Applying for credit
We want to help you on your journey at university, and recognising your prior learning and work experience is just one way we can do that. If you are eligible for credit towards your degree, this can reduce the number of courses you need to study, allowing you to complete your degree sooner!
Find out if you are eligible for credit
You are most likely eligible for credit if you have studied or worked previously. Have a look at our Credit Calculator to see if any prior learning you have completed qualifies you for credits. If your prior learning facility is not registered on our database, or you are applying for credit for work experience, you can lodge a credit transfer application form (PDF* 56KB)to see if you are eligible.
In order to work out the amount of credit you may be entitled to, you will need to provide the following documentation with your application for credit.
Whether you are applying directly to USQ or through QTAC, an application for credit is separate to your application to study. We strongly recommend that you submit your application for credit at the same time an application for study is submitted.
It is very important that you lodge your application for credit as soon as possible especially if you are claiming an exemption or credit transfer which is a prerequisite for a course (subject) you wish to study during the following semester.
The credit application form, along with your documentation, should be posted to:
Domestic Recruitment and Admissions
or emailed to:
What happens next?
Your application for credit will normally be assessed by the relevant Faculty and in most cases will be finalised within 10 working days.
If you have already applied and been accepted into your program, you will be notified by email when your exemption or credit transfer has been processed.
If you have not yet applied to study, we will email you the outcome of your exemption or credit application.
For more information please contact us.
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