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Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the formal acknowledgement of a person’s current competencies and prior learning, regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred.  In other words, RPL is a qualification pathway that allows a student to achieve one or more units of competency through assessment only (no training). Candidates suitable for RPL must have experience in life and/or work relevant to the chosen competency and are able to support this through documented evidence.

Students can complete a course in full or partially through RPL.

For further details about RPL please refer to the MTC Australia “Recognition of Prior Learning" brochure. If you would like to apply for RPL please contact MTC Australia on 1300 981 901 for a RPL kit.

Credit Transfer

MTC Australia is obligated to acknowledge all nationally recognised qualifications issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). We may need to verify a candidate’s qualification/s in the event that the course that she/he would like to enrol in requires pre-requisite units, or if the student would like to apply for a credit transfer. In order to verify a qualification, we will check that the issuing RTO exists and that they have the relevant qualification on their scope of registration. If the verification of authenticity cannot be confirmed, we may contact the issuing RTO to confirm the candidate’s enrolment and award. 

A Credit Transfer is a form of national recognition that allows a student to receive credit for study he/she has previously undertaken.  Students who wish to apply for a Credit Transfer must hold a Certificate or Statement of Attainment that list one or more units of competency from the same training package that we deliver. We will inform you if your application for a Credit Transfer has been granted.

Note: Fill out a Credit Transfer Application form and submit it to MTC Australia together with a verified copy of your Certificate of Statement of Attainment. Where a student is eligible for a concession and has been awarded an RPL/CT, if the adjusted standard student fee (first or subsequent) is lower than the concession fee, the student is required to pay the relevant standard student fee.