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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

ACPE encourages lifelong learning and provides the opportunity for students to have previous learning recognised for advanced standing in their courses (including formal, informal and non-formal learning). Recognition of prior learning acknowledges the skills and knowledge that students will bring to their studies at ACPE through previous education or employment experience.

The College will assess Prior Learning for the purpose of granting Credit towards an Award, provided the Prior learning is current and relevant to the Learning Outcomes of the Award. The assessment of Prior Learning for the purposes of admission and/or credit transfer will be evidence-based, equitable and academically defensible (TEQSA Threshold Standards). The precise nature of the evidence-based assessment may vary from discipline to discipline and assessments will be made on the merit of each individual case. The College may, at its discretion, set additional requirements for the Recognition of Prior Learning, including testing, interviews and portfolio submission.

For more information, please refer to the ACPE Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure