For each unit of study you complete, you’ll receive a number of credits. These credits relate to the length and depth of study involved.
A 10-credit unit equates to 100 hours of student effort. These hours include face-to-face contact with a tutor in a one-to-one or group setting, reading and researching time, completing study tasks, online learning, and preparation and completion of an assessment.
You’ll need 60 credits to achieve a postgraduate certificate (PgCert), 120 credits to achieve a postgraduate diploma (PgDip), and 180 credits for a masters degree (MA/MSc).
When you take a CPD unit, you’ll study at a specific level of learning and cover a specific topic.
Level 5 units are the academic equivalent of diploma level, level 6 units are at bachelors degree level, and level 7 units are at masters degree level.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
If you have undertaken prior learning, you may be exempt from aspects of the course you wish to study. This is subject to the University’s RPL policy. Please get in touch to discuss requirements and the types of learning recognised.