Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognising your work experience and previous studies is a great way to fast-track your studies and earn your qualification faster. Lumify Learn offers 2 pathways:

  • Direct Credit Transfer

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

If you have undertaken any prior studies, you may be eligible to transfer credits towards your Certificate or Diploma, which could reduce the number of units needed to complete your qualification. Before enrolling, have a conversation with your Course Advisor to discuss potential credit transfers that can fast-track your studies and lower your course fees. You will need to provide evidence of your previous studies, and this will be verified before any credits can be applied. It's important to finalize this process before the start of your course for a smooth learning journey.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an experience, knowledge and skill assessment process that allows you to attain a nationally-recognised qualification or statement/s of attainment, based on skills and knowledge you have gained through previous experience. This is recognised as either formal training or informal (i.e. on the job) learning.

Why RPL?

RPL ensures your previous work experience, knowledge and skills are formally recognised. It also means you will be able to reduce the amount of time it takes to secure your qualification.

Who can apply for RPL?

Anyone who can demonstrate legitimate experience, knowledge and skills that are relevant to the course of study can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Recognition of Current Competency.

This applies regardless of whether your training or experience was developed in Australia or abroad. Recognition of Prior Learning assessments are evidence-based, so you must be able to provide evidence of your skills and knowledge for an assessor to deem you ‘competent’. RPL is assessed on a case-by-case basis and not all RPL applications are successful. You will have an assessor who will be able to assist you through the process and answer any questions you may have. 

RPL will not reduce the course fees, however, when successful, it can fast-track you through to completion of your course. Some students apply for 1 unit of RPL and some for 100 % of their course.

How does the RPL Assessment Process work?

You may be assessed in one of two ways:

  1. Written portfolio/CV/Resume only—In this case, compile your portfolio of evidence and submit, or

  2. Recognition interview—In this case, compile your portfolio of evidence and contact Lumify Learn to arrange a suitable date and time (via Teams, Zoom) to present your portfolio to your assessor at a recognition interview.

For more information about credit transfers or RPL, please contact us.