Can I apply?
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:
How to apply
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.
- Credit for prior learning application – ONLINE form
Once you have submitted your application, you will be sent an email to your Griffith student email address about how to track the progress of your application.
If you have completed a Continuing Education Certificate program or Griffith Non-Award studies, you are required to complete a Credit for Prior Learning Application – ONLINE form
If you are a secondary school student who has completed a GUESTS At-school course, you are required to complete a Credit for Prior Learning Application – ONLINE form
If you are an International student, you are strongly encouraged to apply for credit at the time of lodging your application to Griffith International. If applying for credit, via the admission application, you will receive a Notification of Credit Transfer entitlement at the time of your offer from Griffith International. If you have received a Notification of Credit Transfer, you are not required to lodge a Credit for Prior Learning application at the time of enrolment at Griffith.
If you are an Undergraduate student who is transferring from one Griffith degree to another and have applied for an internal transfer, you are not required to lodge a Credit for Prior Learning application form. Your credit entitlement will be processed as part of your Internal Transfer application and noted on your academic record. However, you may be contacted and asked to provide more information, which may include completing a credit application.
If you are unable to view your award of credit by the commencement of week 1, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|31 January||Final day for credit applications to be lodged to guarantee a decision prior to Trimester 1.|
|31 May||Final day for credit applications to be lodged to guarantee a decision prior to Trimester 2.|
|30 September||Final day for credit applications to be lodged to guarantee a decision prior to Trimester 3.|
Applications for credit may be lodged at any time. However, it is far better to have your credit determined prior to the commencement of trimester as it may impact on which courses you enrol in.
Once your application has been processed you will be notified via your Griffith student email address. Your award of credit can be viewed on your Unofficial Transcript or the Transfer Credit Report available from myGriffith.
The credit for prior learning policy allows for up to two-thirds credit towards a Bachelor degree depending on the nature of the previous study, but notwithstanding the amount of credit awarded, a student is required to complete a minimum amount of study at Griffith University.
Credit may be awarded as advanced standing, unspecified credit, specified credit or provisional credit. Refer to the Credit for Prior Learning Policy (PDF 269k) for descriptions of these terms.