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The Australian Chiropractic College is proud to deliver cutting-edge curriculum in a caring and vibrant environment.

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. Without having to enrol in that ACC subject, the student will be awarded the credit points associated with that subject 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.

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.

Students can obtain the Application for RPL form from the College, along with the learning outcomes for the units they are seeking RPL for. The student then assesses whether they can provide substantial evidence that meets the learning outcomes.

The next step is to fill out the Application for RPL form and return it along with all supporting evidence to the Academic Services Manager. The application fee of $75 per RPL unit can be paid upfront or deferred through FEE-HELP. No refunds will be granted for unsuccessful applications.

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 and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy and Procedures or contact the College at [email protected]


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