Incomplete Postgraduate Application for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


Complete all sections of the application.

An official transcript and course descriptions of studies undertaken at another institution must be attached. Failure to provide all information and documentation will delay the assessment of your application.


Where possible, applications should be submitted by the Friday of the first week of classes.


Evidence should be in the form of official documents with copies certified by the issuing institution, a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Declarations.


Please allow at least 3-4 weeks for processing. Applications without the necessary documentation will not be processed.

You can see if you application has been successful on myUNSW by generating an Academic Statement.

It is your responsibility to cancel any course(s) for which you have been granted RPL before the census date.

Special Information for International Students

Substitutions for international students are generally assessed during the application process, but you will need to apply for RPL.

Please note that you must remain enrolled in a full-time load to satisfy visa requirements, regardless of the amount of credit awarded for RPL for any given semester.

International Student Visa Holders

If your application for RPL is successful it is almost certain that this will affect the duration of your eCOE. A revised eCOE will be emailed to you in this event.


I have read and understood the guidelines and advice provided.

I certify that all information, including supporting documentation and certificates, is correct.

By submitting this request you acknowledge that you have read and followed the instructions relating to this request.