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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

RPL is a form of assessment that acknowledges skills and knowledge gained through

  • Formal training conducted by industry or education
  • Work experience
  • Life experience

The main principle of RPL focuses on the outcomes rather than when or where the learning occurred. Evidence of competency is collected by the applicant and submitted to the nominated assessor and assessment is made based on the required industry standard within the relevant raining package unit of competency.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications. Credit transfer is applicable for the equivalent Training Package Units only. A certificate/statement of attainment/testamur is required to apply for credit transfer.

How to apply for RPL / CT

Austrain Academy is committed to providing up to date and relevant RPL information to all students during enrolment and whilst enrolled. Austrain Academy staff / contractors will provide support and guidance regarding RPL enquiries.

All applicants for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be provided with a copy of the relevant unit of competency and evidence requirements for the units being applied for as well as our Recognition of Prior Learning Information Kit.

For international students interested in a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery - please complete an Expression of Interest Form.

Domestic and International Students will need to complete the RPL Application Form, provide all required evidence and pay the appropriate fees. See the form or contact us for further information.

Applicants who are able to provide satisfactory evidence that they have achieved the required unit of competency or competencies may progress through the course with an exemption for the RPL units.

Further information is available in Austrain Academy’s Recognition of Prior Learning Information Kit.