Get recognised for your existing experience and knowledge! You may be eligible for a qualification with little or no additional study and at a cheaper cost. Through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) your previous experience, study and skills are considered.
Through the RPL process, your existing skills and knowledge will be assessed against current industry standards/qualifications. These current skills and knowledge may have been obtained through:
Although your experience gained over the previous two (2) years is most important in the RPL assessment process, your RPL assessor will consider all evidence when making a professional appraisal of your competence. At completion of the RPL process, you may be provided with a full or part qualification. Then, where applicable, you'll be advised of training options available to satisfy the requirements of a qualification.
Recognition of Prior Learning can save time in completing a qualification and avoid unnecessary training. It can also provide benefits in other areas of your life, for example:
Fees associated with RPL enrolments are generally less than completing the course via other means. The cost will vary depending on units of competency, the fee structure and assessment pathway required. You will be provided with an approximate cost upon application.
Simply download and fill out the RPL Application form here, then email your completed form through to the TAFE Queensland East Coast RPL unit at EastCoast.RPL@tafe.qld.edu.au. Our friendly team will be able to assist you with any information in relation to recognition of prior learning (RPL) to get you started!
Credit transfer is a process that provides you with credit for previous formal study that is equivalent to your nominated qualification.
For Vocational Education and Training students, credit transfer may be granted below 100% of a qualification (so you cannot receive a full qualification through a credit transfer process). For Higher Education students, the maximum credit allowed towards a qualification is:
To make a credit transfer application you will need to fill out a Credit Transfer Enquiry Form and forward to StudentServices.EastCoast@tafe.qld.edu.au prior to your start of study or relevant census date for FEE-HELP/VET FEE-HELP students.
Along with this form, you should also submit any relevant qualification testamurs, Record of Results, and graduation statements (either copies certified by a Justice of the Peace, or originals for sighting by an appropriate TAFE Queensland staff member).
Your assessor will determine if you are eligible for a Credit Transfer for the unit/s and advise you of the outcome.