You may apply for credit for knowledge and skills gained from the following areas of prior learning:
“Formal learning” – is the learning that takes place through a structured program of learning and assessment that leads to the full or partial attainment of a recognized AQF qualification or other formally recorgnised qualification.
“Non formal learning” – refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of learning but does not lead to an officially accredited qualification – e.g single units enrolment; faculty awards such as executive certificates.
“Informal learning” – refers to learning gained through work-related, social, family, hobby or leisure activities and experiences. Unlike formal and non-formal learning, informal learning is not organized or externally structured in terms of objectives, time or learning support.
“Recognition of Prior Learning” (RPL) – refers to an individual’s relevant prior learning, which includes Formal, Informal and Non-formal learning.
The Faculty of Information Technology adheres to the University and Faculty policies on Credit. Please refer to the following web sites for detailed information
How to apply
It is your responsibility to provide an original transcript of results, relevant unit guide (which includes a detailed list of topics studied, contact hours, texts and references, methods of assessment and learning outcomes) and course structure.
All official documents (i.e. academic transcripts, certificates) if not original, must be certified by a person authorised to witness statutory declarations. These persons include a Justice of the Peace, registered Medical Practitioner, Veterinary Surgeon, Pharmacist or Police Officer who has served for more than five years.
Applying for credit based on Informal learning
Credit applications for Informal learning must be submitted four weeks before the start of semester. This ensures sufficient time for the interview process or for an exam to be scheduled. Applications will normally be assessed within 20 working days.
The relevant Credit Assessor will assess your application from the above criteria. The Faculty reserves the right to refuse credit based on informal learning.
If you are applying through VTAC, you are required to submit your application for credit on Enrolment Day.
If you are applying direct to the Faculty, you may apply for credit with your course application, or wait until Enrolment Day.
If you are an international student, please apply via International Recruitment Services.
Please be aware that all credit applications must be complete with supporting documents before being processed. Incomplete credit applications will not be processed, you will be asked to resubmit with the relevant documents attached.
If original documents and transcripts are in a language other than English, a translation by an accredited translator must also be provided.
If you are seeking credit for Monash-only studies, you do not need to attach any documentation.
If you are an international student enrolled in courses offered at an Australian campus, you are required to authorise explicitly the credit that is granted to you, by returning a signed authorisation form.
CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) qualifications (Currently Under Review)
You may be granted the following credit for successful completion of CISCO units that are undertaken via cross-institutional study. Your cross-institution study application must be approved by your Course Director.
Completion of all four modules of the CCNA programme at a CISCO Academy (Exploration level):
Completion of the first two modules of the CCNA programme at a CISCO Academy (Exploration level):
If there is no evidence that CISCO modules are completed at Exploration level, credit points (as listed above) may be approved as unspecified free elective credit.
For academies such as Box Hill and UTS which have designed CISCO modules for postgraduate students, the following credit may be approved at the discretion of your Course Director.
Completion of all four modules (Exploration level):
Completion of two modules (Exploration level):