TAFE/VET Credit Calculator
At the University of Adelaide we appreciate the hard work that you have already done in gaining qualifications through VET providers such as TAFE SA. In many cases we are also happy to give you credit through our growing range of pre-approved pathways.
There are two types of credit:
- Specific credit- awarded in recognition of prior learning which has equivalent outcomes and assessment to a University of Adelaide course.
- Unspecified credit- awarded in recognition of prior learning undertaken at a particular Australian Qualifications Framework level (e.g. Certificate IV, Diploma).
Please search the credit calculator below to see if you might be eligible for specific credit. Alternatively, have a look at the table which outlines our Unspecified Credit Pathways.
Unspecified credit table
If you have completed a VET/TAFE qualification in any study area you may be eligible for credit towards a range of degrees at the University of Adelaide. The following table lists the University of Adelaide degrees for which you may be eligible for credit.
Unspecified credit Qualification University of Adelaide degree Units of credit Any Advanced Diploma Bachelor of Arts 18 Bachelor of Development Studies 18 Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management 18 Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences 12 Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 36 Bachelor of Media 18 Bachelor of Social Sciences 18 Any Diploma Bachelor of Arts 12 Bachelor of Development Studies 12 Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management 12 Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences 9 Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 24 Bachelor of International Studies 12 Bachelor of Media 12 Bachelor of Social Sciences 12 Any Certificate IV Bachelor of Arts 6 Bachelor of Development Studies 6 Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management 6 Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences 6 Bachelor of International Studies 6 Bachelor of Media 6 Bachelor of Social Sciences 6
The name of the course you completed, for example, Certificate IV in Accounting.
Credit is available for a partially completed qualification.
Dual Offer courses enable you to apply for a TAFE SA Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification and a connected university degree in one application.
If you have completed this qualification (in the eligible time period) then you are guaranteed admission to the UoA program if you meet additional requirements (i.e. English Language Requirements).
International packaged offer
International Packaged Offers allow students to apply for a single visa for the entire duration of both programs under the SSVP (Simplified Streamlined Visa Processing) arrangements.
This code uniquely identifies the VET/TAFE course as listed in the National Register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs): http://training.gov.au/.
This is the institution where you completed your VET/TAFE course(s).
Specific Credit is awarded in recognition of prior learning which has equivalent outcomes and assessment to a University of Adelaide course.
This is a general indication of the time (in months) by which your study could potentially be reduced. Please note, subject to timetabling, the time off equivalent may not result in a reduction in the time taken to complete your degree, but in a reduced study load.
Total credit available
This is the maximum units of credit you will be awarded towards the selected program of study.
Unspecified credit is awarded in recognition of prior learning undertaken at a particular Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level.