Credit transfer is a process that gives you credit for components of a qualification based on equivalent study that you've previously successfully completed.
If you've previously completed formal studies, for example at TAFE, another VET provider, or higher education provider, you may be eligible to receive credit towards a TAFE Queensland qualification.
If we assess that units in your course are equivalent to any you have previously completed, you will receive a credit transfer for those modules or units. That means you won't have to study or pay for those units again and they will count towards your qualification.
If you've previously completed formal studies it's worth checking to see if you're eligible for a credit transfer as it can reduce the amount of units you need to complete to receive your qualification.
Credit transfer can also:
To apply for a credit transfer you will need a credit transfer application form and supply relevant evidence such as qualification testamurs or graduation statements.
There are two separate forms for VET and Higher Education programs:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that recognises the skills you have gained through prior study (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) or previous work experience or volunteer work.
If you RPL some of your units, the qualification you will receive is no different to any other. It is still a fully-recognised qualification that you can complete in less time, and at a lower cost.
Note: There are limits to the amount of RPL you can claim for qualifications. You will be advised of these limitations when you apply.
Getting or upgrading your qualifications is a fantastic resume booster. You can take your career to the next level knowing that your skills and expertise are recognised in line with current industry benchmarks.
Recognition of Prior Learning can also:
Our expert team will carefully assess your experience including past qualifications, relevant skills, and industry knowledge. Information about your knowledge and experience will be aligned to the relevant components of the qualification. You will receive recognition for the units or modules in which you have demonstrated either competency or similarity of learning outcomes, and you will only need to complete any remaining units to receive the qualification.
You may be eligible for a part of complete qualification through RPL. You can receive recognition towards an entire vocational qualification (certificate or diploma level) or up to two-thirds of a degree level qualification (four year degree).
The cost for RPL in a VET course will vary depending on the number of units of competency you successfully gain recognition for, the fee structure of the course and any assessment or training required. You will be provided with an approximate cost for your unique situation when you apply.
There is no cost for RPL with higher education units of study.
To apply for RPL simply submit an enquiry so we can provide you with the appropriate application form. You will need to submit your application before the start of study (or the relevant census date for FEE-HELP/VET Student Loans students). Along with this form you will also need to supply any relevant documentation that supports your application including existing qualifications and evidence of your previous roles.
Jono Coker is an outdoorsy man. “I like being outside. I love the freedom and fresh air and I really enjoy the hard work, it keeps you fit,” he said. Mr Coker, a Topaz resident, is the Acting General Manager at Bama Services, an Indigenous owned civil construction, building and landscaping services contractor based in Cairns. “My father was a bit of a garden guru and I guess his green thumb rubbed off on me. “Currently I am working on the landscaping of the Munro Martin Park redevelopment,” he said. Mr Coker started out as a supervisor at Bama Services and he has worked his way up the ranks, thanks in part, to the qualifications he has earned at TAFE Queensland North. Mr Coker is currently studying a Certificate III in Landscaping and he also has three other Certificate qualifications in Horticulture, including one he gained entirely through Recognition of Prior Learning. “I would definitely recommend RPL to anyone who has experience, even if they are only able to RPL some and not all of their course, it is worth it,” Mr Coker said.