Upon being accepted into Griffith University, you may apply for credit for prior learning which may reduce the time it will take to complete your degree. The University may 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:
- Study undertaken with other Australian Higher Education providers and/or study at recognised overseas institutions
- Credentialed programs provided by recognised professional bodies, employers and other authorities.
- Non-formal learning that takes place through a structured program of learning but does not lead to an officially accredited qualification. Example:
- Learning and training activities undertaken in the workplace, voluntary sector or in community-based settings.
- Informal learning which is gained through work, social, family, hobby or leisure activities and experience. Informal learning is not organised or externally structured in terms of objectives, time or learning support.
- Pathways which are approved with other institutions via an articulation agreement which is an agreement between Griffith and another institution to document and publicise a specifically approved pathway for progression between a program at the other institution and a Griffith award program, involving specific credit arrangements.
For more information, refer to the Credit for Prior Learning Policy (PDF 269k).
Credit Precedent Database
Griffith’s innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past to give you an idea of what you can expect.
Select a link to search the database for information on:
- Another program at Griffith, that is, transferring between programs (including Continuing Education Certificate programs)
- Another Australian university or training organisation
- TAFE (including partnership institutes)
- Griffith College (formerly QIBT)
- An institution in another country
- On exchange (Griffith Global Mobility Studies)
Outside of the Credit Precedent Database you can find information on applying for credit from:
- Griffith programs for secondary school students
- An International Baccalaureate diploma
- Non-formal and/or informal learning
||Final day for credit applications to be lodged to guarantee a decision prior to Semester 1.
||Final day for credit applications to be lodged to guarantee a decision prior to Semester 2.
Applications for credit may be lodged at any time. However, it is far better to have your credit determined prior to the commencement of semester as it may impact on which courses you enrol in.
Application forms and any documentary evidence must be submitted online. Where required, original or certified hard copies of documents can be lodged by mail or in person, to any campus Student Centre.
International students should apply to be preassessed for credit at the time of lodging an application for admission to the University.
- Credit for prior learning application - ONLINE form