Recognition of Prior Study and Learning Experience

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competence (RCC) means that knowledge and skills acquired through work or life experiences may be recognised as equivalent to some specified course outcomes.

RPL/RCC can also be granted for previous formal and informal education that is not recognised under the Credit Transfer policy.

You should consider if you would like to apply for RPL/RCC during the enrolment process so the full benefit of applying can be obtained.

Contact the Course Coordinator before or during the enrolment process if you have any questions. You will need to read the Guides below thoroughly to assist you in your application. The RPL/RCC process requires a significant commitment on the part of the student to provide sufficient and appropriate evidence as outlined in the Guide.

All RPL/RCC applications must be accompanied by a fee of $500 per unit. If you apply for 6 or more units, the fee is capped at $3,000. This application fee covers:

  • review of support documents provided by the applicant
  • processing of the course application and administration costs
  • comparison of criteria from prior study to requirements of the units applied for
  • costs associated with the assessment panel reviewing the evidence submitted with your application
  • follow up required with persons who can substantiate your competence in the units applied for

Usually an interview will take place so you can verbally supplement the evidence you have provided and clarification can be obtained about how your knowledge and skills match the course requirements.

No course refunds apply for units granted through RPL/RCC. The benefit of undergoing the RPL/RCC process is that students may not need to attend classes for units granted or undertake the assessment tasks.

Credit Transfer (CT)

If a student has completed modules or units of competence that are the same, or deemed equivalent, either in a different course, or at another registered education provider, they may be eligible for a Credit Transfer. If Credit Transfer is granted the person is exempted from having to study that unit in the course.
If you would like to know more about Credit Transfer speak to your Course Coordinator who can give you a Student Guide explaining the process.
The cost of this process is $150
Students obtaining a credit transfer are eligible to receive reduction in fee paid for the units granted. Written applications for CT will only be accepted for up to 3 weeks prior to course commencement.

Advanced Standing-Higher Education

Applicants to a post graduate course at Mayfield Education may request that their prior study be assessed for Advanced Standing towards a postgraduate award.  A student is exempted from specified units of a course if they are granted Advanced Standing. This means they do not have to attend classes, clinicals, or other components of that unit including assessments.

Forms to Complete

Student Guide for Credit Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning / Current Competencies

Credit Transfer Application Form

RPL-RCC Application Form