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Academic Credit & Recognition of Prior Learning

Academic Credit

This is the award of credit for previous formal studies which are considered equivalent in the academic level of content, the hours of study required and the learning outcomes’ to those according to a particular subject or unit in the ACC degree program or pre-requisites. Without having to enrol in that ACC unit, the student will be awarded the credit points associated with that unit towards completion of their Chiropractic degree program.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This is defined in the Australian Qualifications Framework, as an assessment process that involves the assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for academic credit.

Students who seek recognition for their previously acquired skill, knowledge or experience must provide evidence of meeting key learning outcomes of units of study for which recognition is sought.

How To Apply For Academic Credit or RPL

Applications for Academic Credit or RPL must be submitted to the College at least 20 working days prior to the start of the semester in which the unit is taught.

Potential students should submit a fully completed ACC Application Form with all the relevant documentation (e.g. transcripts), and indicate where required that they are seeking Academic Credit or RPL. The ACC will then review and advise regarding the outcome, or, seek from the applicant additional information or evidence that will allow an outcome to be provided.

Maximum Amount Credit/RPL & Validity Timeframe

The maximum amount of credit that a potential student can seek is no more than 50% of the units comprising the ACC program.

Any application received by ACC where the learning achievements were obtained greater than 10 years prior to starting commencing at the ACC, will not be assessed, and credit will not be applied.

Where a ACC unit includes a practical component, credit will not be applied where the previous study occurred more than 12 months prior to the commencement of the unit.

Those students dissatisfied with the outcome of their Academic Credit or RPL application may request a review of the decision within 10 days of receiving the decision. A full written statement outlining the basis for the review request must be submitted by the student.

For further information, please refer to the Academic Credit Policy & Procedures on the Policies page or contact the College at [email protected]


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