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 one or more units in a course or the whole course at TAFE SA. This is known as recognition of prior learning (RPL).
RPL may also be referred to as:
When you apply for RPL, your knowledge and skills are measured against the equivalent unit 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.
Recognition of Prior Learning for higher education units is based on equivalent learning.
Definition:Credit is obtained on the basis of evidence that the student has already undertaken learning that is deemed to be equivalent to the parts of the course of study for which credit has been granted.
TEQSA Guidance Note:Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning
Higher Education students will apply for Credit for Prior Learning (CPL).
Your lecturer can assist you to identify previous learning for which you may receive credit.
Discuss your prior learning with your lecturer before commencing your qualification. Complete the “Application for Credit Transfer” form (provided by your lecturer) and submit this with the evidence required.
See additional FEE-HELP information on the TAFE SA webpage.
See Withdrawal and refunds information on the TAFE SA webpage.
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