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.
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
- Completed Project Work
- Newspaper Articles
- Transcripts of Examination Results
- Records of on-the-job Training
- Log Books