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Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL)
You can get Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) for study that did not culminate in an award and some previously completed qualifications. Macquarie University will automatically count your previous study as general credit points (at 100 and 200 level, and sometimes at 300 level). If your prior study includes material that is essentially the same as a Macquarie unit, then you can apply to have this unit exempted. To do so, see Recognition for Prior Learning.
Can my prior study be counted towards specific credits for units at all levels (100, 200 and 300), or are there restrictions?
In previous years, Macquarie only granted credit at 100 and 200 level. This has now changed so that it's possible to apply for up to six credit points (two units) of credit at 300 level. If in doubt, please speak with an adviser.
Can I get RPL for units I studied for a TAFE diploma?
In some cases, you can. See more information on RPL. It's important that if/when you do apply that you provide as much information as possible on the courses/units that you've completed at TAFE.
Kick start your technical lab skills workshops - February 2016
Open to students studying at Macquarie University in 2016
The Kick start your technical lab skills workshop is for students who are studying science at Macquarie University but did not study science at HSC level; for those needing to gain confidence in their technical lab skills; and for those students who want a refresher course in technical lab skills.
The laboratory skills workshop will develop a range of practical skills for the science laboratory, delivered ahead of the formal learning period. A suite of techniques will be demonstrated and practiced across two intensive days. Students during the two-day period will be asked to follow set procedures and methods, and apply well-developed technical skills, basic scientific knowledge and become familiar with Work Health and Safety requirements.
Find out more about our Kick start workshops »