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Applying for credit

We want to help you on your journey at university, and recognising your prior learning and work experience is just one way we can do that. If you are eligible for credit towards your degree, this can reduce the number of courses you need to study, allowing you to complete your degree sooner!



Find out if you are eligible for credit

You are may be eligible for credit if you have studied or worked previously.  Our Credit Calculator may give you an indication of credits you may be eligible for based on qualifications USQ has previously recognised.  Don’t worry if your prior learning facility or work experience is not registered on our Credit Calculator, you can simply lodge an Online Credit Application to see if you are eligible. 



Collect documentation

In order to work out the amount of credit you may be entitled to, you will need to provide the following documentation.

Prior learning

  • A certified copy of your academic transcript indicating the course/subject(s) completed, year completed and grade obtained (including details of the grading system), and weighting of the course/subject as a portion of the total program.
  • A copy of the course/subject description for each course, including the syllabus or handbook outline.
  • Please include the contact details of the person certifying your documentation.

Work experience

  • A current resume along with a letter from your employer on company letterhead verifying your resume and a position/role description. It is strongly recommended that you address the course objectives in the application, and provide documentation supporting your sound knowledge of all objectives. You can find information on the course objectives in the Handbook.
  • A copy of the course/subject description for each course, including the syllabus or handbook outline.





Whether you apply directly to USQ or through QTAC, an application for credit is separate to your application to study. Please note that certified documentation is required for all credit applications.

If you are applying to study directly through USQ, you will be directed to the Online Credit application once you have submitted your application to study.

If you applied to study with USQ via QTAC you will need to complete an application for credit


What happens next?

Your application for credit will be assessed by the relevant Faculty and in most cases will be finalised within 10 working days.

The outcome of your credit application will be emailed to you once the assessment is complete.

For more information please contact us.