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What are non-credit exemptions?
A non-credit exemption is a type of exempt Advanced Standing that is granted in cases where students are not eligible to receive credit. For example, graduate students may not be eligible for credit for any level 1-3 subjects completed as part of an undergraduate degree, but they may be eligible for non-credit exemptions.
If you have completed a subject or group of subjects deemed substantially equivalent to a subject in your course, you may be granted a non-credit exemption from that specific subject. In this situation the exemption does not reduce the number of subjects you must complete to fulfil the requirements of your degree.
Accepting non-credit exemptions will mean that you are no longer required to complete that subject, but have the opportunity to take another subject in its place. There is no change to the number of subjects you will be required to complete.
How do I apply for non-credit exemptions?
Are non-credit exemptions granted for core subjects, or for elective subjects too?
What do I replace an 'exempt' subject with?
What are the deadlines for applications?
Applications for non-credit exemptions for subjects undertaken in the current semester must be submitted by 5pm Friday of the first week of semester. This is to allow sufficient time for the request to be processed before the last date to enrol in a new subject. Please note that the last date to enrol in a standard semester subject is the end of week 2 and enrolment after the second week of semester requires Subject Coordinator approval.
As per the Advanced Standing Policy, applications for advanced standing will not be considered if the student has completed more than half of the credit points for their course.
Can I decline or rescind a non-credit exemption?
Note if you choose to rescind an exemption and fail the subject, you are no longer eligible for the exemption. If the subject is a core or foundation subject, you will then be required to complete the subject as part of your degree.
Refer to the Advanced Standing website for details on how to rescind Advanced Standing.
Will non-credit exemptions affect the accreditation in my course?
Non-credit exemptions may not meet the accreditation requirements of professional bodies and organisations. You must seek advice from the accrediting body on whether accepting non-credit exemptions will affect your professional accreditation eligibility.