The Advanced Standing (AS) process allows students to apply for exemption into a specified Australian Institute of Higher Education (AIH) award course based on approved study from other Higher Education institutions.
An exemption into an AIH award unit exempts students studying for and undertaking assessments for that unit. The onus is on the student to present evidence to prove that they have sufficient knowledge to meet the unit requirements through other approved study.
HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION
Students must complete the application form (below) and submit to AIH, ensuring they have:
• completed the application form and signed the declaration.
• supplied ALL evidence required (see list below).
Please note: AIH will not process any application for exemption until both of the above have been completed and submitted.
Students must provide:
• copies of subject/unit outlines (information must include: learning outcomes, weekly structure, topic list, assessment details, contact hours/student workload).
• verified copies of certificates and transcripts (copies to be certified by a Justice of the Peace or originals sighted by anAIH staff member or approved agent).
• documents in a foreign language will need to be officiallytranslated to English.
HOW WILL MY APPLICATION BE ASSESSED
Applications are reviewed by the Academic Board or nominee. The student will be advised in writing of the decision 14 working days after the completed application has been submitted and received.
If the student is dissatisfied with the Academic Dean (or his/her delegate's) decision, the student can appeal the decision in accordance with the Student Complaint and Appeal Policy and associated Procedure. The student is required to confirm, by email or in writing, acceptance of any advanced standing granted.
The latest date to submit this application is at close of business two weeks prior to the first census date after commencement of the course.
Students can only apply for AS at the beginning of their course. AS applications received by current students mid-way through their course or for units already attempted will be rejected.
APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE
There is no application fee for new students who have not been issued a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) at AIH.
Once a student has been issued a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) at AIH, if they wish to apply for advanced standing or further advanced standing, a non-refundable $200 application processing fee will apply. If a student is assessed as not being eligible for any advanced standing, they will not be eligible for a refund.
RULES FOR EXEMPTIONS
Students may obtain exemptions for up to 50% of units in a specified program.
80% content coverage
Evidence of a minimum of 80% coverage of unit content for an exemption to be granted.
Exemption for an exemption
Previous study graded as an exemption cannot be used for an exemption into a AIH qualification.
Experience and study must be current
Any study cited in an exemption application must have been completed no more than eight years prior to the date of application.
Study must be at the right level
Approved study must be at a comparable Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level.
Examples of approved study
Qualifications from accredited Australian Higher Education institutions or equivalent overseas institution as assessed by Australian Education International — National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI — NOOSR) in disciplines of finance, commerce, business, economics, accounting, law, or a combination of these.
Please note: While the Australian Institute of Higher Education take every effort to ensure that exemptions for accounting subjects meet the criteria of professional accounting bodies (CPA and CAANZ), it is up to the discretion of the professional accounting bodies whether to accept the exemptions granted by the Australian Institute of Higher Education. The Instituteencourages students applying for exemptions for accounting subjects to seek advice from the relevant professional accounting body prior to applying for an exemption.