Recognition that a student has completed a similar unit of study or content at another institution. Exemptions are granted on the basis of overlap of content with a required unit and apply only to students who have been granted credit for previous study. If exempted from a unit which is a prerequisite for other units, a student is considered to have satisfied that prerequisite and so can enter directly into higher level units in that subject area. An exemption is only available to students who have been granted sufficient credit, at the appropriate level (eg 100 level, 200 level), through credit for previous studies. This is applicable to applications for credit received prior to 2014.