Recognition of prior earning (RPL) is the process whereby prior study, life experience and work history are measured against the requirements for the course the student intends to take.
If what the student has learnt is relevant to the course, he / she may be exempt from some course units (or parts of units).
The student must apply for RPL.
The student will be required to show where prior learning and / or experience may be relevant.
The student may also be required to attend an interview to discuss such an application. In some cases it may be necessary to take a test or present a portfolio of work to assess his / her present knowledge and skill levels.