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Study completed elsewhere

New nursing and midwifery students can receive credit for previous study. This will shorten the length of your nursing or midwifery degree as it recognises that you have already obtained some tertiary skills and knowledge prior to starting at Flinders.

The term 'credit transfer' refers to being exempt from study on the basis of previous study completed before entering the course.


Credit for nursing qualifications

Your previous study

Apply for entry into

Credit

Action required

Any undergraduate degree Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) 36 units None
Diploma of Nursing Bachelor of Nursing
(Pre-registration)
Sturt or Riverland campus
36 units

Complete an application form and present an official transcript at the Faculty Office.

Please note that credit will not be granted if course was completed over 6 years ago.

Registered Nurse Bachelor of Nursing
(Post-registration)
72 units None
Individual topics Various  

Refer to process below

Please note that credit will not be granted if topics were completed over 6 years ago.

 

Credit for midwifery qualifications

Your previous study

Apply for entry into

Credit

Action required

Undergraduate nursing Bachelor of Midwifery (Registered Nurse entry) 54 units You must be currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Certificate or Diploma of Midwifery Bachelor Midwifery (Registered Midwife entry) 72 units

You must be currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Diploma of Nursing Bachelor Midwifery (Pre-registration) 9 units

Complete an application form and present an official transcript at the Faculty Office

Please note that credit will not be granted if course was completed over 6 years ago.

Individual topics Various  

Refer to process below

Please note that credit will not be granted if topics were completed over 6 years ago.

 

You can apply for credit if you have successfully completed a topic elsewhere which you believe has similar learning outcomes, topic content and clinical placement requirements (if relevant) to a topic in your Flinders degree.

Topic credit transfer applications should be submitted at least two weeks before the start of a semester.

» How to apply

  1. Obtain the complete details of the non-Flinders topic(s) that you have already completed.
  2. Obtain the complete details of similar topic(s) you expect to study at Flinders via the Topic search.
  3. Cross-reference both documents and highlight the learning aims and objectives, topic content details, contact hours and clinical hours that are the same.
  4. Make an appointment to see the Student Administrative Advisor.
  5. Take both sets of documents in hard copy to your appointment and demonstrate how the topics are similar.
  6. If you successfully demonstrate that the topics are similar, you can then complete an application form.
  7. Submit the form with your original academic transcript to the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Office.

 

 

Flinders students may seek approval to study topics at another university and have that study credited towards their Flinders course.

  • It is essential that your topic at another institution be approved before you enrol.
  • You must complete the Flinders application process first.
  • It is your responsibility to enrol and pay any fees.
  • Upon completion of the topic, you must obtain an official academic transcript from the other institution and present it in person at Flinders Connect.
  • More information is available on the Cross-institutional study website.

» Current Flinders students - How to apply

  1. Obtain the complete details of the non-Flinders topic(s) that you have already completed.
  2. Obtain the complete details of similar topic(s) you expect to study at Flinders via the Topic search.
  3. Cross-reference both documents and highlight the learning aims and objectives, topic content details, contact hours and clinical hours (if relevant) that are the same.
  4. Make an appointment to see the Student Administrative Advisor.
  5. Take both sets of documents in hard copy to your appointment and demonstrate how the topics are similar.
  6. Once approved by the Student Administrative Advisor, you can apply online via the Student Information System.

» Non-Flinders students

Students studying at other universities may enrol in one or more topics at Flinders University subject to approval of their home institution.