We acknowledge the value of providing opportunities for students to build upon their prior learning, whether this learning was acquired through structured courses or gained through life experience or work experience.

  1. Qualification Upgrades and Pathways to a Degree at Torrens University Australia
    If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. We will carefully review the learning gained from this qualification to ensure we provide you with credit towards our degrees whenever appropriate. Learning gained through a qualification is referred to as ‘formal learning’ in our Credit Policy.
    We offer guaranteed credit for the following qualifications:

    BUSINESS COURSES

    National Code If you already have this Qualification… Institution this qualification was awarded….. You may upgrade to this course Subjects credited Credit points Course Credit Agreement
    SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management Any Bachelor of Business 8 of 24 80 of 240 Attachment 1
    BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration Any Bachelor of Business 8 of 24 80 of 240 Attachment 2
    BSB50215 Diploma of Business Any Bachelor of Business 8 of 24 80 of 240 Attachment 3
    BSB50815 Diploma of International Business Any Bachelor of Business 8 of 24 80 of 240 Attachment 4
    BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management Any Bachelor of Business 8 of 24 80 of 240 Attachment 5
    SIT50316 Diploma of Events Any Bachelor of Business (Event Management) 8 of 24 80 of 240 Attachment 6
    SIT60216 Advanced Diploma of Events Any Bachelor of Business (Event Management) 10 of 24 100 of 240 Attachment 6
    BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management Any Bachelor of Business 8 of 24 80 of 240 Attachment 7
    BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management Any Bachelor of Business 10 of 24 100 of 240 Attachment 7
    BSB52415 Diploma of Marketing and Communication Any Bachelor of Business (Marketing) 8 of 24 80 of 240 Attachment 8
    BSB61315 Advanced Diploma of Marketing and Communications Any Bachelor of Business (Marketing) 10 of 24 100 of 240 Attachment 8

    HOSPITALITY COURSES

    National Code If you already have this Qualification… Institution this qualification was awarded….. You may upgrade to this course Subjects credited Credit points Course Credit Agreement
    SIT30813 Certificate III Commercial Cookery Think: Colleges Pty Ltd Associate Degree of Culinary Management 8 of 16 80 of 160 Link
    SIT30813 Certificate III Commercial Cookery Think: Colleges Pty Ltd Bachelor of Culinary Management 8 of 24 80 of 240 Link
    SIT40516 Certificate IV Commercial Cookery Think: Colleges Pty Ltd Associate Degree of Culinary Management 14 of 16 140 of 160 Link
    SIT40516 Certificate IV Commercial Cookery Think: Colleges Pty Ltd Bachelor of Culinary Management 14 of 24 140 of 240 Link
    SIT50212 Diploma of Events Any Associate Degree of Event Management 8 of 16 80 of 160 Link
    SIT50212 Diploma of Events Any Bachelor of Event Management 8 of 24 80 of 240 Link
    SIT50313 Diploma of Hospitality Any Associate Degree of Business (Hospitality Management) 8 of 16 80 of 160 Link
    SIT50313 Diploma of Hospitality Any Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) 8 of 24 80 of 240 Link
    SIT50313 Diploma of Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) Any Associate Degree of Culinary Management 8 of 16 80 of 160 Link
    SIT50313 Diploma of Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) Any Bachelor of Culinary Management 8 of 24 80 of 240 Link
    SIT60313 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) Think: Colleges Pty Ltd Bachelor of Culinary Management 14 of 24 140 of 240 Link
    SIT60313 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality (Hotel Management) Think: Colleges Pty Ltd Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) 12 of 24 120 of 240 Link
    SIT60313 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality (Event Management) Think: Colleges Pty Ltd Bachelor of Event Management 12 of 24 120 of 240 Link
    SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (Commercial Cookery) Think: Colleges Pty Ltd Bachelor of Culinary Management 12 of 24 120 of 240 Download PDF
    SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (Hotel Management) Think: Colleges Pty Ltd Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) 12 of 24 120 of 240 Download PDF
    SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management (Events Management) Think: Colleges Pty Ltd Bachelor of Event Management 12 of 24 120 of 240 Download PDF
    Diploma of Business (Hospitality Management) Any Associate Degree of Business (Hospitality Management) 8 of 16 80 of 160 Link
    Diploma of Business (Hospitality Management) Any Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) 8 of 24 80 of 240 Link
    Associate Degree of Business (Hospitality Management) Any Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) 16 of 24 160 of 240 Link
    Diploma of Business (Tourism Management) Any Associate Degree of Business (Tourism Management) 8 of 16 80 of 160
    Diploma of Business (Tourism Management) Any Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) 8 of 24 80 of 240 Link
    Associate Degree of Business (Tourism Management) Any Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) 16 of 24 160 of 240 Link
    Diploma of Event Management Any Associate Degree of Event Management 8 of 16 80 of 160 Link
    Diploma of Event Management Any Bachelor of Event Management 8 of 24 80 of 240 Link
    Associate Degree of Event Management Any Bachelor of Event Management 16 of 24 160 of 240 Link

