Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is a formal assessment process where you may be eligible for recognition towards units in a qualification. This process requires you to demonstrate you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through gathering evidence of previous skills and knowledge gained by formal and informal training, work experience, and or life experience. RPL is a process that maps your skills knowledge and experience to a unit of competency within the nationally recognised qualification framework: the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).


Read RPL Policy and Procedure (PDF, 201.2 KB)


Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is a process that provides you with credit for previous formal study that is equivalent to a unit or units of competency in your nominated qualification.

Current and prospective students are eligible to apply for credit transfer when:

  • You have previously successfully completed the unit/s through other registered training organisation or higher education provider
  • The unit/s for which you are applying for credit was not awarded by the previous registered training organisation or higher education provider through credit
  • You are applying for admission or currently enrolled in unit/s with UQ College for which you are applying for credit
  • The unit/s is embedded within the qualification in which you are applying for admission or enrolled. Where the relevant unit/s are electives within the qualification’s packaging rules, only the required number of electives for the qualification will be eligible for credit.

Credit Transfer Applications

To make a credit transfer application you will need to:

  • Complete a Credit Transfer Application Form (VET)
  • Submit your application prior to the start of study.

Along with this form, you should also submit any relevant qualification testamurs, Record of Results, statements of attainment, graduation statements, or a USI Transcript. These documents should either be copies certified by a Justice of the Peace, or originals for sighting by an appropriate UQ College staff member.


Credit Transfer Decisions

UQ College will advise you of the credit transfer decision in writing as soon as possible after your application and all relevant documentation are received.

Email UQ College to request an Application for Credit Transfer Form.

Read Credit Transfer Policy (PDF, 199.2 KB)