This form is to be used by prospective and current Monash
University students when applying for credit, which includes
either credit transfer for previous study or Recognition of Prior
Monash College students should not use this form.
This application for credit is only for the current course you are
applying to or are enrolled in (as listed in Section B). If you apply for
admission to a new course, you will need to submit a new application
When applying for credit transfer, an original or certified copy of your
academic results and unit syllabus (units synopsis, assessment,
number of hours, textbooks used) for the year the unit was studied is
required for all studies not completed at Monash University.
You will receive written notification from your faculty regarding the
outcome of your credit application. Applicants should enrol in units
with the assumption that credit has not been granted until notified
Credit policy and procedures
For the university policy on Credit (including Recognition of Prior
Learning), see: http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-
For the university procedures for credit transfer, see:
Faculties may also have specific faculty policies on credit transfer
and RPL. Please refer to faculty websites and handbooks for
relevant faculty policies.
Applications for credit transfer will normally be assessed within ten
working days where there are current precedents. A longer period may
be required if a new assessment is required, particularly at peak
admission and enrolment times.
Applications for recognition of prior learning will normally be assessed
within 20 working days. Where full assessment is required, a longer
period may be required particularly at peak admission and enrolment
Types of credit that may be granted:
Specified credit: Credit for specific Monash University units as
identified by their unit code.
Discipline-specific credit: Credit that is specified only by credit
point value, level and discipline, but not by unit codes. That is, the
credit is identified as being within the discipline, but not as equivalent
to any specific unit. Thus it may contribute to completion of major,
minor or sequence requirements but may not stand in place of a core
Unspecified credit: Credit that is specified only by credit point
value and level, and which can only contribute to course completion
by standing in place of elective units.
Exemption: Where, on the basis of previous similar study, a
student is waived the requirement to pass a core unit, but in its place
is required to complete another unit of the same credit point value.
• Block credit: Involves credit being granted for a whole section of a
course such as a semester or year of full-time study in the course,
rather than for specific units.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL):
assessment process that assesses the individual's
non-formal and informal learning to determine the
extent to which that individual has achieved the
required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or
standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion
of, a qualification.
Faculty closing dates for credit applications vary. For details please
refer to the following web page: www.adm.monash.edu.au/service-
Where a current semester’s enrolment is likely to be affected by the
outcome of an application (for example, a change in enrolled units) you
must submit your application prior to the first day of the semester. You
will receive written notification from your faculty regarding the outcome
of your application.
Single degree programs
Berwick, Clayton, Gippsland, Parkville and Peninsula Campuses –
Applications should be submitted to your faculty office on your home
Business & Economics UG – submit to counter 8 at the Student
Business & Economics PG – submit to GSB office, Building N,
Art, Design & Architecture and IT students – submit to the
Student Service Centre
All other faculties – submit directly to your faculty office.
International students (Australian campuses) – note that credit may
affect your course duration. In such cases your faculty will notify you
regarding the revised course end date and the change will be reported
Double degree programs
Applications for credit for a double degree must be made to the
managing faculty (to check the managing faculty of a degree, see
Where the application seeks credit for units within the partner faculty’s
area of the course, the application will be sent for assessment by the
managing faculty to the partner faculty.
Where the outcome of a credit assessment is provided in a course offer
letter, the information will be sent by the managing faculty (or
International Admissions, where the faculty has delegated credit
Where the application is subsequent to the admission application, the
managing faculty will notify the student separately of the outcome of the
The information on this form is collected for the purposes of assessing your
application for credit. If you do not complete all questions on this form it may not
be possible for the application to be assessed. Personal information may be
disclosed to the education institutions you have attended for verification of your
previous studies or your employer(s) to make an informed decision about the
application. Where necessary Qualsearch will be engaged to access academic
information. You have a right to access personal information that Monash
University holds about you, subject to any exceptions in relevant legislation. If
you wish to seek access to your personal information or inquire about the
handling of your personal information, please contact the University Privacy
Officer at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org