Recognition of Prior Learning

What is Recognition of Prior Learning?

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a process that recognises experience, independent study, or credit obtained at the same or other teaching institutions. RPL is granted to students who demonstrate that they have met the required learning outcomes established for a course.

The benefits to a student in undertaking RPL include:

  • Professional assessment and evaluation of prior learning and/or experience
  • Provides a fast track to completion of further study and training through recognition of past achievements
  • There are potential time and money savings by full or partial exemptions.


You will be charged $100 per course per enrolment (non-refundable).

Recognition of Prior Learning Policy

View the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy here.

Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning

1. Choose your qualification

  • Look in Our Courses to find the qualification you want to study
  • If you’re not sure which course to start with you can contact us at [email protected] or by calling 0508 626 243 to talk through your options.

2. Fill in the Recognition of Prior Learning Form

  • You can find the Recognition of Prior Learning Form at the bottom of this page

  • This must be done no later than four weeks before the intake start date or you run the risk of waiting until the next intake start.

3. We will contact you

  • Within 7 days of receiving your application we will contact you to outline the details of the qualification and the Recognition of Prior Learning process

  • We will email you the relevant forms to collect all the information we need to move forward with your application.
  • You will need to provide your evidence.

4. Confirmation of Recognition of Prior Learning

  • We will email you the outcome of your Recognition of Prior Learning application.

5. Complete the Online Enrolment Application

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