Recognition of Prior Learning

Learning happens everywhere, not only through formal education, but also through experience in work, volunteering, and involvement in sporting or community groups. ATU recognises this learning and gives it value through a process called Recognition of Prior Learning, or RPL.

Use Recognition of Prior Learning for:

Entry to a programme

All programmes have entry criteria aligned with the National Framework of Qualifications. RPL may be used as an alternative means to satisfy entry criteria.

Advanced entry to a programme

Advanced entry to a programme is where one joins a programme in year 2, 3 or 4. An applicant will be considered for advanced entry following a process of assessment where they satisfactorily demonstrate they have learning equivalent to the overall learning of the previous stage(s).

Module exemptions

A fundamental principle of Recognition of Prior Learning is that one should not have to relearn something previously learned. It may be reasonable for a registered student to apply for an exemption for a module(s) on evidencing prior certified or experiential learning.
Learn more about RPL at ATU
Contact the RPL Team
Logos for Recognition of Prior Learning