Advanced Standing (Credit)


Students who have completed tertiary study at Masters level may be eligible for advanced standing. Advanced standing, also known as Credit, is granted for a second course in relation to a specific subject or subjects, on the basis of having taken the subjects deemed substantially equivalent, in the first course.

Applications for advanced standing are usually assessed upon your initial enrolment at the University and in most cases you will need to provide detailed subject descriptions for an assessment to be undertaken. Factors taken into account include:

  • Subject content
  • Assessment details
  • Contact hours
  • Points value.

Advanced standing is awarded is accordance with the Credit, Advanced Standing, and Accelerated Entry Policy. You will be advised of advanced standing outcomes in writing and advanced standing will be loaded to your enrolment record.

Credit for University of Melbourne Juris Doctor graduates

If you have graduated from the University of Melbourne’s Juris Doctor within the last five years, you will automatically receive credit for two elective subjects for a Master of Laws or specialist Masters degree.

How to apply

  1. Source supporting documentation

    • An original or certified copy of relevant transcripts including a results key
    • A detailed description of the subject (or subjects) from the year the subject was completed, taken from the University Handbook or a subject outline including information about assessment of the subject, contact hours and credit points.
  2. Apply online

    Apply online and attach supporting documentation.

    Apply for Advanced Standing