RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
& CREDIT TRANSFER (CT)
When you apply to study with RMTS you may be eligible to receive credit and recognition of prior learning to reduce the time it will take to complete your course. Find out more about the types of learning you may gain credit for, how to apply for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning by referring to our RPL and CT Handbook: RPL and CT Participant Handbook
What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual's relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.
Formal learning: is the learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially accredited qualification.
Non-formal learning: refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of learning but does not lead to an officially accredited qualification.
Informal learning: is gained through work, social, family, hobby or leisure activities and experiences. Unlike formal or non-formal learning, informal learning is not organised or externally structured in terms of objectives, time or learning support.
What is Credit Transfer?
Credit transfer applies when a participant has already completed formal training and has been awarded all or part of a nationally recognised qualification and wishes to have it count towards another qualification or course.
To be able to grant you recognition for formal training you have already completed you will need to provide details of your qualification/s (including transcript of units completed). This should be in the form of the original certificate or a certified copy signed by a Justice of the Peace (JP). You will also need to demonstrate how you have maintained the currency of the skills and knowledge since completing the training.