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Credit Recognition

UTS Business School understands that students may have prior learning such as previous studies at recognised tertiary organisations, and offers Credit Recognition (CR) to these students based on the knowledge thus obtained.

Credit Recognition (CR) is also referred to as subject exemption, credit from previous study, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

Postgraduate Credit Recognition

We also offer credit recognition for many of our postgraduate courses.

Undergraduate General Information

You must submit your applications upon admission. All Credit Recognition must be finalised before the end of the first semester of the course. Credit Recognition does not guarantee or imply automatic admission into UTS Business School courses. Credit Recognition indicates what exemptions may apply if an applicant is successful in obtaining a place, by meeting the relevant selection criteria for a course as approved by Academic Board.

  • If you are a prospective student from the listed educational institutions applying for block Credit Recognition, you must have completed your previous course no more than five (5) years prior to admission into UTS Business School courses.

  • If you have completed previous studies from other universities, you must have completed that subject no more than 10 years prior to admission into UTS Business School courses.
  • The maximum amount of Credit Recognition allowed for all Business undergraduate courses, subject to the Business School's approval, is two thirds of the total course credit point requirements.
  • To have a UTS extended major, major and/or sub-major listed on an academic transcript, you may be allowed the following:
  • For an extended major: The maximum amount of Credit Recognition allowed is 24 credit points or four (4) subjects.
  • For a major: The maximum amount of Credit Recognition allowed is 24 credit points or four (4) subjects.
  • For a sub-major: The maximum amount of Credit Recognition allowed is six (6) credit points or one (1) subject.
  • We will only evaluate Diploma (AQF 5), Advanced Diploma (AQF 6) and Associate Degree (AQF 6) courses (or equivalent). Certificate courses will not be considered. Overseas institution courses will be evaluated by UTS International in the first instance. 
  • As a guide for prospective students:
    • For business related Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, to receive between 24 credit points to 48 credit points of credit recognition. This is subject to the review and final approval by the Business School's Credit Recognition Committee.

Other University Rules and Policies that you need to be familiar with:

International students must also refer to UTS International Credit Recognition website.

For Admission, domestic students should apply through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC).  International students should apply through UTS International.

UTS Business School reserves the right to cancel or vary the Credit Recognition arrangements at any time.