Recognition of prior learning, also referred to as RPL, is the formal acknowledgement of a person’s current skills and knowledge no matter how, when or where the learning occurred.
This is an important assessment pathway, particularly for people who are considering doing study. The recognition gained may considerably reduce the study time needed to get a qualification.
RPL is a process that must take place at the commencement of a person’s training.
The RPL assessment may include workplace observation, interviews and professional conversations, work samples and documented evidence.
Learn more about RPL
Read more about recognition of prior learning on the Queensland Government website.
Credit transfer (CT)
Credit transfer recognises previous formal learning (e.g. university, other qualifications). It uses an assessment of a previous course or subject that an applicant has achieved to determine whether it can be credited to the new course in which the applicant wishes to enrol.
The assessment determines the extent to which your previous course or subject is equivalent to the required learning outcomes of the desired qualification.
Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
Recognition of Current Competency allows you to gain credit for skills and knowledge you already have. If you have already worked in the field and know some (or all) of the content of the unit, RCC is a way of gaining credit for this learning or experience and may reduce the amount of time spent studying.
RCC can also be used to give you credit for your life skills – skills and knowledge you have learnt at home or through clubs, hobbies and the like.
Obviously any current competency that RCC identifies must be relevant to the course of study and your skills and knowledge must be current to earn credit.
Applying for RPL, DC or RCC
If you feel that you meet the requirements for any of the above, contact the College on 1300 969 367 and our team will be more than happy to have a chat with you about how to proceed with your application.