Course credit

Applying for course credit

Students who are enrolled in a course at the University of Melbourne may be eligible to receive credit for prior study. The University’s Credit Policy sets out the principles for applying for, assessing and granting credit. You can also contact Stop 1 for further information.


Implications for your course plan

When you are offered credit for previous study, you may either accept or rescind the credit. You also will receive advice about your course plan and subject selection. Credit may change the duration of your course or result in a reduced study load during one or more study periods.

Implications for your student visa

Credit may change the expected end date of your course and the amount of study that you complete in Australia. If this is the case, the University is required to inform the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and issue a new Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). As a result the validity of your student visa may change according to the new course end date on your new COE:

  • If the course end date is before November, students are usually permitted to remain in Australia for two months after course end date or until their student visa expiry date (whichever is earlier).
  • If the course end date is in November or December, students are usually permitted to remain in Australia until 15 March of the following year or until their student visa expiry date (whichever is earlier).