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Credit Transfer, Articulation and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit Transfer

What You Need to Know

Credit Transfer Rules:
Credit transfer is a process that provides you with credit for previous formal study that is equivalent to your nominated qualification.

For Vocational Education and Training students, credit transfer may be granted below 100% of a qualification (so you cannot receive a full qualification through a credit transfer process).

For Higher Education students, the maximum credit allowed towards a qualification is:

  • 50% of a qualification that is less than 3 years full-time in duration;
  • 2 years of a qualification that is 3 years full-time in duration; and
  • 2.5 years of a qualification that is 4 years full-time in duration.

Credit Transfer Applications:
To make a credit transfer application you will need to fill out a Credit Transfer Application Form (DOC, 1MB).

You must submit your application prior to the start of study (or relevant census date for FEE-HELP/VET FEE-HELP students).

Along with this form, you should also submit any relevant qualification testamurs, Record of Results, and graduation statements (either copies certified by a Justice of the Peace, or originals for sighting by an appropriate TAFE Queensland staff member).

Credit Transfer Decisions:
TAFE Queensland will advise you of the credit transfer decision in writing as soon as possible after your application and all relevant documentation is received.

Articulation

What You Need to Know

Articulation Rules and Process:
Articulation arrangements mean that your education and training with TAFE Queensland automatically counts towards a program with a university.

TAFE Queensland has a large number of articulation arrangements with universities across Australia.

Check with your teacher or student services to see if any articulation arrangements apply to you.

Recognition of Prior Learning

What You Need to Know

Recognition of Prior Learning Rules:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that provides you with an opportunity to receive credit for the formal and non-formal learning you have undertaken.

The RPL process takes into account all relevant skills, knowledge, and experience that you have. Through the assessment process you may be able to gain a complete qualification or, if you have gaps in your knowledge, parts of a qualification, which you can then complete with additional training.

For Vocational Education and Training students, RPL may be granted up to 100% of a qualification.

For Higher Education students, RPL may be granted for two-thirds (67%) of a qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning Applications:
To make an RPL application you will need to fill out an RPL Application Form (DOC, 800KB).

You must submit your application prior to the start of study (or relevant census date for FEE-HELP/VET FEE-HELP students).

Along with this form, you should also submit any relevant documentation to support your application.

Recognition of Prior Learning Decisions:
TAFE Queensland will advise you of the RPL decision in writing as soon as possible after your application and all relevant documentation is received.

Useful Forms

Credit Transfer Application Form (DOC, 1MB)

RPL Application Form (DOC, 800KB)

Further Information

For further information, contact your local TAFE Queensland region.