Class-based each week or supported online mode with virtual options.
To be eligible for RPL, you generally need at least seven years of experience in the field (Australian classroom FTE), a nationally recognised qualification or degree at a Certificate III level or higher, and current employment in a role relevant to the course content, such as classroom-based work. Due to regulatory requirements, we also need the ability to assess you within your school setting.
Credit transfers are only possible for units with the exact same code and title. To confirm eligibility, compare the units listed in your Statement of Attainment with those offered in our courses.
No, the course fees remain constant regardless of prior units completed. It's important to note that our integrated course structure has been meticulously designed for high efficiency and streamlined delivery. This makes the need for credit transfers almost redundant, as you can often complete the full standard course in accelerated mode more swiftly than undergoing a separate RPL process with unit-by-unit providers.
No, due to our integrated course structure, the time to completion remains constant. Our courses are designed to be completed quickly, even without prior learning credits. Your prior learning will, however, mean you can work through the course at a faster pace – saving you time, but all aspects still have to be completed.
For eligible candidates, the RPL process typically takes between 10 to 25 hours, spread across one to two months. This would be best case scenario for a highly experienced and qualified individual. For most students, the full standard course in accelerated mode is preferred as it provides gap training, full support services and a longer period to complete.
The RPL process is assessment-based. Students undergoing RPL are required to complete the same assessments as those enrolled in the full course but can bypass the instructional components if they have prior knowledge. Think of it like skipping straight to the exam (although we don’t actually do exams).
No, university units generally do not translate into RPL due to the substantial differences in content and lack of relevant vocational experience. The exception is if you have completed the full degree (in education/teaching) and have experience in the relevant role i.e. many years working as a teacher.
Unfortunately, such qualifications usually don't qualify for credit transfers due to content differences. However, our accelerated program can help you apply your existing knowledge effectively, and fill any gaps in your knowledge and skills.
Our accelerated program is tailored for students who may not fully qualify for RPL but have some relevant experience. It offers more comprehensive resources and support services, as well as 18 months to complete instead of six. Most students who are eligible for RPL opt for the accelerated program due to these benefits.
To begin the process, consult our Student Handbook and make contact with our student advisory team. Our team will provide initial advice to guide you through the procedure.