Fast-track your study

At Swinburne Online we want you to advance your knowledge and skills, without wasting time studying things you already know.

For this reason we offer three ways for you to fast-track your study – getting the skills you need quickly to progress your career.

Here’s how it works

Transfer credit from previous study

If you’ve previously studied units or certificates at another recognised institute or training organisation, you may be able to apply for a credit transfer.

A credit transfer will give you exemptions for the units you do not need to complete. You must submit certified copies of your past academic transcript/s and have your exemptions approved before enrolment.

Assessment-only study

If you believe you know a particular course area very well you can choose to complete an assessment-only option for that unit.

This option effectively filters out all reading content and allows you to move through each assessment task quickly. You can choose this option after you've enrolled to study.

Have your prior learning recognised

If you have substantial work experience that directly relates to the course you’re applying for you may be able to apply for Recognition or Prior Learning (RPL).

To apply for RPL you will need to submit your application directly to Swinburne University of Technology – prior to enrolling with Swinburne Online. Once you submit your application you will be contacted by a Swinburne University of Technology assessor who will assist you through the application process.