What is the difference between specified and unspecified credit?

Question:

What is the difference between specified and unspecified credit?

Answer:

Specified credit is used only for units required for your program of study. If you have previously completed study deemed to be equivalent to a required unit, specified credit can result in you being 'exempt' from that unit. You may receive specified credit if your unit appears on our Credit Transfer Register. If your unit doesn't appear on the register, you may still apply for assessment; simply upload copies of your unit guide(s), official academic records and other relevant documentation when completing your Recognition for Prior Learning application. Ensure to nominate the Macquarie unit with the closest match in learning outcomes and content to your prior learning and we will then assess these units to determine whether you are eligible to be exempted from these units required by your Macquarie degree program.

 

Unspecified Credit on the other hand is credit granted towards elective requirements, at a particular level of a degree program.

You can find more information about RPL and how to apply on the RPL webpage.