AFTT Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning


At enrolment, students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning if they believe they are eligible for recognition of existing knowledge and skills towards the achievement of the qualification. RPL is an assessment process that examines relevant evidence of an applicant’s prior learning (formal, non-formal and informal) to identify equivalence of competency gained through the completion of:

  • A related qualification or course from previous studies (evidence: qualification/s with transcript or a statement of attainment)
  • Relevant work and/or life experience (evidence: resume, work history and job descriptions, letters and references from paid or voluntary work experience, showreel, portfolio etc)

The RPL application is available in the applicant’s Welcome Pack or at Reception and must be returned 21 days prior to the course start date. A $200 fee applies for each unit of competency being assessed. Documents presented as evidence must be originals or certified copies. Please refer to the Guide to Certifying Documents. RPL applicants will also be interviewed and may be asked to do practical tasks to demonstrate their knowledge and skills are current.

If an RPL application is successful, a reduction to the relevant course tuition fees will be applied based on the equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) value of the unit/s of competency. This amount will stand as a credit towards the student’s final semester of study with AFTT.

Note: Our AFTT courses have been designed to incorporate significant integrated, practical components reflecting professional industry practice and hence, Tier subjects may include more than one unit of competency. Considering the uniqueness of AFTT’s holistic industry-focused training and assessment model, we consider it an advantage for students to attend all classes though related assessment requirements will be waived if course credit is granted.



If you are interested in applying for Recognition of Prior Learning or want to find out more about how Awarding of Credit works, download the links below.