Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the recognition of knowledge and skills acquired through work experience, education, training and life experiences.
The RPL process matches knowledge and skills to the learning outcomes of a course to determine any possible credit for study units.
If you have studied previously or have significant work experience in a particular field, you may be eligible for credit towards a new course, allowing you to finish your study sooner.
To apply for RPL:
- Contact our Student Support team on 1300 650 011 for a personalised RPL application pack and fee schedule.
- Collect evidence to support your RPL application.
- Forward your RPL application form contained in your RPL application pack, RPL evidence and payment to Open Colleges.
You can download the complete Recognition of Prior Learning policy from our Policies page.