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Credit Transfer

ETEA recognises AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other Registered Training Organisation in Australia. Students may request credit for a whole unit or course/program based on study in an unit or course/program at another institution that is within the same Training Package. Suitable documentation such as a Statement of Attainment must be provided when applying for Credit Transfer or National Recognition.

What is Credit Transfer?

Credit transfer assesses the initial course or subject that an individual’s using to claim access to, or the award of credit in, a destination course. The assessment determines the extent to which the client’s initial course or subject is equivalent to the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards in a qualification. This may include credit transfer based on formal learning that is outside the AQF.

What is National Recognition?

Recognition by an RTO of the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by all other RTO in all state and territories, thereby enabling national recognition of the qualifications and statements of attainment issued to any person.

How to apply

  1. You can apply for Credit Transfer or National Recognition before or after enrolling in the courses. If it is applied for after enrolment it should be applied within 2 weeks of the Course Commencement date.
  2. ETEA will ensure that all CT or National Recognition applicants are provided with:
    1. CT and National Recognition information including (Course credit form):
      • Application form (is available on ETEA’s website and on request from the ITC/State Educator);
      • Information on all aspects of collecting and submitting evidence of attainment of the unit(s)/course, which were obtained at another RTO (i.e. transcripts/certificates) prior to submitting a CT or National Recognition application.
    2. Support and guidance in completing the CT or the National Recognition application form;
    3. The opportunity to obtain feedback and/or further information on completing all aspects of the CT or the National Recognition application prior to submission.
  3. All documentary evidence of training, including Certificates/Diplomas, Statement of Results and Statement of Attainment provided must be original, official or certified documents and must be signed and sealed by the issuing Australian RTO.
  4. Once the CT or the National Recognition application is submitted and received by ETEA the application will be checked and verified to ensure that all details of the applicant, course, units of competency, evidence and payment are correct. ETEA will endeavour to inform the applicant within ten (10) working days of receiving the application with:
    • any inconsistency or erroneous data/information supplied;
    • any evidence material supplied which does not fulfil the evidence requirements.
    • On completion of the CT or the National Recognition application, it will be forwarded to the ITC/State Educator who then validates and ratifies the Course Credit form.
    • The applicant is advised of the Course Credit application outcome and of ETEA’s Complaints and Appeals procedure (only if unsuccessful).
    • All the records of CT or the National Recognition will be maintained on individual student file.
    • Data to be entered on the Student Electronic Management System once CT or the National Recognition process is completed.

If you are applying for Credit Transfer and require assistance with completing the application you should Contact us.

In the event that your application for Credit Transfer has not been successful you may refer to ETEA's complaints and appeals process.


Domestic Course Credit Policy & Procedure

Credit Transfer Form