3.1 An application must be accompanied by supporting documentation which includes material or evidence which clearly identifies the applicant’s previous learning, indicating the knowledge, skills and experience acquired and the time at which they were acquired.
3.2 Sources of evidence and supporting documentation include:
3.2.1 For formal learning for units completed at ACU, the unit code, unit name and year completed detailed on the relevant form.
3.2.2 For formal learning for units completed an another institution.
certified copies of academic transcripts and unit results, together with an official explanation of the grading system used; and
where the credit is not based on an articulation agreement, the appropriate sections from the handbook and/or official unit outlines (including learning outcomes, topics, unit workload (e.g. contact hours), assessment types) for the year in which the unit was passed, which describe in detail the unit(s) studied at another institution that are being used to apply for credit recognition.
3.2.3 For non-formal learning
a certified copy of a statement of satisfactory completion of the study offered by a professional body, enterprise, or other provider; and
a statement of the objectives, learning outcomes, content of the course and of any assessment completed; and
details of the contact hours of the course; and
information on the course presenter/s and their qualifications.
3.2.4 For informal learning
a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of support from an appropriate person/organisation who/which can verify relevant details;
certificates, reports, testimonials or affidavits relating to the applicant’s learning, skill or competency;
certified supporting statements from employers;
if the applicant has been self-employed, a copy of the ABN registration and a letter from an accountant or solicitor certifying the nature of the business and the period during which the applicant has been engaged in the business;
examples of the student’s work drawn from the workplace, social, community or other settings in which the student applies their learning, skill or competency;
reflective papers, journals, portfolio or a statement that relate/s the applicant’s prior learning to the learning or competency outcomes for which recognition is sought.
verify any units claimed to have been completed at ACU on the student system; and
undertake an assessment of the application based on the current information provided in regard to the specific professional requirements and learning and competency outcomes needed for credit to be granted for the particular unit or course.
5.2 The assessment of any application for credit on the basis of RPL must be initiated within 10 working days of receipt of the application.
5.3 The RPL Advisor may invite the applicant for interview and may seek further information from the applicant about any aspect of the application and supporting documentary evidence.
5.4 A student may be required to undertake an oral, written or practical assessment to determine the achievement of the learning or competency outcomes.
5.4.1 The assessment should not be tied to particular case studies which the student might not have had the opportunity to study. An alternative might be to assess the student on a case study topic agreed to by the student, or based on the student’s background.
5.4.2 The assessment may have a scope greater than a normal final examination for the subject if aspects of the content of that subject are assessed by methods other than the final examination.