Under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), competencies may be attained in a number of ways including any combination of formal or informal training and education, work experience or general life experience.
RPL is an assessment process that evaluates the competencies of an individual to determine the extent to which they meet the endorsed industry or enterprise competency standards or outcomes specified in the training package or VET accredited course.
We offer RPL to all of our students. The evidence required for your application may include current certification, references from current and/or past employers, testimonials from clients, work samples and demonstrations.
You may be granted acknowledgement on the basis of prior studies gained through other Registered Training Organisations or education providers such as TAFE.
For example, you may have completed the same unit of competency at another institution undertaking another course; this will be recognised if the unit has the same title and unit code number. If the course title and/or code are not an exact match, a mapping process will be conducted to determine whether the unit requirements have been met. This includes units/qualifications held from previous training packages.
When applying for a Credit Transfer, you must provide all the original documents, including any qualifications and related statements of attainment, to your Student Support Officer who will assess your eligibility.
If you are granted a Credit Transfer, this may shorten the duration of your course; you will be advised of the outcome at the end of the Credit Transfer process.
Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC)
RCC applies if an individual has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained. It is particularly relevant where an occupational licence or ticket is required in order to practise in a skill area, such as First Aid.