Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure

1. Recognition of AQF Qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other RTOs

One of the most important features of the Australian Quality Training Framework is the mutual recognition of training organisations and Qualifications including Statements of Attainment.

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) CEAV Institute must accept the credentials issued by another RTOs based in any State/Territory of Australia. The CEAV Institute RTO undertakes to ensure that all Qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other RTOs are accepted as valid. A Qualification or Statement of Attainment issued by our organisation will be recognised by RTOs Australia wide under these arrangements.

2. Recognition of AQF Qualifications and Statements of Attainment Procedure

2.1 Information relating to CEAV Institute’s recognition policy must be provided to all potential enrolling candidates.

2.2 Information relating to CEAV Institutes’s recognition policy must be communicated to all RTO Staff during the Staff Induction

program.

2.3 The CEAV Institute RTO Manager will be responsible for disseminating information on Recognition of Qualifications and

Statements of Attainment issued by other RTO’s via the CEAV Institute Course Handbook.

2.4 The CEAV Institute RTO Training Manager is responsible for managing and assessing national recognition applications for

RPL and Credit Transfer.

2.5 All applications for mutual recognition are to be processed in line with the CEAV Institute Quality Assurance Policy

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer policy and procedure.

3. Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer Policy

3.1 Policy Overview

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the acknowledgement of skills and knowledge previously attained through formal training, work experience and/or life experience. Candidates may be eligible for credit into a VET qualification based on relevant prior learning and/or experience. Recognition of Prior Learning is available on application in all VET qualifications offered at the RTO.

3.2 RPL Assessment

Recognition of skills and knowledge involved in a unit of competency attained through relevant work and/or life experiences. Credit for course unit(s) may be granted where appropriate and sufficient evidence is provided to demonstrate that learning outcomes or competencies have been previously attained, and have been retained, by the candidate.

3.3 Credit Transfer

Credit transfer means the granting of status or credit by an institution or training organisation to candidates for (subjects) or units of competency completed at the same or another institution or training organisation.

As a Registered Training Organisation CEAV Institute accepts the credentials issued by another registered training organisation based in any State/Territory of Australia. CEAV Institute undertakes to ensure that all Certificates and Statements of Attainment issued by any other registered training organisation are accepted as valid. The candidate will be contacted within 21 days about the credit transfer application and informed of the outcome

4.0 Applying for RPL

1. Before completing your RPL application, you must obtain a copy of the unit/s of competency for which you are applying for RPL. These are available in on the learning management system (Moodle). This will assist you to make a judgement about whether you have the competencies described in the UOC, and the evidence to support your RPL application.

 2.Collect and number your evidence to demonstrate your competency in each unit for which you are applying for RPL. For each unit of competency, at least 3-4 pieces of evidence is required. One form of evidence may      address several of the unit’s criteria and may be used for more than 1 unit of competency. Your evidence must demonstrate that you meet all aspects of the unit’s performance criteria. 

 3. Complete and sign the Personal Information Form

 4. Complete the Units of Competency Checklist and Assessment Agreement.

 5. Complete the Evidence List in the template under the relevant unit of competency, by listing your evidence and inserting the evidence number in the column. One piece of evidence can apply to a number of units of competence as is appropriate.

 6.Complete and sign the Evidence Statement to summarises how the evidence you have submitted demonstrates the competencies and performance criteria for that unit. The Evidence Statement, clearly explains how the evidence you have submitted relates to each unit in your application.

7. Submit your RPL application and copies of all your evidence to your Trainer/Assessor, either electronically or by post to: PO Box 245 Greensborough, 3088.

 8. The RPL Interview

Some RPL applications will include an interview with your assessor. (This may occur in person, by phone for virtually via ZOOM or Skype). Your Trainer/Assessor will contact you to arrange a convenient time to discuss your application once received.

 NOTE: If necessary, your Trainer/Assessor may request further supplementary evidence to support your RPL application. If you do have skill gaps, these may be addressed through the completion of the coursework.

5.0 What are the possible outcomes of an RPL and/or Credit Transfer Application?

The candidate will be contacted within 21 days about the RPL and/or credit transfer application and informed of the outcome which will be one of the following:

  • Application successful and credit granted, current competencies recognised
  • Application suspended pending candidate providing further information/evidence
  • Application rejected. Candidate may seek to undertake formal assessment for those credits, exemptions, current
  • competencies noted in the candidate’s application (assessment only pathway)
  • Application rejected. The candidate may appeal and the application may be re-assessed. If required, a
  • final decision will be made by the RTO Training Manager in consultation with the Assessor/Trainer.

6 Costs for RPL & Credit Transfer Assessments

Fees and charges for assessment are provided with course information.