Articulation Abacus

Why an abacus? The abacus is an ancient counting tool that has been used for centuries as a tactile way of teaching numeracy and arithmetic. So why use an abacus as a visual interpretation of calculating educational credits?

The brilliance of the abacus is in its simplicity - and that was our approach in developing the Articulation Abacus.

Martin Higher Education is one of the very few institutions in Australia that maps individual subjects into each of its degree programs. The mapping process is complex and detailed but, when filtered through the Articulation Abacus, the result is a meticulously calculated pathway that truly matches learning for learning and sets students up for academic success.

We are continually updating the pathways available via the abacus. If your training provider, qualification or completed course subjects are not currently listed, pathways to a Martin degree qualification may still be available as we accept pathway applications from many public universities and private institutions. Please contact Martin's pathway experts on 1300 323 471 or submit an enquiry to discuss your pathway options in more detail.

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    *Disclaimer: All applications will be assessed individually by the Educational Pathways department and advanced standing granted may differ from the above dependent on course curriculum undertaken with your provider, including electives and subjects completed via correspondence and/or online, please go to the provider website for further information on Educational Pathways.

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    A pathway to Higher Education study with Martin Higher Education

    With our focus on quality educational and career outcomes you have access to a formal educational pathway from Higher Education (HE) and Vocational (VET) study to a Bachelor degree in your chosen business discipline. Completion of a previous Higher Education or VET qualification means that you could be granted significant credit into a Martin degree of your choice.

    The mapping process at Martin is very rigorous and is performed at a subject by subject level to ensure the learning undertaken at both Higher Education and VET level is recognised within the Degree program. Research shows that this sets students up for successful academic performance when moving from Higher Education to Higher Education or VET to Higher Education study.

    Future students can contact Martin's pathway experts on 1300 323 471 or submit an enquiry for planning ahead for a pathway to degree study with Martin.

    Pathway FAQs

    How to apply for enrolment with Martin?
    1. Apply to enrol direct via our online application form
    2. Speak with a Martin Admissions team member on 1300 323 471
    3. Submit a course enquiry
    What is an educational pathway?
    An educational pathway is a way of gaining advanced standing or credit into another qualification. There are different ways to gain credit including advanced standing that recognises previous formal study and maps that against the pathway course OR by pursuing Recognition of Prior Learning which involves reviewing the applicants relevant work experience.
    Do I need to have a completed qualification before seeking a pathway to an Martin degree?
    No. Martin accepts students who may have only part completed a Higher Education or VET qualification. The assessment process will review the individual subjects a student has successfully completed and map them against equivalent subjects at degree level to provide credit. Students who have completed their Higher Education or VET qualification will likely gain more credit.
    What will it cost?
    There is no fee to apply for advanced standing with Martin. The course fees will be determined based on the amount of credit granted and the remaining subjects to be completed in the degree program. FEE-HELP is available for domestic students looking to study a Martin Bachelor course.
    Where and how can I undertake study with Martin?
    Students can choose to study on campus at one of inner city locations in Sydney and Brisbane or complete your degree fully online. All of our bachelor courses offer part time or full time study loads.
    When and how do I apply?
    Martin offers three on campus and online intakes annually in March, July or November. Students can enrol direct with Martin at any time.
    Will I able to cope with Higher Education study? Is it challenging to move from study at Vocational level to Bachelor Degree level?
    Martin's own research shows that students who pathway into a Degree with advanced standing from previous VET study do as well, if not better, than students commencing Higher Education direct from secondary school.
    What if I completed a qualification a few years ago?
    The timeframe for currency of learning to gain advanced standing from a qualification to a Higher Education degree is eight years. If you graduated from your qualification within that timeframe you will be eligible for advanced standing.

    If you completed a qualification more than eight years ago you will need to follow the process for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL involves assessing your relevant work experience, formal and informal learning.

    Common Pathway Scenarios

    Students regularly enquire with the College to seek an educational pathway for previously attained qualifications or in recognition of professional experience. Listed below are some common examples of education pathway enquiries:

    • A student completes selected subjects (but withdraws from the course) at another University or institution and wishes to be granted credit for the completed subjects when enrolling with the College.
    • A student completes a VET qualification (Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma) at another institution and is seeking credit for the qualification when enrolling in a higher level qualification (Bachelor degree or Graduate Diploma) with the College
    • A prospective student has been working for many years in a particular industry or practice area and is seeking recognition for their experience when enrolling into a course offered by the College.
    • A prospective student completes a qualification at another University or institution many years ago and wishes to update their skills by enrolling in another qualification with the College.

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