Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Credit for Prior Learning Policy

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 15th May 2026 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority University Council The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Responsible Officer Dominic Riordan
Director, Academic Quality and Standards
The position responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of a policy document and its review.
Responsible Executive Sue Bennett
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Life)
The position with overarching responsibility for ensuring implementation of, and compliance with, the policy document.
Enquiries Contact Academic Quality and Standards Division General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

This is the first document to be published in the University's new Policy Library. It is basically equivalent to the document that was approved and effect at the time the migration occurred, except for the numbering system and references, which have been updated to align with the new formatting and current requirements.

Version Control and Change History

Date Effective - Approved By - Amendment

1 - 1 April 2015 - University Council - First Version – Replacing the Admission and Advanced Standing Policy.

2 - 9 February 2018 - Vice-Chancellor - Minor amendment to allow changes to the credit limits for research degrees in order to bring it into line with the approved model for the Bachelor of Research / Master of Research model, and to provide for more flexibility in recognising credit towards the first year of the Master of Research.

3 - 17 July 2019 - Vice-Chancellor - Amendment to delegations. Credit Limit Schedule updated with restrictions on credit for postgraduate and informal and non-formal learning. Addition of a general savings clause and amended reference from ESOS Act to refer to National Code for Overseas Students 2018.

4 - 14 November 2019 - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Change in terminology from ‘research project component’ to ‘Honours Project’ in the Schedule 1: Limitations on the Amount of Credit, Item 1.5.

5 - 24 April 2020 - Vice-Chancellor - Minor amendment to accommodate the double counting ruled with an exception for Nested and packaged Masters qualifications.

6 - 1 January 2020 - ON APPROVAL - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Administrative amendments to reflect the rescission of General Course Rules and Admissions Rules replaced by Coursework Rules.

7 - 4 November 2020 - Vice-Chancellor - Minor amendment to Schedule 1 to allow for the new UOW qualification, the Undergraduate Certificate. Consequential administrative amendments to reflect the rescission of the Coursework Student Academic Complaints Policy replaced by the Review and Appeal of Academic Decisions Policy and the Procedures for the Review of Marks or Grades and Other Academic Decisions (Coursework).

8 - 18 December 2020 - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Administrative amendments to reflect divisional and faculty realignments.

9 - 16 September 2021 - Vice-Chancellor - Inclusion of UOW Lifelong Learning and microcredentials, removal of internal and external credit terminology, revision of appeals pathways and amendment of Associate Diploma to Associate Degree to align with AQF taxonomy.



17/11/2023: Position name changed from Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Sustainable Futures) (DVCR) to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Sustainable Futures) (DVC-RSF)