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The University of the Sunshine Coast offers credit for prior learning consistent with the Australian Qualifications Framework and general practice in the Australian Higher Education sector.

This means that prospective students can, under specified conditions, gain credit for previous study and qualifications towards a USC qualification.

Prospective students may, under specified conditions, also receive credit for experience, for instance in the workplace, towards a USC qualification.

Credit for previous study

USC offers credit for previous study at other Higher Education providers, TAFE and other VET providers.

Prospective students with a degree, or part of a degree, may receive credit for previous study towards a USC qualification. The amount of credit is determined on a case by case basis. Prospective students seeking this type of credit are advised to make contact with the credit team at Student Central.

Prospective students who have successfully completed a senior secondary school program that includes a special arrangement with USC, such as Headstart, will have this recognised for credit through the processes of admission and enrolment at USC.

Prospective students with Cert IV and higher TAFE / VET qualifications, from Australia or overseas, may receive credit towards a USC qualification. The areas in which the credit may be awarded, and the amount of credit is shown in the Credit transfer calculator.

Students wishing to apply for admission to USC with credit should follow the steps outlined in how to apply.

Credit for previous experience

Prospective students with relevant experience, such as work experience, may receive credit towards a USC qualification.

Students wishing to apply for admission to USC with credit for relevant experience should follow the steps outlined in how to apply.

International Baccalaureate

USC offers credit into a range of undergraduate degree programs to students who have successfully completed an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. Students may gain up to four courses of credit depending on the IB subjects completed and their choice of USC degree program.

Information on the credit available for IB subjects can be found at Credit for International Baccalaureate students.

Students wishing to apply for admission to USC with credit should follow the steps outlined in how to apply.

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