Pathways apply to subjects and courses that are part of the Australian Qualifications Framework, they allow you to move through qualification levels with full or partial recognition for the qualifications and/or learning outcomes you’ve already completed. 

You can gain credit (recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications) to reduce the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification. You can do this through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

  • Advanced standing is credit for any previous learning.
  • Articulation lets you progress from a completed qualification to another with admission and/or credit in a defined qualification pathway (as well as credit transfer).
  • Credit transfer is a process that gives you agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification, based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning assesses any relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit

Reference: AQF Handbook First Edition July 2012

There are no pre-determined pathways into Mater Education's training programs. However, each course will have pre-requisite entry requirements. While entry requirements don’t inhibit students from applying for credit, it must be sought before enrolment to the programs.

Mater Education's Diploma of Nursing course has guaranteed articulation arrangements with University of Queensland (UQ) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT). A student who successfully completes our course is guaranteed a 33% (1 year) credit towards a three-year Bachelor of Nursing Degree on acceptance into their program.

Mater graduates can apply to these or other institutions for credit towards any other qualification at the same level or at different levels.

Credit enquiries should be directed to the Course Coordinator or Training Manager of the course you wish to seek credit for.

Recognition of Qualifications issued by other RTOs
MEL will recognise and accept Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations.

While Mater Education recognises and accepts qualifications and statements of attainment for academic credit towards training, we maintain the right to charge full fees as published for all training programs.

Recognition of Prior Learning
Prospective students who have worked in an industry related to the course, or who have studied elsewhere, may apply for recognition or credit transfer for some or all modules or units of the course. They’re encouraged to make enquires about the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC), bearing in mind the competency needs to be current and relevant to the training program outcomes.