Advanced Standing

If you have previous study or professional experience relating to your field of study, you may be eligible for credit towards your new degree.


Getting credit or an exemption for your previous study or industry experience is known as advanced standing. If you’re eligible for advanced standing for certain units in your course, this could reduce your overall study load and the amount of time you need to study before you can graduate.

Previous study or experience counts

When you apply to study at Murdoch, please provide any relevant information about previous study or work experience which could make you eligible for advanced standing. Your eligibility for advanced standing will be assessed automatically, and you'll be notified of the outcome after you receive an offer to study.

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.

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Apply for Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing is granted automatically, but if you haven’t received it and believe you may be eligible, you can apply directly to Murdoch for recognition of your previous study or professional experience.

Please send your completed form with any required documentation to the Advanced Standing Team.

Application forms