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Exemptions

Exemptions

Students may apply for exemptions (recognition for prior learning), which includes formal study undertaken in recognised tertiary and post-secondary institutions worldwide. Exemptions are granted on the basis of prior learning (formal or informal) where that learning is assessed as equivalent to the learning outcomes or competencies of one or more ECC or ECU units. Exemption (also called Unit Credit) releases a student from having to undertake one or more units within a course.

Overseas institutions will be recognised to the extent to which they are considered to be equivalent to particular types of Australian institutions. Consideration may extend under certain conditions, to programs provided by recognised professional bodies.

Students must enrol and successfully complete at least 50% of all remaining ACBT units in order to be awarded with the relevant qualification.

How to apply: Talk to a student counselor at ACBT regarding exemptions.

  • Exemptions for ACBT University Foundation Program are subject to approval by ACBT in accordance with Sri Lankan regulatory requirements
  • Exemptions for ECC Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses are subject to approval by Edith Cowan College
  • Exemptions for ECU Bachelor or Masters courses are subject to approval by Edith Cowan University
  • All Applications for Exemptions must be submitted before Week 4 of the semester.
  • Applications received after Week 4 will be processed but will not qualify for a fee refund if the student is already enrolled in that unit.

Recognition of Prior Learning - Advanced Standing Register

ACBT and ECC have established direct articulation arrangements with Edith Cowan University (ECU) with respect to the following courses. Note that not all pathways offer a full year of credit (advanced standing) and that ECU may amend these arrangements from time-to-time such that the number of credits may be increased or decreased.

Applications for entry into the ECC courses listed below will be given confirmation of the advanced standing arrangements at the time of offer. When accepted, the offer and acceptance are legally binding on all parties including ECC and ECU.

ECC Program Edith Cowan University (ECU) Program Credit Awarded From the ECC Diploma Program Course or Credit Points remaining at ECU Remaining Semesters (After ECC Diploma Program)
Diploma of Business (Year 2) Bachelor of Commerce (majors in Accounting, Accounting & Finance, Event Management, Finance, Hotel Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law in Business, Management, Marketing, Project Management, Sport Business, Tourism and Hospitality Management) 8 units = 120 credit points 16 units = 240 credit points 4 semesters = 2 years
Advanced Diploma of Business (International Business) Bachelor of Commerce (major in International Business) 4 units = 60 credit points 12 units = 180 credit points 3 semesters = 1½ years
Advanced Diploma of Business (Management) Bachelor of Commerce (major in Management) 4 units = 60 credit points 12 units = 180 credit points 3 semesters = 1½ years
Advanced Diploma of Business (Marketing) Bachelor of Commerce (major in Marketing) 4 units = 60 credit points 12 units = 180 credit points 3 semesters = 1½ years
Advanced Diploma of Business (Tourism & Hospitality Management) Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management 4 units = 60 credit points 12 units = 180 credit points 3 semesters = 1½ years
Diploma of Science (Computing/IT) (Year 2) Bachelor of Computer Science (majors in, Cyber Security, Software Engineering) 8 units = 120 credit points 16 units = 240 credit points 4 semesters = 2 years
Bachelor of Information Technology (majors in, Cyber Security, Software Engineering) 8 units = 120 credit points 16 units = 240 credit points 4 semesters = 2 years
Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security) 8 units = 120 credit points 16 units = 240 credit points 4 semesters = 2 years
Advanced Diploma of Science (Computing/IT) (Computer Science) Bachelor of Computer Science 4 units = 60 credit points 12 units = 180 credit points 3 semesters = 1½ years
Advanced Diploma of Science (Computing/IT) (Software Engineering) Bachelor of Information Technology 4 units = 60 credit points 12 units = 180 credit points 3 semesters = 1½ years
Diploma of Science (Engineering Studies) (Year 2) Bachelor of Engineering Honours with majors in, majors in, Civil, Civil and Environmental, Computer Systems, Electrical Power, Electrical & Renewable Energy, Electronics and Communications, Instrumentation Control and Automation, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Petroleum, Chemical, Chemical & Environmental 8 units = 120 credit points 24 units = 360 credit points 6 semesters = 3 years
Bachelor of Technology (Aeronautical) 8 units = 120 credit points 16 units = 240 credit points 4 semesters = 2 years
Bachelor of Technology (Electronic and Computer Systems) 8 units = 120 credit points 16 units = 240 credit points 4 semesters = 2 years
Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) 8 units = 120 credit points 16 units = 240 credit points 4 semesters = 2 years
Bachelor of Technology (Engineering) with majors in, Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and Communications 8 units = 120 credit points 16 units = 240 credit points 4 semesters = 2 years
Bachelor of Engineering Science 8 units = 120 credit points 16 units = 240 credit points 4 semesters = 2 years

Applicants who believe they may be eligible for advanced standing based on other formal qualifications, should apply to ACBT and lodge:

  • Application for Exemption Form (for formal qualifications) or Recognition of Prior Learning Form (for informal studies and/or work experience)
  • Documentary evidence to support your application. Please note that failure to submit full evidence with certified copies of documents will mean your application cannot be processed.
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and/or qualifications with approved English language translations (if applicable)
  • Copies of full unit outlines describing detailed contents of learning outcomes, assessments and other course materials. Such evidence must demonstrate equivalent academic rigour (quality, time frame, depth of study and content)
  • Any other evidence demonstrating that your experience, skills, knowledge and qualifications meet the academic rigour required under the respective Standards of the SLQF (Sri Lankan Qualifications Framework) and the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework).
  • Proof of minimum level of English competency matching relevant course entry guidelines.

Applications for Advanced Standing and RPL should be lodged prior to the start of the course. Please refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy at: www.acbt.net/policies and RPL form at www.acbt.net/documents-and-forms.