Types of advanced standing
There are two types of advanced standing which may be awarded:
General: General advanced standing is credit granted in relation to an unspecified discipline area, subject or group of subjects. General advanced standing is applied as credit and means that you need to complete fewer subjects to satisfy the requirements of the course. This will appear on your transcript as 'Advanced Standing'. General advanced standing does not preclude you from selecting subjects of your choice.
Exempt: exempt advanced standing is credit granted in relation to successful completion of a subject or subjects, or studies, which are deemed substantially equivalent to the subject being waived.
There are two types of exempt advanced standing:
- With Credit: If you are deemed to have successfully completed a subject or group subjects deemed substantially equivalent to subject in your course, you will receive a credit for these subjects and they will appear on your transcript as 'Exempt'. This means you will need to complete fewer subjects overall to receive your qualification.
- Without credit: This is commonly referred to as a ‘non-credit exemption’. In this situation the exemption does not reduce the number of subjects you must complete. Rather, exemptions are granted for specific subjects that you have completed previously, for example a core subject. Accepting advanced standing without credit will mean that you are no longer required to complete that subject, but have the opportunity to take another subject in its place. You will be required to complete the same number of subjects overall.