Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Can I use my Tafe qualification to get credits on my Murdoch degree?

We get lots of students asking us how they can get credits or exemptions on their uni course from their TAFE studies. Credits and exemptions equal what the uni world calls Advanced Standing. Below are two popular questions answered:

Q: I have a Certificate III or IV from TAFE, can I apply for Advanced Standing?

No. You must have at least an AQF (Australian Qualification Framework) level 5 Diploma or equivalent to apply for Advanced Standing. If you have done a Certificate IV or less it does not provide you with any credits or exemptions for your course at Murdoch.

Q: I have a Diploma from TAFE can I apply for Advanced Standing?

The successful completion of an AQF level 5 Diploma or equivalent means you may be able to receive a credit or exemption. Bear in mind that the Diploma must meet the criteria from the AFQ. Some overseas Diplomas are different and do not match the AQF, therefore they will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Murdoch has articulation arrangements with some external institutions so students who complete certain qualifications can apply straight into a related course at Murdoch and receive some credit or exemption.

Read how applying for study at Murdoch from TAFE helped one student reach his potential.

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