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Recognition of prior learning

Students must be enrolled in their program before they can apply for recognition of prior learning. To assist them with planning their degree, students are advised to apply for credit at the beginning of their program.


Credit - Recognition of prior learning

Students should check the online Credit Assessor to access information on formal credit transfer arrangements between UniSA and other institutions in Australia, as well as in other countries.

  • Application for Credit (PDF 128 KB - download Adobe Acrobat)
    (for studies in a different program previously undertaken at UniSA - course substitution, or in recognition of prior learning)

All applications must include:

  • Course outlines identifying the aims, objectives and assessments undertaken in the course(s) assessed for credit.
  • Official evidence of success in passing the course

Enrolled Nurses

Certificated Enrolled Nurses with a current practising Certificate or Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled) can receive credit for their previous studies.


Exemption means receiving recognition for a portion of a course. That is, the student enrols in the course and pays full student contribution fees for the course but does not have to complete all the requirements for the course.

Students requesting exemption need to follow the directions set out in the application form below. Please go to the course home page for specific information identified under learning resources.