Recognition of Prior Learning

Distance Learning Students Advanced Standing Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning

Credits obtained under the ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ (RPL) mechanism of the Qualifications Framework (QF) may be recognized for advanced standing.

Credits to be recognized must be obtained from Unit(s) of Competency (UoC) at QF Level 4 or above and assessed in cluster(s) at QF Level 4 or above. Each UoC will only be recognized once for advanced standing based on its QF credit value. The UoCs can be obtained from more than one industry/sector.

RPL credits to be recognized must be obtained via assessment rather than exemption.

Transfer credits granted by the University for recognition of RPL credits can be applied towards the free choice requirements of a bachelor's degree programme up to a maximum of 20 credits.*

Candidates may apply for advanced standing via the General Credit Transfer (GCT) Scheme.

* or the number of free choice credits allowed in a programme, whichever is lower.