If you have previous study or professional experience relating to your field of study, you may be eligible for credit (also known as Advanced Standing) towards your new degree at Murdoch University.
Advanced Standing is credit granted towards a degree program for study already undertaken at a recognised institution or by recognition of prior experience.
If you’re eligible for advanced standing for one or more units in your course, this could prevent the unnecessary duplication of study, reducing your overall study load and the amount of time you need to study before you can graduate.
Please note if Advanced Standing is approved this may impact your ability to take an additional major, co-major or minor. Please speak to your Academic Chair or Course Director if you are unsure on what is best for your individual circumstances.
Am I eligible?
You can check what credits or exemptions from previous studies you may be eligible for using our Advanced Standing calculator.
Murdoch University has agreements for advanced standing with a variety of institutions within Australia and across the world.
Apply for Advanced Standing
- Step 1: Apply to Murdoch for entry to your course of choice. If you are already enrolled in a course, go to step 3
- Step 2: Once you have received your Offer Letter, please review and accept the offer
- Step 3: Complete the Advanced Standing form applicable to you via the links below
- Step 4: Attach your official academic transcript or statement of results. Please note e-records are not accepted
- Step 5: Check your application thoroughly and then submit for approval
If your prior learning took place through a structured program that lead to the full or partial achievement of an officially accredited qualification, please use the Formal Learning form.
If you would like to claim credit for informal learning gained through professional and/or work experience, please use the Informal Learning form.
What happens next?
The University will aim to review your request within 2 weeks of receiving the application. A longer period may be required if the application is incomplete or missing documentation and at peak admission and enrolment times.