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Credit Transfer Agreements


Articulation and Credit Transfer are part of the University's ongoing commitment to access and equity. The University has devoted resources to improve and enhance student mobility in order to provide alternative access to higher education opportunities.

Through a growing number of collaborative arrangements and transfer agreements with various identified institutions in Australia, students can acquire credit towards a related degree once they have been accepted for admission. These students may receive credit for several courses, or for a year or more towards a university degree.

The University has formal, signed articulation agreements with TAFE and the Australian Defence Force to ensure smooth transfer of valid credit. A credit transfer agreement between the universities of the Australian Go8 (Adelaide, Melbourne, Monash, ANU, Queensland, Sydney, NSW and WA) facilitates the transfer of credit between these institutions.

For further information on transfer policies and practices please contact the Project Coordinator, email or telephone 8313 5901.


    The University has more than 200 pathways available from TAFE qualifications into undergraduate programs. Students who have completed a designated TAFE qualification for which an articulation agreement exists are granted an agreed amount of credit upon application.

    Please note: eligibility for credit does not guarantee admission to the University of Adelaide.

    More information about the application and admission process is available from Study at Adelaide Entry Pathways website. The University's current Admissions Policy outlines the principles and procedures regarding TAFE minimum requirements when applying for a University program. A TAFE Credit Calculator is also available outlining the arrangements between the University of Adelaide and TAFE.

    Head Collaborative Agreement (HCA)

    The Head Collaboration Agreement has been negotiated between the University and the Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills (TAFE SA) to help develop more pathways for students with closer collaboration on programs, curriculum and delivery. New partnerships will help to widen access to rural and remote students and increase participation.

    The HCA will facilitate collaboration across many activities where appropriate and beneficial linkages exist, some of which include: access to facilities, joint curriculum development and student cross institutional participation.

    The articulation pathways are based Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Qualifications Pathways Policy and the University's Academic Credit Arrangements Policy.

    Staff at the University are encouraged to consider qualification connections with TAFE SA wherever appropriate, with the aim of enhancing student progression into and between AQF qualifications.


    The Strategic Management Committee (SMC) (UA staff only) is an advisory committee chaired by and reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic). The SMC maintains oversight of the collaboration plan which aligns to strategic objectives, actions and KPIs.

    The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) recommends that any binding agreements between the two institutions have separate contractual negotiations, including terms relating to ownership and the use of intellectual property, financial arrangements, use of resources and any other issues as relevant.

    Staff Guidelines

    The Staff Guidelines have been prepared to provide staff from each institution seeking to enter into Qualification Connection Agreements.


    If you would like assistance with articulation and credit transfer agreements, or any further information relating to TAFESA/UA collaboration, please contact the Project Coordinator, email or telephone 8313 5901.

  • Australian Defence Force

    Australian Defence Force Higher Education Advanced Standing Scheme (ADFHEAS Scheme)

    The University of Adelaide has in place credit transfer arrangements for Australian Defence Force (ADF) members where maximum credit is granted towards a limited number of Adelaide programs.

    Full information on the ADFHEAS Scheme.

  • Go8 Universities

    The Group of Eight (Go8) universities have arranged a transfer agreement that will improve mobility between universities. This Agreement is based on an acceptance that the assessment regimes at all Go8 universities are comparable and transferable, and formally recognises credits earned, and facilitates the transfer of these credits between institutions.

  • International Agreements

    The University of Adelaide has established a number of articulation agreements with international partner universities/institutions.

    A list of these agreement partnerships are available by searching the International Agreements Database. You will need to select the checkbox for Articulation before submitting your search. The agreement documents are restricted to staff only and require a password for access.

  • Preferred Pathway Provider

    Studying at this college can provide a direct pathway for admission to undergraduate degree programs at the University of Adelaide.

    University of Adelaide College

    The University of Adelaide College is situated on the campus of the University of Adelaide and specifically prepares international students for entry into undergraduate courses at the University of Adelaide, one of Australia's leading universities. The College offers two pathways to study in Australia in undergraduate programs at the University of Adelaide - our Foundation Studies and the Degree Transfer.

  • Other Providers

    Studying at this college can provide a direct pathway for admission to undergraduate degree programs at the University of Adelaide.

    Eynesbury College

    Eynesbury is a specialist institution that offers a range of pre-university and English programs, providing pathways in to the University of Adelaide.

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