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 RTO Manager

RTO Staff

RTO Candidates

Prospective Candidates

Applying for RPL

Step 1

Candidates must enrol in the course/units and pay the administration fee while the RPL process is undertaken.

Step 2 Obtain the RPL Handbook for Students from the RTO Training Manager or from the CEAV Institute website.

Step 3 Discuss your RPL Application with your trainer if possible

Step 4 Submit your completed RPL Application, using the RPL Handbook with suggested evidence. Students will need to

arrange an interview to discuss the RPL application. This can be face to face or by telephone for regional/interstate candidates.

Step 5 During the interview you will be informed of the outcome. Many students will be asked to provide additional evidence.

If your application is successful the unit and/or course fee relating to your enrolment will be recalculated and you will then be

invoiced for remaining course fees. If you have already paid the course fees, the fee relating to your enrolment will be

recalculated. A refund will then be made where necessary

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.