How to apply for credit

If you are ready to apply for credit, download and complete the relevant form/s and forward to RMIT Connect > Enrolment.

Type of previous study or learning What this means Application you need to submit

Formal learning

Note: formal learning that is more than 10 years old and has been deemed non-equivalent can be used in support of an RPL application for a vocational education program. Complete a Vocational Education Recognition of Prior Learning application form (PDF 76kb 2p)

You completed part, or all, of an accredited qualification.

Example: You completed a course in a bachelor degree program offered by another university or registered training organisation

All RMIT programs

Non-formal learning

Your learning was through a structured program that was not part of an accredited qualification

Example: You completed a professional development program offered by your employer.

Higher education programs (degrees)

AND

Vocational education programs (certificates and diplomas)

Informal learning

Your learning was acquired through work or life experience.

Example: You acquired skills through your job or volunteering.

Higher education programs (degrees)

AND

Vocational education programs (certificates and diplomas)

Accreditation from professional body

You completed an accredited qualification but have not been practising recently or your accreditation has expired.

Example: you are a qualified nurse who hasn't practised for some years, or you are a plumber whose licence has expired.

Apply for Recognition of current competency (RCC) by contacting the RMIT school that runs programs/courses in the relevant interest area, for example Nursing or Plumbing.

FAQs before you apply

 

FAQs if your application is successful

How can I check if I have credit?

To check your academic record and view your credit login to myRMIT, select the link to Enrolment Online, then select Academic History. It may take 5-10 days from the date of your approval email for your credit to appear.

How will credit appear on my transcript?

If credit transfer is granted you will receive specified, unspecified or block credit.

RPL can only be granted for a specific course in your program structure, which will be shown as specified credit with an RLG grade.

RMIT course

RMIT course title

Grade

Unit value

ACCT1046

Introductory Accounting

RLG

12

If a course you completed at another institution is equivalent to an RMIT course, you will be granted specified credit for that course which will be shown as specified credit with an EX grade.

RMIT course

RMIT course title

Grade

Unit value

MKTG1025

Marketing Principles

EX

12

Unspecified credit can be used for elective course/s in your program and notes that your previous learning is not equivalent to an RMIT course in your program structure but the assessor deems it acceptable as an elective. Unspecified credit is shown with an EXTL or AICT course code.

RMIT course

RMIT course title

Grade

Unit value

EXTL1049

Approved Studies 1

EX

12

AICT1001 Approved Internal Credit Transfer 1 EX 12

Block credit applies when you have entered your program via a pathway or with another relevant qualification. Block credit can consist of specified and unspecified credit and is designed to ensure that you do not duplicate the learning of your previous qualification. Block credit can have an EX or BX grade.

RMIT course

RMIT course title

Grade

Unit value

  
MKTG1025
ACCT1046
EXTL1049


Marketing Principles
Introductory Accounting
Approved Studies 1


BX
BX
BX


12
12
24

Credit transfer with grades (including fail grades) applies in accordance  with Section 14 of the Admission and Credit Policy. Where credit is sought and approved for a course, grades, including fail grades in that course, obtained in the prior program will be transferred to the new program.

RMIT course

RMIT course title

Grade

Unit value

MKTG1025
MKTG1025
EXTL1049

Marketing Principles
Marketing Principles
Approved Studies 1

CR
NN
PS
12
12
12

Can I appeal?

If you're dissatisfied with the outcome of your credit or RPL application you may seek a review of the decision within five working days of the outcome email being sent.

If you're still dissatisfied you can appeal the decision by completing the Appeal against recognition of prior learning, recognition of current competency and credit transfer application form. This must be submitted within 20 working days from when you received the outcome of your credit application.

Need help?

Submit a query via RMIT Connect.