Transferring to Swinburne from other universities
If you switch to one of our courses from another Australian educational institution, you may be eligible for academic credit (often referred to as advanced standing).
The amount of credit you'll receive is based on the type of study you have completed, how many units you've completed and the relevance to the course you are applying for.
If you’re switching to Swinburne from another university, you may be eligible for advanced credit. The credit you are eligible to receive is based on your individual situation.
The table below is a guide to the amount of credit you may receive when you transfer courses and is based on how much of your course you have already completed.
Length of study completed
Credit you may receive
Up to four units of study (one semester)
Up to eight units of study (two semesters)
Up to 12 units of study (three semesters)
Switching from a diploma
If you're switching from a diploma that you completed at another educational institution, please contact us to discuss your eligibility for course credits.
Search for credit
You can search for information about credit agreements between Swinburne and other educational institutions in Australia and overseas.
Follow these steps to apply for course credit:
- Apply for your chosen course at Swinburne. During this process, we will assess your application for relevant credit.
- If your application is successful, you will receive your offer letter. To complete the process, proceed to step four.
- If you wish to apply for further credit, you will have to complete the Application for Academic Credit form and provide the following documentation:
- certified copy of an academic transcript or statement of attainment from your previous educational institution
- course outlines showing content, learning outcomes and assessment requirements from your previous study
- an explanation of the grading structure used at the educational institution you are switching from
Note: as the enrolment process is completed online, you will need to scan your documents and upload them.
- Follow the instructions on your offer letter and begin the enrolment process..
As a transfer student, if you are required to attend an exemptions session on campus, you will be informed by the online enrolment tool.
If you are not transferring universities after the first year and instead plan to transfer to us from another Australian educational institution prior to completing the first six months of your principal course, you must apply for a release at your current education provider. Your principal course is the final course in a packaged offer.
If you are a sponsored student, you must submit a letter to us from your government sponsor supporting your course transfer.
If you have completed the first six months of your principal course at another Australian educational institution, a Letter of Release is not required.
If you are transferring universities or applying for academic credit from an overseas educational institution, a Letter of Release is not required.
If you need help with changing university, Swinburne offers advice by phone or email.
You can also attend a one-on-one appointment at the Hawthorn Campus to discuss your study options and get help with your application for course transfer.
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