You’ll need to build up a set number of credits to complete your qualification. Here’s how it works:
Each qualification is made up of 1, 2 or 3 stages.
Each stage is made up of 120 credits of modules.
Each module is worth 30 or 60 credits.
- A Certificate of Higher Education is one stage (120 credits)
- A Diploma of Higher Education/Foundation Degree is two stages (240 credits)
- An Honours Degree is three stages (360 credits)
You’ll study your qualification on a module-by-module basis, so you sign up for only what you’re going to study that year. If you have other commitments (such as work, family, etc.) we recommend you sign up for 30 or 60 credits. The maximum credits you can study in one year is 120, which is equivalent to full-time study at a campus-based university.
Qualifications have compulsory or optional modules, or a mix of the two. You can see the modules you’ll study by looking at your qualification description.