Credit Transfer and RPL

Many students in universities, TAFEs or other providers find that the course they have started or the institution they have enrolled at does not suit them. It is not too late to change after completing a semester or year of studies. Students have transferred with credit to LCI Melbourne in the past to gain benefits such as:

  • smaller class sizes
  • better teaching and mentorship
  • high student progression rates
  • strong links with industry and employers
  • equivalent of a 4-year university degree being completed in 3 years
  • availability of the FEE-HELP government loan scheme (domestic students only).

LCI Melbourne is able to offer credit to applicants who have already successfully completed modules/units in relevant courses at other higher education providers or registered training organisations at the certificate, diploma or degree level.


LCI Melbourne has pathway agreements with:

  • The Gordon (Gordon Institute of TAFE)
  • Kangan Institute (Kangan Batman Institute of TAFE)

Applicants who have completed relevant courses at any of the above are guaranteed admission and credit towards a Bachelor of Design Arts.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which a student’s life experience and work history are measured against the content of the course in which they have enrolled. If prior learning is relevant to that course, students may be exempt from some units. Should their RPL application be successful they will receive an ungraded pass in those units.

Students applying for RPL will be required to show where their prior learning and/or experience may be relevant. They may also be requested to attend an interview to discuss their application and, in some cases, to undertake a test to assess their existing knowledge and skill levels.

Further information is available on request.

How to Apply for Credit Transfer / RPL

Please download and complete the form at the bottom of the page. This should be submitted to LCI Melbourne together with the Direct Application for Admission form.

The application fee is $50 per assessment of an application for up to 100 credit points, and $100 per assessment of an application for more than 100 credit points.

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