Prior Learning: College, Transfer, Bachelor and Masters Graduates

Canadian College Graduate/Transfers

Have you completed or partially completed a Canadian College Diploma and would like to know where to from here? Traditionally CSU has awarded generous credit and recognition for prior learning to Canadian College Diploma graduates into CSU's Bachelor degree programs.

Your study options with CSU may include:

  • Upgrade to a Bachelor degree with credit (either on campus in Australia, or by online and distance education)

  • Single Subject Study (by online and distance education) This option is perfect for those college graduates not sure about university-level study and want to try a subject or two before committing to a full degree.

*Note in Australia 'courses' are referred to as 'subjects'

Formal credit packages with Canadian Colleges

Please note 8 credit points is equivalent to 1 subject

CSU encourages any Canadian College Diploma Graduate to apply for admissions to CSU with credit and then an individual credit assessment can be undertaken of your prior learning and be taken into account in your Letter of Offer.

Read more about how to apply with credit and the required documentation

Canadian Bachelor Graduates

Have you completed a Bachelor degree and are interested in postgraduate study to advance your career, specialise in your job, or gain a generic management qualification?

Your study options with CSU may include:

  • Postgraduate Coursework (Grad Certificate, Grad Diploma, Masters, Doctorate)

  • Single Subject Study (by online education). This allows you to take a postgraduate level subject of interest or relevant to your work. This option is perfect for lifelong learners who are always looking for something new to learn.

*Note in Australia 'courses' are referred to as 'subjects'

If you are interested in a Masters in Education you will find more details of the Credit packages in the Faculty of Arts and Education [pdf] for Canadians.

Testimonials

Dorothy Adams, Master of Social Work

"I looked into a few distance education programs and found CSU best suited my goal of completing my Master of Social Work while working. I am taking my degree over four years to maintain balance between work, studies and my personal life. This course enables me to stay in a position I love as the position I'm in requires a Master of Social Work. I enjoy the online forum discussions and meeting people throughout Canada and Australia."

Amelia Friesen, Master of Applied Science (Library and Information Management)

"I have been able to make contacts that will open up job offers when I choose to take advantage of them. The courses are relevant to library and information work today and the assignments are very practical and allow you to apply your knowledge as if you were employed as a librarian. I have appreciated the flexibility of CSU with my personal life."

Joe Bitonti, Master of Education

"I decided to study at CSU as with a busy work and personal life, I needed the ability to work from home at a pace that would enhance my professional learning. I feel that completing my Master degree through CSU has enhanced my knowledge in a number of areas such as leadership styles and the ability to apply different initiatives. The quality of courses, professor feedback, online learning, and respect for individual needs make this program unique."

Canadian Masters Graduates

Have you completed a Masters Coursework degree and are now looking to undertake further study?

Your study options with CSU may include:

  • Higher Degree by Research (Masters Research, PhD)

  • Single Subject Study (by online education). This allows you to take a postgraduate level subject of interest or relevant to your work. This option is perfect for lifelong learners who are always looking for something new to learn.

*Note in Australia 'courses' are referred to as 'subjects'

Testimonial

Cynthia Boyd

"The learning that I am doing for my PhD directly affects what I do on a daily basis as I am still working full-time as a teacher and administrator in an elementary school. The program is rigorous for sure, but the support of the CSU lecturers is incredible. They are aware of and sensitive to their students' situations. CSU does a great job at providing a stimulating learning community. If you want to study education, I would say CSU is one of the best options."