Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognising learning for credit
Have the experience, skills or knowledge, but not the qualification?
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 (CRT)
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 (RPL)
This 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.
Applying for RPL/CRT
Applying for RPL/CRT is a three-step process:
- Indicate your interest in RPL/CRT using the online enrolment process. This will initiate your MIT student identity
- Write to RPL.CRT@manukau.ac.nz and state the programme for which you are interested in getting credit
- Complete the appropriate RPL/CRT application form for the programme you wish to study.
If you want to apply for credit for courses when you enrol, you must formally request RPL/CRT using the MIT online application form at least 30 working days before the course start date. The Head of School might agree to accept your RPL/CRT application later than this. Late applications may delay the completion of your RPL/CRT.
You can also apply for RPL/CRT well in advance of starting your studies.
Whenever you choose to apply for RPL/CRT, you will need to complete the MIT online enrolment form and a separate RPL/CRT application form, so we have the details we need to process your results.
You will be subject to MIT’s Student Regulations for each year in which you are enrolled, whether you are an enrolled student or an RPL candidate.
Before applying for RPL/CRT you should consider the following points:
- Is your knowledge and experience and/or previous related study from the past 5 years?
- Do you think your knowledge and experience and /or your previous related study meet the purpose of the course/s of your study choice?
- Do you think you can provide authentic and verifiable evidence for your chosen course/s?
- Do you think you be eligible for RPL, CR, CT or a combination of the these?
- Have you calculated approximately how much the RPL/CRT fees will be? (You could pay course by course or in a lump sum)
- Are you aware that if your application for RPL/CRT means you will be studying for less than 80% of full-time study, you may no longer be eligible for loans and allowances?
Once you have considered these questions and you know that you want to proceed with your RPL/CRT application, tick the RPL button in the online enrolment form and write to RPL.CRT@manukau.ac.nz to request an application form tailored to the study you are interested in. Alternatively, download the RPL Application Form template and email it to RPL.CRT@manukau.ac.nz once you have completed it.
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If you have questions about your qualifications or prior skills, or to find out more, contact us today. Email RPL.CRT@manukau.ac.nz.