the semester in which the award of credit is to affect your study program.
International students should apply to be preassessed for credit at the time of lodging an application for admission to the University.
Application forms and any documentary evidence must be lodged by mail or in person, to any campus Student Centre.
- Credit for prior learning application (PDF 74k)
- 100% online MBA credit for prior learning application (PDF 69k)
It is far better to have your credit determined prior to the commencement of the semester as it may impact on which courses you should enrol in for that semester.
|31 January||Final day for credit applications to be lodged to guarantee a decision prior to Semester 1.|
|30 June||Final day for credit applications to be lodged to guarantee a decision prior to Semester 2.|