Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning is a process that recognises a student's current skills and experience regardless of where and when the learning occurred. Applications for RPL are based on a full unit(s).
When applying for RPL, the student will need to provide evidence of their current competency in the unit. This evidence can include a combination of formal or informal training and education, work experience or general life experience.
If the student wishes to apply for RPL, he/she needs to consider if their:
Other information you may need to know
Please note that confidentiality is an extremely important part of the RPL process. It is important that sensitive information is not disclosed. You should:
If there is confidential information that cannot be included, note this in your application and your assessor will discuss with you.
Standard fees apply, refer to AOT website or Student Administration.
How to apply
If a student believes they have the experience to apply for RPL they should:
Your assessor will discuss the details of the RPL application with you in your initial meeting. As your assessor is specialised, they will be able to really assist you with specific details.
Appeal against Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) results
A student must appeal a decision of RPL within 30 days from the result of assessment being advised by us. A student has the right to appeal against a decision made in regards to their application for RPL if:
If you have already obtained a unit of competency from another training provider and it is still current, you may be eligible for this unit to be transferred into your course, this is called a 'Credit Transfer'. The credit transfer can only be applied for the same unit. To receive a credit transfer for previous units successfully completed, you must provide a copy of your previously obtained certificate, statement of attainment or statement of results. AOT will contact the issuing RTO to confirm authenticity of the certificate. You may also need to provide evidence that your knowledge and skill of the particular unit is still current (usually within 12 months). This may be achieved by submitting a resume or job description that demonstrates the current use of the skills and knowledge previously obtained.
Accelerated progression (or fast tracking) requires the completion of all designated assessment requirements for the particular unit of competency and will be negotiated between the student and their trainer. No special applications or processes are required and normal enrolment fees apply. All activities will be recorded as part of the standard operation of the class and a result processed at the completion of the assessment.