Credit Transfer and Recognition (CTR)
Credit Transfer and Recognition (CTR) is the term used when the University allows prior learning to count towards your Deakin degree. There are two aspects to CTR:
- Credit for credentialled learning, in which credit is transferred to a Deakin award program from completed or partly completed studies from other accredited institutions.
- Credit for uncredentialled learning, in which credit towards a Deakin award is granted on the basis of knowledge and skills acquired through prior learning.
Credit for credentialled learning
Credit may be granted for credentialled learning following a determination of equivalence and currency of study previously completed that is based on the sources of evidence specified in the University’s Credit Transfer and Recognition (CTR) procedure.
Credit for uncredentialled learning
All applicants seeking credit for uncredentialled learning must provide a written statement outlining their case for credit, with documented evidence of their work experience and associated learning outcomes and an explanation how this relates to the course to which they are seeking entry.
Credit for uncredentialled prior learning within undergraduate programs will normally only be awarded for relevant work experience of at least two years standing. Credit may not normally be granted at a rate greater than one credit point per year of experience. The maximum amount of credit for uncredentialled learning will be no more than one-third of the credit points required for the award.
Where work experience is used to satisfy alternative entry requirements (particularly at the postgraduate level), credit for uncredentialled learning may only be granted where learning outcomes beyond entry level can be substantiated.
How to qualify
The CTR database is a guide for students who have completed study at other tertiary institutions and wish to gain credit towards a Deakin course. CTR into a Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment course will only be granted when the appropriate paperwork has been completed. Final determination of CTR will be carried out by the Faculty's CTR Coordinators.
Normally, the Faculty will not grant credit for any award that is older than seven years towards an undergraduate degree or four years for a postgraduate degree. This recognises the rate of change in science and technology disciplines. CTR Coordinators have some discretion in this matter within the limits and subject to the University policy provided the applicant can demonstrate that he/she has maintained currency in the discipline (whether through relevant work experience, professional development courses etc.).
Faculty Student Support Centres:
|Burwood||+61 3 924 46699|
|Geelong Waurn Ponds||+61 3 522 72463|
|Geelong Waterfront||+61 3 522 78336|
|Warnambool||+61 3 556 33327|
Application process for campus students – Direct online application [trimester 2 and 3]
You should apply for Credit Transfer and Recognition (CTR) when you submit your online application for your course. Certified copies of all necessary supporting documents such as your original transcripts, certificates unit/subject descriptions should be included as directed. At enrolment you will then be advised of any eligible CTR and enrolled accordingly. You cannot apply for CTR for studies you have not yet completed. If you were still completing other study when you first submitted your application for entry, and you are subsequently successful with those studies, you can apply for additional credit. If your enrolment needs any adjustment at this time it is your responsibility to amend your enrolment online using StudentConnect.
Application process for Cloud (online) students - Direct online application [trimester 2 and 3]
If you think you may qualify for Credit Transfer and Recognition (CTR) you need to apply when you submit your online application for your course. Certified copies of all necessary supporting documents such as your original transcripts, certificates and unit/subject descriptions and should be included as directed. You will be advised of the success of your application for CTR when the University's offer of enrolment is sent to you. You cannot apply for CTR for studies you have not yet completed. If you were still completing other study when you first submitted your application for entry, and you are subsequently successful with those studies, you can apply for additional credit. If your enrolment needs any adjustment at this time it is your responsibility to vary your enrolment online in accordance with the timelines set out in the handbook.
CTR is not normally granted for studies completed elsewhere once you have started your Deakin course. If you do wish to apply for CTR for any other studies you are doing concurrent with your Deakin studies, you must obtain Faculty approval beforehand from an enrolment officer.