Have you studied Education subjects or courses at tertiary level in the past? You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL). This means that the School of Education will give you credit for previous study, rather than asking you to take the same subject/s again during your UTS degree.
Recognition of prior learning limit
The maximum recognition of prior learning you can apply for is:
- two-thirds of the total credit point requirement for courses with 144 credit points or less
- three-quarters of the total credit point requirement for courses with more than 144 credit points.
Time limit since previous study
In general, you can receive recognition of prior learning within seven years of commencing your UTS course. If you’re applying for recognition of prior learning for subjects you studied more than seven years ago, you’ll be asked to show that you’ve applied and maintained your knowledge over an extended period of time.
Recognition of prior learning for concurrent study
Concurrent study is the study of subjects at another institution while you’re undertaking your UTS degree. For example, if you undertake a Study Abroad or Exchange placement as part of your UTS degree, taking classes at your host university would be considered concurrent study.
If you want to obtain recognition of prior learning for concurrent study, you must apply at least four weeks before you begin your subject/s at the other institution.
How to apply
Applications for recognition of prior learning must be submitted to the UTS Student Administration team.
Read more about how to apply for recognition of prior learning
Recognition for prior learning by course
View individual course listings for specific recognition of prior learning:
- Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education
- Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
- Master of Teaching in Secondary Education
- Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)
- Grad Cert in/Grad Dip in/Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL
Contact the UTS Student Centre.