Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Have the experience, skills or knowledge, but not the qualification? Have you studied with another provider and would like your credits recognised?
MIT recognises that adult learners come with a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience. We understand that learning in the workplace is just as important in providing a set of valuable skills and experience as learning in the classroom. That’s why we are proud to offer a variety of ways to recognise prior learning.
There are several ways we recognise your skills and knowledge.
Credit Recognition and Transfer is recognition of prior formal learning, such as Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR) programmes, or credits gained through formal training leading to qualifications in New Zealand.
Recognition of informal prior learning applies to on-the-job training, skills and experience, learning through community courses, professional development programmes or skills and knowledge gained through voluntary work.
For each process evidence of prior learning is required. See the many ways you can provide evidence below.
Is RPL for me?
Anyone with knowledge and skills gained through informal learning or formal learning can apply for RPL.
The RPL process includes an assessment of your skills and knowledge against the outcomes of the relevant course.
For example, a successful applicant is someone who has a good amount of experience in the area in which they are seeking a qualification and can either provide authentic evidence and/or demonstrate knowledge and skills. This area of experience is current and relevant to the course or qualification.
Credits for knowledge and skills are not awarded in every case as industry regulations and standards may apply.
Fees apply for the assessment of prior learning process (APL).
Find out more
If you have questions about your qualifications or prior skills, or to find out more, contact us today at 0800 62 62 52 or email email@example.com