Credit for prior learning

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. In the case of graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within this course must be completed at Deakin University. Credit for prior learning will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Health – Student and Academic Services for more information on credit for prior learning and how to apply. Further information on credit for prior learning and course enrolment procedures can be discussed with the Director of the National Centre for Farmer Health, Clinical Associate Professor Susan Brumby on (03) 5551 8533 or
Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine will be eligible to apply for credit for prior learning in a number of courses including: the Master of Public Health, Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion, Master of Health Promotion, and Master of Health and Human Services Management.

Credit for GP Registrars:

Deakin University formally recognises the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) fellowships as credit for prior learning for GP registrars enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine (GCAHM). Students will be granted two credit points of Credit for Prior Learning into GCAHM on completion of the Australian General Practice Training program.
Registrars that complete HMF701 and HMF702 will be able to be awarded the GCAHM on award of a fellowship.

Further information is now available on the University’s Credit for Prior Learning database and can be accessed from website:


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