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Recognition of prior learning and credit transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What is RPL

RPL is an assessment process that acknowledges the skills and knowledge you already have.

RPL skills may have been gained through

  • Formal or informal training and education
  • Work experience
  • general life experience
  • Any combination of the above

RPL Outcome

RPL can result in a full qualification, or a Statement of Attainment for partial completion of a qualification

Recognition of skills

The recognition of skills and knowledge should be acknowledged regardless of where, when or how they were achieved. The skills of an individual are assessed against relevant standards established by industry.

Assessment process

The principles of assessment are the same as those used in training, the assessment processes can be quite different. The evidence of competencies still assessed in relation to specific units of competency, but it can be done in a number of ways, including:

  • work samples
  • practical demonstrations at work
  • references and/or interviews with supervisors – third party reports
  • certificates or performance reviews
  • other documented evidence (ie photos of work samples)

It is the evidence that is presented by the applicant that is assessed.


Credit transfer

Credit transfer involves assessing a previously completed course or subject to see if it provides equivalent learning or competency outcomes to those required withing the students course of study. It is used when seeking credit for a course or subject already completed. Credit transfer is previous formal learning.

Application process

Please contact ASEC to discuss the process for applying for RPL and/or Credit transfer

Office: 02 6134-6631

Mobile: 0416 257 044



Student Handbook

The student handbook provides the policies and procedures that guide ASEC toward the provision of best practice in training, operations and assessment delivery.

The handbook has been prepared for potential students enrolling in training programs with ASEC.

It provides information that will assist you to make an informed decision regarding enrolment and services provided by ASEC.

Please click on the below link and download the document.


ASEC staff are available for any questions you may have regarding the information outlined in the student handbook and can be

contacted on 02 6134 6631 or via email at