Credit Transfer and RPL – VET

Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL] and Credit transfer [CT]

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or Credit Transfer (CT) refers to your relevant prior learning/experience, which you believe demonstrates that you already have acquired the knowledge and competencies of a specific module/s/unit/s of work.

RPL can be achieved through the formal recognition of prior study and/or recognition of current and prior work experience i.e. non-formal recognition.

 

Applying for Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL]

Ask for a copy of the Formal or Non-Formal Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Application Form from Reception or download a copy from the intranet.

Formal RPL form
Informal RPL form

The form enables you to provide information about yourself and your request for recognition of prior learning or experience in order to gain RPL against a particular subject/learning segment.

 

Application Procedure

1. Meet with the Director of Studies to discuss your application. This will give you a clear understanding of the procedure and the evidence/documents that you will need to provide to support your application.
2. Make payment for the RPL application. RPL’s will not proceed until payment has been received.
3. Complete all sections of the form and attach all required evidence as well as the receipt of payment to the Director of Studies.
4. The application will then be sent to a RPL Assessor

To proceed with the application, you should then note the following carefully.

 

Supporting Evidence

Please attach to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Application Form supporting evidence, which you believe will assist your application;

Formal RPL applications require certified transcripts of previous study with course outlines.

Informal RPL applications require copies of any statements, references or articles about your employment, evidence of education and training that you feel is relevant, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, letters references from previous employers/clients. Also include:

• Relevant work samples, such as contracts, completed work projects, a folio of examples of previous work which indicates your level of competence
• Outlines of any formal or short courses which you have undertaken which demonstrate competence
• Any other information that you feel might aid your assessment (work experience, life experience, on-going training).

After submitting your application to the Director of Studies, you may be invited to attend for an interview with the RPL Assessor.

 

Notification of your RPL

STEP 1 – Notification

CIC will acknowledge the receipt of your Application and contact you in writing with the outcome by email or post.

Applicants should regularly check their personal or CIC Email for notification regarding their RPL application.

Students should always ensure their contact details are up-to-date.

If you are granted RPL this will be confirmed on your RPL confirmation letter as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The unit code(s), Name(s) and Credit Points will also appear.

With the successful outcome, a RPL acceptance letter will be sent to you via email or post stating the credits have been accepted.

STEP 2 – Acknowledgement

To accept your RPL, students need to sign on the acceptance section at the bottom of this letter and return the signed form to your faculty.

If your application is unsuccessful, you will be notified via email or post.

STEP 3 – Confirm your study plan

RPL granted may affect your study plan to complete your course. If you require study plan and unit sequence advice, please contact the Director of Studies.

 

Applying for Credit Transfer

Credit transfer refers to relevant prior formal learning which demonstrates that you already have achieved the knowledge and competencies required for a module/s or unit/s of work.

Applying for Credit transfer

Ask for a copy of the Credit Transfer Application Form from Reception or download a copy from the intranet. The form enables you to request credit for prior learning against a particular subject/learning unit in order to gain credit for a particular subject/learning segment in your new course.

This request must be received before you are enrolled in that learning unit.

Ask for a copy of the Application for Credit Transfer Form from Reception or download a copy from the intranet. The form enables you to provide information about your previous formal

 

Application Procedure

1. Meet with the Director of Studies to discuss your application. This will give you a clear understanding of the procedure and the evidence/documents that you will need to provide to support your application.
2.Complete all sections of the form and attach all required *supporting evidence and then return to the Director of Studies
3.The Director of Studies will assess the application and advise you whether or not the credits will be approved.
4.In order for the credits to be approved there must be evidence of full equivalence of the unit/s competency for which you seek credit.
5.If the credits are approved by the Director of Studies the form will be processed by Admissions and you will be advised accordingly.

 

Notification of your credit transfer

STEP 1 – Notification

CIC will acknowledge the receipt of your Application and contact you in writing with the outcome by email or post.

Applicants should regularly check their personal or CIC Email for notification regarding their application.

Students should always ensure their contact details are up-to-date.

If you are granted Credit Transfer this will be appear as Credit Transfer (CT) on your confirmation letter.  The unit code(s), Name(s) and Credit Points will also appear.

With the successful outcome, a credit acceptance letter will be sent to you via email or post stating the credits have been accepted.

STEP 2 – Acknowledgement

To accept your credits, students need to sign on the acceptance section at the bottom of this letter and return the signed form to your faculty.

If your application is unsuccessful, you will be notified via email or post.

STEP 3 – Confirm your study plan

Credit transfer granted may affect your study plan to complete your course. If you require study plan and unit sequence advice, please contact the Director of Studies.

 

Note: If your course credit application successful, it will reduce the length of your Visa duration. If this occurs before visa grant, CIC will indicate the actual course duration in the confirmation of enrolment issued for that course. If the credit granted after visa grant, the change in course duration is reported via PRISMS under section 19 of the ESOS Act.

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