The term, assumed knowledge, indicates the minimum level of knowledge a student might need for a particular subject. Some units, while not having prerequisites, assume that students have certain knowledge and skills from previous study (such as the NSW Higher School Certificate).
At ASA no 100-level units have prescribed assumed knowledge.
Students can still enrol in a unit that requires assumed knowledge, even when they do not have the recommended level of knowledge. However, they may be considerably disadvantaged.
We strongly encourage students to undertake additional study or other appropriate preparation if they do not have assumed knowledge. Lack of the recommended assumed knowledge will not be taken into consideration when determining a student’s grade for a unit.
At ASA we encourage any student or prospective student to contact ASA and ask to speak with the Course Coordinator, if they are unsure about the assumed knowledge for a course or unit.