Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the Implementation Officer and relevant enquiries contact and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Credit for Prior Learning procedure

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Status Historic Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 5th December 2017 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 3rd July 2020 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Academic Board The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 21st November 2017 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date 14th March 2019 This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Implementation Officer Matt Brett
Director, Academic Governance and Standards
+61 3 924 68408
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Enquiries Contact Academic Governance and Standards
+61 3 924 68408
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

On 5 December 2017  the Procedure was renamed ‘Credit for Prior Learning’ to reflect terminology commonly used across the higher education sector. Additional amendments were to:

- articulate the responsibilities of the University Credit for Prior Learning Office, a central coordinating point within DSA that will enable the agreed approach to the administration and management of CPL at Deakin.

- include a definition of “precedent” for the purposes of application within the CPL process.

- refine the requirements of how and when students will apply for credit, thereby establishing a connection between the admissions process and decisions regarding credit.

- articulate the requirement for students to provide adequate evidence to support claims of credit.

- specify the requirements in relation to the timing of: (a) applications for credit where a student has already enrolled in the unit (b) credit decisions where a precedent exists (c) confirmation of referred credit recommendations.

- introduce a requirement to maintain records of all credit decisions within the University CPL Database.

- establish a review process for credit decisions, obviating the requirement to refer students to the formal Complaints process in the first instance.


Administrative amendments were made to the Policy on 14 June 2018 to replace the references to the ‘Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Training and Performance Enhancement’ with ‘Pro Vice-Chancellor Researcher Development and Integrity’ in clauses 13,15 and 16.