Recognition of prior learning in the workplace
Learn how your skills and knowledge gained in the workforce can provide a pathway to university and how Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Academic Credit can help you finish your degree or vocational education course faster.
We recognise and acknowledge the importance of the skills and experience obtained in the workplace. If you have on-the-job experience or workforce training, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL), bringing you closer to a qualification than you think.
Recognition of Prior Learning
RPL recognises skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. The RPL process measures your work experience against the course in which you are enrolled, meaning you may be able to start your course with advanced standing and complete it in a shorter amount of time.
Before you apply for RPL assessment, ask yourself:
- What informal or on-the-job training have I done that might be relevant?
- What activities have I done at work or in social or community-based circumstances?
- How recently did I learn and/or use my skills?
- How can I prove I can perform these skills, or possess this knowledge?
Ready to apply for RPL or academic credit?
If you're ready to apply for RPL or academic credit to gain credit for your prior study or experience, then make sure you submit the application form that is relevant to you.
For higher education programs, complete and submit the online application form.
For vocational education courses, complete and submit the following:
- Advanced standing credit transfer form where you are seeking recognition for units previously studied
- Enquiry form where you are seeking RPL for work or life experience or liaise directly with your Course Coordinator.
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Credit for prior study or experience
Already have relevant work experience or successfully completed previous study? You can apply for academic credit and can use this towards units in your course.
Guaranteed pathways from TAFE
Secure your future with a guaranteed offer when you complete your TAFE (vocational education) course.
Associate degrees and UniLink diplomas can help you if your ATAR is just below the score you need for direct entry to your preferred course. Think of it as taking a slightly different route to the same destination.
Need a little help navigating your options?
Contact our team for assistance and we'll talk you through your study and academic credit options.