Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (VET ONLY)

School of VET

You may be eligible to have your past studies and/or work experience count as RPL or Credit Transfer towards the achievement of units of competency in ACAP courses. This means that you could be exempt from some of the unit of competencies and/or subjects listed in your course sequence guide and be able to complete your qualification in a shorter period of time. Please note that while you may apply to ACAP for an indication of Credit and/or RPL that would be awarded as part of our course you must be an enrolled student with ACAP before you can be awarded any Credit of RPL towards a unit of competency/subject. For further information, visit the full Credit Arrangements Policy.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

What is an RPL?

RPL can give you credit for:

  • Relevant work experience, e.g. related projects, regular

    duties, in-house training etc.

  • Relevant skills and knowledge you have gained in the past

    through, for example, volunteer work, awards and 

    achievements, etc.

  • Any evidence that proves that you have already met the

    learning outcomes of the unit of competency you are

    applying for.

Note: You must be a current student with ACAP.

What is Credit Transfer?

Credit Transfer can give you credit for:

  • Formal Learning: relevant courses, modules

    or units of competency you have completed

    previously, which are the same as modules

    or units of competency offered in ACAP

    courses.

  • ACAP accepts transcripts for full or partial 

    completion of qualifications from all VET

    Registered Training Organisations within 

    Australia.

Note: You must be a current student with ACAP.

How do I apply?

Step 1: Contact your VET Coordinator

To discuss the process of your potential RPL and to obtain the RPL Kit.
You can find contact details here.

Step 2: Collect Evidence

Read through your RPL Kit - this helps you match your previous
study/work experience with the relevant units of competency in your
course. Start collecting examples of evidence to support your
application (e.g. resume, work projects, statement of duties, examples
of duties carried out as a volunteer). The following questions might help
you with this:

1) Have I received any relevant training (e.g. on-the-job training,
community work) that can be used as evidence for RPL?

2) Do I have any recent (3 years) relevant work experience that
can be used as evidence?

3) Do I have proof and/or documentation (e.g. resume, work
projects, statement of duties carried out as a volunteer)?

Good evidence is current, relevant, authentic and transferable!

Step 3: Enrol into the modules

Enroll yourself into the modules in which you are seeking RPL
as if it were a normal enrolment.

Step 4: Submit application for RPL

Fill in the Application for RPL(VET) and forward it
together with your completed RPL Kit to your VET Coordinator at the
relevant campus. This needs to be received at least 3 weeks before
the start of the following term.

Adelaide, Sydney and Online Delivery

Adminstration ACAP, Locked Bag 11, Strawberry Hills, Sydney NSW
2012

or email VETAdministration@acap.edu.au

Melbourne

Adminstration ACAP, PO Box 12322, Beckett Post Office, Melbourne
VIC 8006

or email to VETAdministration@acap.edu.au

Brisbane

Adminstration ACAP, PO Box 10469, Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD
4000

or email VETAdministration@acap.edu.au

What happens next?

Your RPL application will be assigned to an Assessor. You will be
contacted if any more information or evidence is required.
After your RPL is assessed you will receive a result of Competent or
Not Yet Competent.

If you are found to be Not Yet Competent you will be required to
continue on with the module as per enrolment and pay the full module fee.

Is there a fee?

If you are Competent you will incur an RPL fee (this is 50% of the regular
module fee –you can check fees for all courses here.)

If you are receiving Fee-Help, this will be covered by this student loan
scheme. Please refer to the VET Fee-Help Guidelines for further 
information.

How do I apply?

Step 1: Collect evidence

Please check if you have completed any of the same, or
equivalent module(s)/unit(s) of competency from prior
formal learning. Please ensure you have evidence of
completion of these module(s) and/or unit(s) of 
competency (e.g. a statement of attainment).

Please note: Any copies of original qualifications,
certificates or documents must be certified by a Justice of
Peace or similar!

Step 2: Submit application for Credit Transfer

Please fill in the Application for Advanced Standing (VET)
together, with your evidence of formal learning (e.g. 
certificate, statement of attainment, transcript) to your
VET Coordinator at your relevant campus.

Adelaide, Sydney and Online Delivery

Administration ACAP, Locked Bag 11, Strawberry Hills, Sydney NSW 
2012

or email VETAdministration@acap.edu.au a

Melbourne

Adminstration ACAP, PO Box 12322, Beckett Post Office, Melbourne VIC 8006

or email VETAdministration@acap.edu.au

Brisbane

Adminstration ACAP, PO Box 10469, Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD
4000

or email VETAdministration@acap.edu.au

Is there a fee?

There are no fees for Credit Transfer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What if I am unhappy with the outcome?

You  may appeal the decision in accordance with the Academic Grievances and Appeals Policy and Procedure.

Are my records safe?

We keep all records in a safe and secured environment. However, your portfolio will be assessed by a qualified assessor and may be examined by State Training Authorities for purposes of audit, accountability and registration.

What if I hold qualifications from overseas?

We will consider them carefully given that they are certified and either in English or translated into English.

Any other questions?

Please contact your VET Coordinator.