If you have previously studied at a recognised tertiary institution, prior learning may be considered for credit recognition towards your course. Credit recognition is also known as:
- Recognition of prior learning, or
- Advanced standing
Credit recognition is granted on the basis of the successful completion of equivalent subjects from recent postgraduate studies. The maximum number of subject exemptions that can be granted for a Faculty of Health Masters degree is eight (48 credit points).
For detailed information, please see the Faculty of Health credit recognition application guidelines (PDF, 84kB).
What credit can I apply for?
For the Master of Nursing:
- Graduate Certificates in nursing that appear on our precedent list (PDF, 94kB): These courses attract up to 24 credit points of unspecified credit (electives) or an equivalent sub-major (where a relevant Graduate Certificate has been completed at UTS).
- Postgraduate nursing qualifications and subjects that do not appear on the precedent list: These subjects may be credited as unspecified credit towards your elective choices or as specific subjects if the subject completed matches 80% of the content of the subject for which credit is sought.
For other postgraduate courses:
- Previously completed postgraduate subjects: These may be credited as unspecified credit towards your elective choices or as specific subjects if the subject completed matches 80% of the content of the subject for which credit is sought.
Clinical Accreditation Programs (CAPs)
- Find out more about LHD and hospital-run clinical accreditation programs that can be counted towards your postgraduate degree at UTS.
Supporting documents you will need include:
- An official original transcript or certified copy of your relevant subject results
- Relevant subject outlines
Subjects need to have been completed within 10 years or currency of knowledge and skills must be demonstrated.
How to apply
For detailed information about how to apply for credit recognition and the resulting subject exemptions, see the credit recognition application guidelines (PDF, 84kB).
The best time to apply for credit recognition is when you apply for the course you wish to study.
If applying through UAC, please submit your application form and certified supporting documents in person or by post to the UTS Student Centre - Building 10 Level 2, 235 Jones St, Ultimo, 2007.
Credit recognition is granted on the basis of the successful completion of equivalent subjects from recent tertiary studies. For detailed information about how to apply for credit recognition and the resulting subject exemptions, see the Credit Recognition Application Guidelines (PDF, 84kB).
Bachelor of Nursing
- The Bachelor of Nursing is a qualification leading to registration and credit recognition rules are determined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
- Each subject completed must match 80% of the content of the subject for which credit is sought
- Comprehensive subject outlines and certified transcripts must be supplied in full and in person to the UTS Student Centre at Building 10
Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing – block credit
- Eligible enrolled nurses and graduates from other disciplines may receive block credit for the Bachelor of Nursing and be admitted to the two-year accelerated program
- Entry is not guaranteed as often there are more applications received than there are places available
- To see whether you are eligible, view the additional admission requirements
For further information:
Contact the UTS Student Centre
- Via telephone: 1300 ASK UTS (1300 275 887)
- Submit an online query: AskUTS
- In person: Building 10 Level 2, 235 Jones St, Ultimo, 2007 (if visiting UTS in person, it is recommended students bring an original or certified copy of their transcript)