    HEALTH COURSES

    National Code If you already have this Qualification… Institution this qualification was awarded….. You may upgrade to this course Subjects credited Credit points Course Credit Agreement
    SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy Any HE Diploma of Beauty & Spa Practice 6 of 8 60 of 80 Download pdf
    SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy Any Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) 8 of 24 80 of 240 Download pdf
    CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services Any Bachelor of Human Services (Ageing) 5 of 24 50 of 240 Download pdf
    CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services Any Bachelor of Human Services (Disability) 5 of 24 50 of 240 Download pdf
    CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) Any Bachelor of Human Services (Ageing) 5 of 24 50 of 240 Download pdf
    CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) Any Bachelor of Human Services (Disability) 8 of 24 80 of 240 Download pdf
    CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling Any HE Diploma of Counselling & Communications Skills 7 of 8 70 of 80 Download pdf
    HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing (generic) Any Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) 6 of 24 60 of 240 Download pdf
    HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing (generic) Any Bachelor of Health Science (Disability) – BHUSDIS6 6 of 24 60 of 240 Download pdf
    HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing (generic) Any Bachelor of Health Science (Ageing) – BHSAGE16 5 of 24 50 of 240 Download pdf
    CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services Charlton Brown Bachelor of Health Science (Ageing) – BHSAGE16 8 of 24 80 of 240 Download pdf
    CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services(Case Management) Charlton Brown Bachelor of Health Science (Ageing) – BHSAGE16 8 of 24 80 of 240 Download pdf

    DESIGN COURSES

    National Code If you already have this Qualification… Institution this qualification was awarded….. You may upgrade to this course Subjects credited Credit points Course Credit Agreement
    CUA50715 (and superseded CUV50311) Diploma of Graphic Design Any Bachelor of Communication Design (2016 offering) 8 of 24 80 of 240 Download pdf
    CUA50715 (and superseded CUV50311) Diploma of Graphic Design Any HE Diploma of Graphic Design 7 of 8 70 of 80 Download pdf
    CUA50715 (and superseded CUV50311) Diploma of Graphic Design Any Bachelor of Branded Environments (2016 offering) 5 of 24 50 of 240 Download pdf
    CUA50915 (and superseded CUV50411) Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging Any HE Diploma of Photo Imaging 7 of 8 70 of 80 Download pdf
      HE Diploma of Graphic Design TUA Bachelor of Communication Design (2016 offering) 8 of 24 80 of 240 Download pdf
      HE Diploma of Graphic Design TUA Bachelor of Branded Environments (2016 offering) 5 of 24 50 of 240 Download pdf
    MSF50213 (and superseded LMF50408) Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration Any Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential) (2016 offering) 8 of 24 80 of 240 Download pdf
    MSF50213 (and superseded LMF50408) Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration Any Bachelor of Interior Design (Commercial) (2016 offering) 8 of 24 80 of 240 Download pdf
    MSF50213 (and superseded LMF50408) Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration Any Bachelor of Branded Environments (2016 offering) 4 of 24 40 of 240 Download pdf
    MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration Any HE Diploma of Interior Design 8 of 8 80 of 80 Download pdf
      HE Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration TUA Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential) 8 of 24 80 of 240 Download pdf
      HE Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration TUA Bachelor of Interior Design (Commercial) 8 of 24 80 of 240 Download pdf
      HE Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration TUA Bachelor of Branded Environments 4 of 24 40 of 240 Download pdf
    LMT50307 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology Any Bachelor of Branded Fashion Design (2016 offering) 8 of 24 80 of 240 Download pdf
    MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising Any Bachelor of Branded Fashion Design (2016 offering) 4 of 24 40 of 240 Download pdf
    MST60116 Advanced Dip Fashion Any Bachelor of Branded Fashion Design (2016 offering) 9 of 24 90 of 240 Download pdf
      Diploma of Digital Media TUA Bachelor of Digital Media (3D Design and Animation) (2016 offering)
    Bachelor of Digital Media (Interaction Design)
    Bachelor of Digital Media (Film and Video Design)
    8 of 24 80 of 240 Download pdf
      Diploma of Design (Visual Communication) UTS: Insearch Ltd Bachelor of Communication Design 8 of 24 80 of 240  
      Diploma of Design (Visual Communication) UTS: Insearch Ltd Bachelor of Digital Media (Interaction Design) or (Film and Video Design) or (3D Design and Animation) 3 of 24 30 of 240  
      Diploma of Design (Visual Communication) UTS: Insearch Ltd Bachelor of Branded Fashion Design 3 of 24 30 of 240  
      Diploma of Design (Visual Communication) UTS: Insearch Ltd Bachelor of Interior Design (Commercial)
    Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential)
    4 of 24 40 of 240  

    Evidence to support an application for credit based on formal learning includes:

    • AQF qualification testamur issued by an accredited institution
    • formal academic transcript issued by an accredited institution
    • statement of attainment issued by an accredited institution
    • overseas qualification issued by an institution listed in the AEI NOOSR Country Education Profiles
    • syllabus copy detailing the learning outcomes and assessments of the subject(s) undertaken
  2. Recognition of prior learning
    Learning as the result of work or life experience, self-tuition, hobby or leisure activities (i.e. informal learning) may be credited against your degree with us. Likewise for a structured course of learning that does not lead to an officially accredited qualification (i.e. non-formal learning). For further information about these types of learning, refer to our Credit Policy.Each application is assessed individually and your experience matched to the learning outcomes of the subjects covered in your course. All claimed work experience must be relevant to the qualification being applied for.

    Evidence to support an application for credit based on informal and/or non-formal learning includes:

    • letters from employers / references (on business letterhead)
    • curriculum vitae, and corroborating evidence
    • work documents/job statement and evidence of process
    • portfolios containing samples of work
    • interviews
    • presentations or practical demonstrations
    • challenge exam
    • performance review evidence
    • non-award professional development courses, and other non-AQF awards and certificates
    • recognition of merit, or industry awards

    Please note: standard entry requirements still apply. Entry requirements for Torrens University Australia courses can be accessed from our website.

    For more information on qualification upgrades, pathways, recognition of prior learning, and how to apply for course credit contact us or read our Credit Policy.

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