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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Be formally assessed and recognised for your skills without undergoing any training
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer of prior learning are an excellent and economical option for filmmakers seeking formal recognition of skills. Your accreditation can also contribute toward a full Qualification.
Available only for Units in our Certificate III in Media or Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media programs. RPL or Credit Transfer must be requested prior to commencement for those students undertaking a full qualification Course.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that assesses an your non-formal and informal learning (for example, work experience) to determine the extent to which you have achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of a qualification.
Credit transfer - if you have undertaken previous study
Credit transfer assesses the initial course or subject that an individual is using to claim access to, or the award of credit in, a destination course. The assessment determines the extent to which the client’s initial course or subject is equivalent to the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards in a qualification. This may include credit transfer based on formal learning that is outside the AQF.
If you have undertaken equivalent Units from a course previously (ie. the same Unit code), there is no need to apply for Credit Transfer. Open Channel automatically rexcognises the AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other Registered Training Organisation.
Why request RPL/Credit Transfer?
* It provides formal recognition for experienced practitioners, for example wishing to become trainers and assessors who have not undergone prior formal training
* It recognises that you are entering a unit / course with existing skills.
* It means that you only need to study units which are relevant.
* Eliminate the need for training in skills and knowledge you already have
* Save time by not having to attend classes and completing unnecessary work
* Save money because you will not have to buy textbooks and learning resources
* Complete your qualification in a shorter time
* Advance more quickly to a higher level qualification if you wish
* Is usually cheaper than the cost of undertaking the relevant accredited course
How much does it cost?
RPL/Credit Transfer cost at Open Channel is $100 per Certificate III in Media Unit, or $200 per Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media Unit. If successful, there is an additional fee of $25 per RPL/Credit Transfer application (one or more Units) for issuing the Award/Statement of Attainment. If you are unsuccessful, Open Channel will credit you 50% of your RPL/Credit Transfer application fees to be used toward further training at Open Channel (time limit on redeeming credit applies).
Who can apply?
You should apply for RPL/Credit Transfer in any Unit(s) in which you can demonstrate (evidence) that your prior learning and or experience show that you are already competent in a particular Unit of Competency.
How does it work?
If you have been working in the screen industry, and are over 50 years old but have never been formally recognised for your skills, read this page.
For more information on how to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer download the following:
RPL/Credit Transfer Information Kit (PDF) and
RPL Application Form (PDF)
RPL Application Templates (Word)
You can also contact the Training & Professional development department at email@example.com for more information.