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Apply for CRL

Apply for CRL

You can submit an application for credit for recognised learning (CRL) for specific units within your course, or elective units if the course structure permits.

Please prepare the following supporting documentation to submit with your CRL application:

A description of each previously studied unit you are submitting as evidence for CRL

In Australia, an accredited unit also may be called a module, subject, unit of competency, topic, paper, or course. The description or unit outline should contain detailed information about the syllabus, learning outcomes, assessment, texts and learning experiences. Please note that unit outlines for completed Curtin units are not required.

Academic transcript

Please provide full academic transcripts that contain your unit results as well as the marking or grading key. If the original document was not issued in English, please include an official translation from a recognised translation service such as the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

All documents must be scanned as per our scanned documents and certification requirements and guidelines.

Official documents to confirm your completed study (if applicable)

If you are using your completed qualification to apply for CRL, for example a TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma, please also upload your Final Award Certificate confirming course completion. If the original document was not issued in English, please include an official translation from a recognised translation service such as the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

All documents must be scanned as per our scanned documents and certification requirements and guidelines.

Work/life experience

If you are applying for CRL based on your work/life experience you must also complete the form titled Supplement for Credit Transfer based on relevant Prior Professional (work) or Life Experience [.pdf 232kB] and include the following supporting documents with your CRL application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): Please outline your relevant work history.
  • Employment confirmation: Include a signed official letter or statement on company letterhead from your employer or organisation confirming the dates and type of your employment.
  • Position description: Provide a relevant position description.

Important information

Unit transfer between Curtin courses

Unit transfer refers to the transfer of identical units from one Curtin course to another Curtin course. These units will be recorded on your study plan. You do not need to include these in your CRL application. If unit transfers do not appear on your study plan after you are notified of the CRL outcome, please submit an enquiry.

International students on a student visa studying in Australia

If part of your CRL application is successful, it may affect your course duration. Should there be a change in your remaining course duration, it is recommended you inform the Department of Home Affairs to ensure you meet your visa requirements.

Before you apply, be reminded:

  • CRL can be considered for successfully completed units, courses and relevant work experience you have undertaken in the previous 10 years. This time-frame may be shorter where professional accreditation standards must be met, or where there have been significant changes in your field of study.
  • Units studied at undergraduate level are not typically considered for CRL at postgraduate level.
  • CRL will usually be considered for all Australian and overseas qualifications above Australian Qualification Framework diploma level or equivalent.
  • Certificate IV qualifications will be considered for enabling or bridging courses only.
  • You must complete either one third or 200 credits of a Curtin course.

Your application must be submitted by the Friday of the first week of the semester or study period.

More information about the policies and procedures related to CRL assessment and appealing a CRL assessment outcome can be found in the Credit for Recognised Learning manual [.pdf 236kB].