Recognition of Prior Learning - aifc

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your previous training, work experience and/or life experience may mean that you are already competent in some of the outcomes of a training course.

aifc recognises prior learning (RPL) and current competencies (Credit Transfer) within the context of the specialised competency-based Christian training program. We acknowledge any previous learning or experience that may be relevant to some of the specific learning outcomes of the course.

For further details please contact our Student Services Department: studentservices@aifc.com.au

How is RPL different from Credit Transfer?

RPL is the process by which your existing skills, knowledge and experience gained through training, work and/or life experiences, are recognised towards the achievement of a nationally recognised qualification or statement of attainment.

Credit Transfer, on the other hand, applies when you as a candidate have completed units of competency that are deemed same or equivalent, either in a different course or at another registered education provider, locally or internationally. Credit transfer arrangements are made by the owners of courses where there is an agreement that the outcomes of each course or unit(s)/module(s) are sufficiently equivalent.

What are the benefits of recognition?

Recognition can result in the awarding of a nationally recognised qualification or in the issuing of a statement of attainment for part of a qualification.
Depending on your job role, you may or may not need a whole qualification; so a statement of attainment may be more relevant.

When do I need to complete an RPL kit?

If you wish to receive recognition of prior learning, you need to indicate your interest for it on the online enrolment form and ensure that all paperwork for RPL are submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the commencement of training. This timeframe allows you and the assessor to conduct all the necessary steps to complete the application process and to give a feedback before the commencement of training.