You may already have developed skills and knowledge through work, study and life experience that may help you gain exemption or credit for units of competency in your course. This could reduce the time required to gain a qualification.

We recognise relevant prior knowledge and experience through:

  1. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  2. Credit Transfer (CT) and
  3. Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC)

If you believe you have some previous skills, knowledge or life experience that is relevant and would like to apply for RPL, RCC or a CT, you can bring all your relevant documentation to the Pre-Course meeting where you can discuss your eligibility with the Student Services Team.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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. In order to grant RPL, the assessor must be confident that you are currently competent against the endorsed industry or enterprise competency standards or outcomes specified in VET accredited courses.

RPL is an assessment process that evaluates the competency/s of an individual that may have been acquired through formal, non-formal and informal leaning to determine the extent to which that individual meets the requirements specified in the training package 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, testimonial from clients, work samples and demonstrations.

Credit Transfer (CT)

Credit Transfer is where you may be granted acknowledgement based on 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 is the same both in terms of title and unit code number. If a course title and/or code are not an exact match, a mapping process will be conducted to identify whether the unit requirements have been met. This also includes units/qualifications held from previous training packages.

Where a Credit Transfer is applied for you must provide all the original documents, including any qualifications and related statements of attainment, to the Student Services Team who will assess your eligibility.

The granting of credit transfer may shorten the course duration; you will be advised of this upon finalisation of the credit transfer process.

Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC)

RCC apples 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 there is a requirement for an occupational licence or ticket in order to practice in the skill area e.g. first aid.