Credit points explained

What are credit points?

Answer ID 196 | Last updated on 03/10/2022 11.08 AM

The University assigns a credit point value to each unit of study. A unit is normally worth six points (with some exceptions). A six point unit normally represents approximately 150 hours of student workload (including contact hours, assessments, personal study and examinations). Credit points are used to measure your course study load. The total number of credit points you have completed assists the University in calculating your course progress and completion.

For more information on the University policy on credit points, please visit the Policies and Procedures website.

Standard Annual Full-time Enrolment
A standard full-time study load normally consists of 48 credit points in one academic year (24 credit points per semester - there are two standard semesters in each academic year).

Part-time Enrolment
For Domestic students part-time enrolment is less than 36 credit points in one academic year (or less than 18 credit points in a semester). If you are considering part-time study you should consult the timetable to see whether the units you need to complete are available at the times you are able to attend.

International students
International student visa holders are normally required to study full-time (normally 48 credit points per year). International students should check their visa conditions and contact their Student Advising Office before changing their study load.

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