Recognition of prior learning with business partners

Your membership with one of Deakin’s many partner organisations can be turned into credit that reduces the time and cost of your business degree.

Use your experience to your advantage

Deakin Business School has a proud history of working with partners across industry, business and community to shape our degrees and turn ideas into reality. At the same time, we value the experience, memberships, networks and qualifications you bring to Deakin as a student.

Through recognition of prior learning, we can recognise your memberships with our partner organisations in the form of course credit. Depending on your membership, you could be eligible for up to six credit points, reducing both the time and cost of your degree.

How much credit can I get?

If you're a member of or have completed a relevant course with one the following partner organisations, you may be eligible for credit in one of our internationally accredited postgraduate courses.

Partner organisationDeakin courseNumber of credit points
Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI)Master of Human Resource ManagementUp to 4 credit points
Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)Master of Business Administration (MBA)Completed course with specialisation and full membership of IFAC Professional Accounting Body up to 6 credit points
Australian War CollegeMaster of Business Administration (MBA)Up to 6 credit points
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)Master of Business Administration (MBA)Up to 6 credit points
Committee for GeelongMaster of Business Administration (MBA)Up to 2 credit points
CPA AustraliaMaster of Business Administration (MBA)Up to 6 credit points
DeakinCo.Master of Business Administration (MBA)Between 4 and 6 credit points
Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)Master of Business Administration (MBA)Up to 6 credit points
TAL InsuranceGraduate Diploma of Financial Planning, Master of Financial Planning1 credit point
Women and Leadership AustraliaMaster of Business Administration (MBA)Up to 4 credit points

This table is a guide only. Credit limitations are subject to course rules and the requirements of external accrediting associations. Eligibility for credit will be assessed based on the level of membership and previous study. Deakin policy requires that at least one third of the course needs to be completed at Deakin in the current course.

How to apply

Future domestic students

Every new course application at Deakin is automatically assessed for recognition of prior learning. Submit a course application

Current Deakin students

Simply complete the online RPL application form to apply. While applying, you'll be prompted to upload relevant supporting documents.

Contact us

If you’d like to learn more or discuss your eligibility for recognition of prior learning, please get in touch with our experts.

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