The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences awards credit (advanced standing) towards its degrees and awards based on the University Credit Policy (including Recognition of Prior Learning) together with the Faculty course and award regulations.
Credit can be granted to students who have completed study at another institution that is assessed as being equivalent to units studied in specific faculty courses. No distinction will be made in credit determination on whether or not previous study has earned the student a qualification, as long as the requirements for the minimum proportion of work to be undertaken have been satisfied.
Credit may be given for all units for which equivalence of learning is established to the following limit. The student must satisfactorily complete towards the degree at Monash University, at least 48 credit points in the course, or not less than half the course, whichever is the less, in order to be awarded a degree, diploma or certificate for the course.
The information included here is a guide only. The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences reserves the right to award credit on a case by case basis.The limits on credit that can be granted in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences are as follows:
Undergraduate students: up to 96 points of credit may be awarded for previous study into 3 year degree programs and up to 144 points of credit may be awarded for previous study into 4 year degree programs of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science.
Postgraduate coursework students: Credit may be granted to a maximum of half the credit value of the award enrolled in.
Research students: Does not apply.
The faculty does not recognise the Near Pass (NP) grade in its grading schema and credit transfer will not be granted for units that have been graded as a Near Pass (NP) result.
Students may request to have credit rescinded at a later stage in their studies. To organise this students must put the request in writing.
Credit may be removed under the following conditions:
Commencing students are advised to discuss their eligibility for credit transfer with faculty student services staff or course conveners either prior to enrolment or at enrolment time. Students wishing to be assessed for credit transfer must provide original or certified copies of academic transcript of results, relevant unit/course guide (which includes a detailed list of topics studied, contact hours, texts and references, and methods of assessment) to be submitted with the credit application by the determined closing date.
Any credit information submitted as part of the enrolment process will automatically be assessed for any relevant credit. Students will be asked what credit they wish to accept as part of their course during the enrolment process. Students do not have to accept all available credit.
Where credit has not been assessed prior to enrolment in the course, individual students must apply for credit for previous learning by the end of the first week of their first semester of study so that their commencing enrolment can be adjusted accordingly. Late applications, including requests for credit submitted later during the course of study, will only be accepted at the discretion of the course convener.
To apply for credit transfer for previous study undertaken, students must complete a credit transfer form.
The Faculty’s principles regarding assessments of credit are that:
Where a dispute over the credit that has been requested or awarded arises the matter will be referred to the Deputy Dean (Teaching & Quality).
Credit within both undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs will only be awarded for prior studies:
The University Credit Policy states “To be eligible for credit, previous study must have been completed within ten years prior to the year of application for credit. A lower time-limit for eligibility for credit may be set by the faculty board for courses in disciplines where the state of knowledge changes more rapidly.”
The following Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences programs have lesser requirements:
Students applying for credit for studies completed in non-MNHS disciplines will have the credit awarded as total unspecified credit points (e.g. "Unit level First year undergraduate program").
If the student wishes to have specific units exempted they must have written approval from the relevant Monash Faculty (i.e. appropriate signature on the application form).
Students who completed enhancement units with Monash University (or other enhancement program participants) can have these units awarded as specific unit exemptions within their course as appropriate. This credit is not mandatory.
In some disciplines/programs commonly studied courses at other Universities have been pre-assessed for credit equivalency. Information on arrangements relating to credit for undergraduate, postgraduate and international students is available below.
Data currently unavailable. Please refer to contacts below for credit arrangements: