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Types of Recognised Learning

Recognition of Prior Certified Learning

Prior Certified Learning is where an applicant has already been awarded a qualification for a formal programme or module taken at an institution or training organisation.

This prior learning can be recognised on the National Framework of Qualifications and may entitle the applicant to:

  • Admission to a programme or course of study.
  • The award of advanced academic standing.
  • The award of exemptions from some parts of a programme.

Where prior certificated learning is the basis for RPL, the applicant is required to provide the relevant syllabus and a transcript of results.

Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning

Applicants for entry onto a programme of study may seek recognition of prior learning based on experience, including learning based on specific work experience and/or life experience. Such experiential learning may be recognised for purposes of entry onto a programme at ATU and may entitle the applicant to exemptions from some parts of that programme. Generally, applicants must support their claim for recognition of prior experiential learning by providing a portfolio documenting their relevant experience.

Experiential Learning

If you are planning on making an application for prior experiential learning through our RPL e-Portfolio Assessment Tool, you will be required to present evidence to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcomes. A key requirement in the required evidence is the inclusion of a reflective statement.

Evidence must be provided for each achievement and can be uploaded to the RPL e-Portfolio Assessment Tool. The following is a list of the types of evidence that you can submit to support your claims:

  • Letters of Certification
  • Documents/ Reports
  • Published Material
  • Achievement Certificates
  • Written Reports
  • Job Profiles
  • Reports on Unpaid Work
  • Work Samples
  • Reflective Statement
  • Diaries
  • Completed Project Work
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Testimonials
  • Transcripts of Examination Results
  • Records of on-the-job Training
  • References
  • Log Books
How to Apply

Click the button below to find all you need to know about the RPL process and how you can access a programme of study in the ATU, with RPL evidence.

RPL Explained
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