You might be able to shorten your course study time if you have:
There are a number of different processes used by training providers to decide whether your existing skills and experience or past study can be counted towards a new course. The most common processes are credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
If you have a relevant qualification or have completed relevant units from a TAFE and training course, you can apply for a credit transfer.
Credit transfer is granted when a training provider gives recognition to a person for specific unit/s in a course. This reduces the number of units needed to complete a course.
If you are considering applying for credit transfer, you will need to discuss it with your training provider.
If you have relevant skills and knowledge gained ‘on-the-job’ and outside of formal education and training, you can apply for an RPL assessment.
RPL is granted when a training provider gives recognition to a person for part of a course, or the whole course, without having to do the study for that course.
RPL takes into account:
If you are considering applying for an RPL assessment, you will need to discuss it with your training provider.
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