Credit & Recognition
Benchmark College provides the opportunity for all students to apply to have prior learning and experience recognised toward a qualification or units of competence for which they are enrolled.
Recognition generally takes two forms: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer.
Recognition of Prior Learning - RPL
RPL is a type of assessment that recognises a person’s skills and knowledge as a result of previous work and/or life experience.
RPL assesses this unrecognised learning against the requirements of a unit of competence and removes the need for duplication of learning. A participant is required to provide evidence to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a unit of competence. This process is assessed in the same manner as any other assessment and is mapped to the standard under the same guidelines according to a training package.
Credit transfer is the recognition of learning achieved through formal education and training. Credit transfer allows a student to be awarded a unit of competence based on successful completion of the unit which has been previously awarded.
Benchmark College recognises AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by any other Registered Training Organisation.
An application for credit transfer must include certified copies of certificates/transcripts which outline the units in which credit transfer is being sought.
How to apply for Credit Transfer or RPL
Whilst students may apply for Credit Transfer or RPL at any time, they are encouraged to apply before commencing a training program as this will reduce unnecessary training.
⇒ RPL - contact our office to discuss your requirements
⇒ Credit Transfer - download the Credit Transfer and Verification Consent Form