Study Pathways


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SAE recognises certain qualifications as eligible for credit toward SAE Australia bachelor degrees.

You are encouraged to submit credit recognition information as part of the enrolment process so that course progression can be mapped accordingly.

Applying is easy, simply complete the Recognition of Prior Learning form along with your application form and submit to our admissions team:


AAT College India – Audio
AAT College students who have successfully completed the AAT Diploma of Sound Engineering, are granted direct entry into the third trimester of the Bachelor of Audio, at any of the five CRICOS registered SAE Australia campuses.

SAE Jakarta – Audio, Animation, Film
SAE Jakarta graduates who have successfully completed the first two semesters of an eligible Diploma program in Jakarta, will be granted credit toward a corresponding Bachelor qualification in Australia.  You can complete the Bachelor in five trimesters (18 months). Eligible diploma programs are listed below:

Jakarta Diploma Programs Corresponding Bachelor program in Australia
Diploma of Audio Engineering Bachelor of Audio
Diploma of 3D Animation and Digital Effects           Bachelor of Animation
Diploma of Film Production Bachelor of Film

SAE Dubai – all courses

SAE Dubai graduates who have successfully completed an eligible Diploma qualification, will be granted 80 credit points toward a corresponding Bachelor qualification in Australia.  

English Pathways

SAE have agreements with certain English providers to package enrolment for international students who need to complete an English pathway program prior to entry to SAE.  

When a student has a packaged enrolment for English courses together with their SAE course, they are only required to apply for the one type of visa, which will cover all courses in the package.

SAE recognise that students who successfully complete an English program (in line with IELTS entry requirements) from one of the providers below will be deemed competent in English and satisfy the English requirement for entry into SAE programs.

SAE has agreements with:

  • Navitas English College
  • Hawthorn English
  • ABILITY English
  • IH-International House
  • Impact English College
  • PICE -Perth International College of English
  • Langauge Links
  • APC – Australian Pacific College

A full list of English providers can be found here.

For more information on credit transfers and study pathways, please contact our international admissions team directly: