Credit for study at other institutions

By completing a certificate, diploma or advanced diploma in a field similar to the course you wish to study at ACU, you may be able to gain entry into your course or apply for credit towards your ACU degree. This allows you to benefit from prior learning by giving you entry to the course of your dreams or reducing the number of units you need to study at ACU.

ACU has a number of credit transfer agreements with public and private providers, nationally and internationally, including TAFEs, colleges and other universities.

A small selection of our partnership institutions include:

Credit Transfer Database

Do you want to know which courses at what institution will allow you to articulate into your dream course at ACU? The Credit Transfer Database is a flexible online tool that allows you to search external educational providers and courses that enable articulation into ACU academic programs.

If your course or where you have studied, or are studying, is not listed you may seek credit for study on an individual basis by filling out the Credit/Recognition of Prior Learning form.

What is a STAT?

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is a two-hour aptitude test that assists applicants in demonstrating their potential for tertiary study and helps tertiary institutions in making their selection decisions. The test is widely accepted and used by many institutions throughout Australia and a STAT result may improve your chances of selection for your course.

Should I complete a STAT?

You may find that STAT improves your case for tertiary entry in the following circumstances:

Senior External Examination
If you have partially completed the senior external examination (for example one, two or three subjects), a STAT result can be combined with your subject results to increase your overall selection score.

Competency-Based Training (CBT)
A number of tertiary institutions, TAFE and registered training organisations (RTOs) in particular, have CBT, where students receive results of ‘competent’ and ‘not yet competent’. If you are undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or degree course in which the assessment is competency-based, it is strongly recommended that you sit the STAT to potentially improve your selection rank.

Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation
The Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP) is a preparatory course conducted by TAFE Queensland and some private providers. A STAT result can be combined with the results from this certificate to improve your selection rank.

Subject prerequisites
The STAT may also be used to satisfy some subject prerequisites. For example, a good STAT result may satisfy the English subject prerequisite and a good score in the quantitative subsection of the STAT may satisfy the mathematics subject prerequisite for some institutions.

All states and territories regularly hold STAT tests. Register to sit the next STAT test in your state or territory:

For information, please check with your training provider or contact ACU’s Student Centre team on 1300 ASK ACU (1300 275 228) or