Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Guidelines to RPL

You may be eligible for credit transfer or professional assessment in recognition of prior learning.

Part of articulation from a pre-degree program.

Where a student enrolling in an undergraduate degree program has been granted Credit Transfer from a diploma or other pre-degree program for their first year of study, such transfer will be deemed to include 20 credit points of Common Units (unless otherwise specified in the schedule of study). However, the maximum number of permissible first year level points must not be exceeded (100 credit points or 120 credit points for a 4 year program).

Part of articulation to a new degree.

Where a student enrolling in an degree program has been granted Credit Transfer from a previous degree program for their first year of study in a new degree program, such transfer will be deemed to include 20 credit points of Common Units. However, the maximum number of permissible first year level points must not be exceeded (100 credit points or 120 credit points for a 4 year program).

Experienced at academic communication?

Where a student has successfully completed the first year or more of another undergraduate degree the student is eligible to apply for credit transfer for either of the Academic Communication units: CUC100 or CUC106 towards the degree they are currently enrolled in.

Recognition of learning through Professional Assessment

A Professional Assessment (PA) of your knowledge and skills in the areas covered by the Common Units may also an option provided a fully documented case has been submitted and accepted. Criteria for Professional Assessment in each of the Common Units is attached here:

Completion of TEP

Students who have achieved a credit or above in the core units from the Tertiary Enabling Program are also eligible to apply for credit transfer for either of the academic literacies units CUC100/CUC106. Students who completed TEP prior to the introduction of CUC100/CUC106 are also eligible to apply for credit transfer under the above guidelines.

Previously granted an Ex for Common Units?

Students who, under the old rules, gained an Ex for Common Units can have this grade converted to a TR (Credit transfer), keeping mind that advanced standing of 100 level units must not exceed 100 credit points, and must include 2 Common Units, which means students may need to "forfeit" some other 100 level units.

Completed any of the old Common Units?

From 2003 CUC100 & CUC106 have replaced the Strand B units CUC102 & CUC103.

CUC107 has replaced the Strand A units CUC101A, CUC104 & CUC105.

If you have completed any of these units you do not need to complete their replacement unit but you should fill out an exemption/credit transfer form to bring these units across.

Commenced studying your course prior to 1998?

If you commenced studying your course before 1998 (the year the Common Unit Program was introduced) you are not required to do Common Units.

Transfer of pre 1998 Degree

Because students prior to 1998 were not required to do common units, if you commenced your course before 1998 but have transferred a year or more of units to a new course code after 1998 you will receive a credit transfer for common units, keeping mind that advanced standing of 100 level units must not exceed 100 credit points or 120 credit points for a 4 year program.

Handy info

 

Contact us

Nicola Rolls - Theme Leader
Tel: (08) 8946 6142
Email: nicola.rolls@cdu.edu.au

Merin Neilsen - CUC100 Internal Students
Tel: (08) 8946 7733
Email: merin.neilsen@cdu.edu.au

Adelle Sefton-Rowston - CUC100 External Students
Tel: (08) 8946 6753
Email: adelle.sefton-rowston@cdu.edu.au

Sharon Ford - CUC107 Internal Students
Tel: (08) 8946 6376
Email: sharon.ford@cdu.edu.au

Birut Zemits - CUC107 External Students
Tel: (08) 8946 6995
Email: birut.zemits@cdu.edu.au

Susi Bertei - CUC106 External Students
Tel: (08) 8946 6009
Email: susi.bertei@cdu.edu.au