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Recognition of prior learning

TAFE SA recognises that you already have knowledge and skills from life and work experience, previous courses and training, or self-taught knowledge and skills. If you can provide evidence that you already have the relevant skills and knowledge, you may be able to use this to gain recognition for all or part of a course at TAFE SA. This is known as recognition of prior learning (RPL).

RPL may also be referred to as:

  • recognition of current competence (RCC)
  • recognition of current skills
  • skills recognition.

When you apply for RPL, your knowledge and skills are measured against the equivalent module(s) or unit(s) in the relevant course. If you are successful, you will be assessed as having already completed those modules or units in your course. This will enable you to complete your studies in less time and at less cost.

You are responsible for providing all the necessary evidence to gain RPL. The fee charged for RPL is less than that for a complete course.