Advanced Standing: Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer
If you have completed any previous accredited training, you may be eligible for credit transfer. Credit transfer is the process of recognising when you have already completed parts of this course with another provider. If you receive credit transfer, you will not be required to study the units of competency which have been transferred.
If you would like to apply for credit transfer, simply indicate this at the appropriate section of your FOR004 – Application for Enrolment form and provide the evidence requested.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you have work or life experience which you believe is equivalent to the content of some, or all, of the units of competency contained within the qualification for which you are applying, you may be eligible for RPL.
RPL is the process of gathering evidence of your previous experience, skills and knowledge and the mapping them to the requirements of a unit or units of competency. If you apply for RPL you will be required to work with your assessor to provide evidence of your existing skills and knowledge. This may include providing work references, undertaking verbal or written assessments and undertaking practical skills demonstrations, however it will not involve undertaking training. Think of it a little like going straight to the exam without taking the course.
If you apply for RPL you will be assessed. If you are given RPL for some units of competency, you will not have to study these units as part of your qualification.
If you would like to apply for RPL, simply indicate this at the appropriate section of your FOR004 – Application for Enrolment form. An assessor will then contact you to discuss the process.