RPL and Credit Transfer

RPL and Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning, or RPL, means an assessment process that assesses an individual’s formal, non-formal and informal learning, and work experiences to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of, a VET qualification. RPL usually attracts an assessment fee.

Credit Transfer means transfer of credits from units of competencies achieved in formal and nationally recognised education and training system to equivalent units of competencies, satisfying the required competency standards. There is no fee for credit transfer.

The National Principles and Operational Guidelines for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) represent a set of national cross-sector guidelines to support implementation of RPL as an important element of Australian education and training. At ALTEC College the granting of RPL and Credit Transfers will be established and maintained in accordance with;

– AQF National principles and operational guidelines for Recognition of Prior Learning (TAFE) Procedure
– Standards for Registered Training Organisations (SRTOs 2015)
– The National Code 2018

ALTEC College recognises course credits within the AQF framework and will grant appropriate credits towards equivalent units of competencies achieved under a nationally recognised qualification or a course.

ALTEC College provides all the students with an opportunity to apply for RPL or course credits at the time of application and enrolment – and anytime during their enrolment period. Students must, however, apply for RPL or course credits using ALTEC College’s prescribed form. The relevant policy and forms can either be downloaded from this website under Policies and Forms section, or obtained from the student administration team through email – students@altec.edu.au . Current students may also obtain the necessary forms and information from the front desk.

International Students must note that granting of exemptions of credits may have an impact on duration of their course(s) and student visa. If  RPL or course credits are granted;

– ALTEC College shall inform the student of the reduced course duration following granting of RPL and ensure the confirmation of enrolment (CoE) is issued only for the reduced duration of the course; and
– Report any change in course duration in PRISMS if RPL or course credit is granted after the overseas student’s visa is granted.

Contact our student administration team if you need any more information on RPL or course credits.