RPL versus Credit Transfer

We've previously written about Recognition of Prior Learning, or RPL. Now we want to explain the differences between RPL and Credit Transfers. Same thing, right? Wrong.

RPL is the process of formally recognising your skills and knowledge gained throughout the course of your work and educational history. You would need to provide evidence of your skills which could include a portfolio of your work, role plays, feedback from colleagues, among many other things.

Credit Transfers are different. The results from previous subjects are transferred directly to your current course record for the relevant subjects. You would only need to provide a copy of your results without the need for further evidence.

With both of these methods, the evidence or subject results must be valid, sufficient, current and authentic. So, next time you’re thinking about studying, consider what skills you already have and talk to your facilitator up front. It could save you a lot of work.