Where prospective students have undertaken studies at other non-accredited or higher education institutions both domestically and internationally these qualifications are also assessed against the Institutes courses to enable Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to be processed and appropriately granted.
Students can apply for course exemptions or credit based on recognition of prior learning. This may include:
- Formal recognised training
- Work experience or personal knowledge
- Skills acquired through means other than formal education
- Recognition of prior learning and course exemptions will be given only when students can demonstrate the necessary competencies.
For more information, please refer to the RPL policy and procedure.
Where an applicant claims exemption from, or credit for, a subject or subjects on the basis of life experience or work experience, evidence of experience is required. Documents must include reference and/or referees who are contactable. Applicants will be required to show evidence of completed training. Proof of completed training must be arranged through the institution concerned, with the students written consent. Where no documentation is available, the applicant is offered a challenge test in the modules or competencies concerned. The challenge test can take the form of short or long written responses, oral and/or practical tests by a qualified assessor.
Cost Of RPL
In both RPL and Cross Credit, the cost of assessment may incur a fee payable by the student to cover the cost of the assessment, verification and/or challenge test. The student will be informed in writing, prior to assessment, of what fee (if any) is to be charged.