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Credit recognition

UTS:Communication may grant credit recognition on the basis of:

Prior study

If you have previously studied at a recognised tertiary organisation you may be eligible to have this prior learning considered for credit towards a UTS course.

The amount of credit recognition granted to you will depend on how closely your previous course is aligned to your new UTS course and usually only up to a maximum of one-third of the credit points required to complete your new UTS course.

If your previous study was at another tertiary institution, then you can use the credit recognition search tool for an indication of the amount of credit you may be eligible to receive at UTS.

Current UTS students, previous UTS students and Insearch students

  • Will have credit recognition assessed on the basis of UTS and Insearch transcripts. These students are not required to submit applications for credit recognition.

Students who have completed studies at institutions other than UTS

  • Must submit an application for credit recognition along with original or certified copies of your transcript. This includes previous UTS students who have completed additional studies outside of UTS.
  • Must attach subject outlines for the subjects you are using as a basis for credit recognition.
  • Must submit your application at least two weeks prior to the start of session.
  • Must enrol in subjects before your credit recognition outcome is known to secure your place. Your enrolment may need to be modified once the credit recognition is processed.

External articulation arrangements

UTS:Communication grants block credit under pre-determined arrangements for previous study with a number of institutions. The links below privide the typical programs of study for students with approved credit recognition from these institutions.

Note: * indicates courses also offered as a combined degree with the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

Within Australia


Planners for 2017

Diploma of Communication from UTS:Insearch with a High Credit average (WAM 70) or better:


Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Singapore Polytechnic

Temasek Polytechnic

How to apply

In all these situations, once you have accepted an offer for a place in a UTS:Communication course, it is necessary to formally apply for credit recognition. You can learn more about this process on our main credit recognition page.

More information

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City campus — Building 10
Level 2, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007

Submit online enquiries and eRequests to your Student Centre via Ask UTS.

Telephone enquiries:
1300 ASK UTS (1300 275 887) and select Option 4.
If you are an international student +61 2 9514 1222 (international).