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Check credit eligibility

Undergraduate

If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain courses in a UQ program.

If you receive credit or exemptions for previous study, you won’t have to repeat similar courses and may be able to graduate sooner.

Types of credit and exemptions

Depending on the study you've completed, you may receive:

  • specified credit – you won't need to study the specific course you receive credit for and may be able to graduate sooner
  • unspecified credit – you won't need to study an introductory-level or elective course and may be able to graduate sooner
  • exemptions – you won't need to take the course you receive an exemption for, but you'll need to take another course in its place. Exemptions let you progress into advanced-level studies without having to study introductory courses.

What am I eligible for?

Select the type of study you've completed to see what credit or exemptions you may be eligible for.

University study

If you've completed studies at another university, search the credit precedent database to see courses that UQ has previously assessed for credit applications.

If you've completed previous study at UQ, see our advice on transferring credit between UQ programs.

TAFE study

If you've completed TAFE studies, the following tables outline what you may be eligible for:

Information technology programs

Brisbane North Institute of TAFE
TAFE qualification UQ program Credit or exemptions
Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development) Bachelor of Information Technology 16 units (8 courses) of unspecified credit and exemption from DECO1400
Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Administration) Bachelor of Information Technology 16 units (8 courses) of unspecified credit
Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) Bachelor of Information Technology 16 units (8 courses) of unspecified credit
Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development) Bachelor of Information Technology 16 units (8 courses) of unspecified credit
Diploma of Information Technology (Database Design and Development) Bachelor of Information Technology 16 units (8 courses) of unspecified credit
South Bank Institute
TAFE qualification UQ program Credit or exemptions
Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development) Bachelor of Information Technology 16 units (8 courses) of unspecified (elective) credit and exemption from DECO1400
Diploma of Information Technology (Networking) Bachelor of Information Technology 16 units (8 courses) of unspecified (elective) credit
Diploma of Multimedia Authoring Bachelor of Information Technology 16 units (8 courses) of unspecified (elective) credit
Diploma of Multimedia Games Development Bachelor of Information Technology 16 units (8 courses) of unspecified (elective) credit

If you're granted credit under the above agreements, you must complete an approved study plan in the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Nursing, midwifery and social work programs

TAFE qualification UQ program Credit or exemptions
Diploma of Nursing (Pre-enrolment) Bachelor of Nursing 16 units (8 courses) of specified credit
Diploma of Nursing (Pre-enrolment) Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery 4 units (2 courses) of specified credit
Diploma of Nursing (Pre-enrolment) Bachelor of Midwifery 2 units (1 course) of specified credit
CHC08 Community Services Training Package Diploma or an Advanced Diploma in Community Service or welfare field Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) Up to 8 units (4 courses)

Credit or exemptions for any post-enrolment qualifications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Other TAFE study

If you've studied at TAFE Queensland or an interstate TAFE in the past 5 years, but your qualification isn't listed above, you may still be eligible for credit or exemptions towards a UQ program.

Search the credit precedent database to see courses that UQ has previously assessed for credit applications.

International Baccalaureate (IB) study

You can receive up to 1 semester (8 units) of credit towards a UQ program from IB studies, depending on:

  • which IB subjects you studied
  • your grades
  • the structure of the UQ program.

If you've studied a language during your IB, you may also be eligible to begin your language studies at a higher level.

Credit or exemptions for IB subjects

The table below outlines the minimum grades you need to achieve in certain IB subjects to receive credit or exemptions towards your UQ program.

IB subject Minimum grade required Credit or exemptions
Biology (HL) 6 Specified credit for BIOL1020
Chemistry (HL) 6 Specified credit for CHEM1100 or CHEM1004
Computer Science (HL) 6 Specified credit for CSSE100
Economics (HL) 6 Exemption from ECON1011 or ECON1010 and ECON1020
English (HL) 6 Specified credit for ENGL1800
Mathematics (SL) 4 Exemption from MATH1040
Mathematics (HL) 3 Exemption from MATH1040 and MATH1050
Music (HL) 6 Unspecified credit for a first year music elective
Psychology (SL) 6 Exemption for PSYC1020
Psychology (HL) 6 Specified credit for PSYC1020 and exemption from PSYC1030
Sports, Exercise and Health Science 6 Eligible for credit for BIOL1040
Business Management (HL) 6 Exemption from MGTS1301

Starting levels for language courses

If you've studied a language other than English during your IB and want to continue, you may be able to begin your UQ language studies in higher-level courses.

Complete our language course placement questionnaire to find the most appropriate starting level based on your past studies, grades and experience.

As a guide, the following table shows the minimum UQ entry point for students who achieve a grade of 4 or better in the following IB subjects.

IB subject Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) AB Initio
Chinese Stream C (Post-Secondary) Stream B (Low Intermediate)
French Stream C (Post-Secondary) Stream B (Intermediate)
German Stream B (Post-Secondary) Second Course Stream A (Beginners Stream)
Indonesian Stream B (Intermediate) N/A
Japanese Stream B (Intermediate) Second year Stream A (Beginners Stream)
Korean Stream B (Post-Secondary) N/A
Spanish Second year Stream A (Post-Secondary) Second course Stream A (Beginners Stream)

This is not a complete list of languages offered at UQ. If you studied a language as part of your IB and it's not listed here, contact the School of Languages and Cultures for more information.

Applying for credit or exemptions

You can only apply for credit or exemptions after you've accepted an offer from UQ. Once you've accepted, see our advice on applying for credit or exemptions.

You can request to be assessed for credit or exemptions when you submit your application to study at UQ.

If you want to apply for credit or exemptions after you've received an offer, see our advice on applying for credit or exemptions.