Student induction


The modules and competencies that you will achieve by completing the course are documented in the course selection handbook and are available on this site. Fees and other course requirements are also documented.

Recognition of prior learning

At times you may have already have the skill necessary to be given credit for the competency for a number of reasons:

  • You may have completed this module or some of its competencies in another course and successfully demonstrated the competency

  • You may have developed the skills necessary for the competency through on the job training whether paid on unpaid work or voluntary work

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process used to assess individuals’ existing level of knowledge and skills against individual or multiple units of competencies. Students are provided with the school’s RPL policy prior to enrolment. They are made aware of the RPL application form. As part of their student induction, the process and types of evidence that can be used to support RPL applications is provided to them.

If you believe you already have the skills or have completed the competency you must apply using the Urangan State High School RPL application form.

  • All applications for RPL go to the teacher of the qualification in the first instance.

  • Students will need to provide sufficient documented evidence to support their claim for recognition to their teacher e.g. resume, certificates, photos, references from supervisors, performance reviews or job descriptions.

  • The RPL process and its outcome will be recorded in writing in the RPL register. Teachers dealing with the RPL application will provide feedback throughout the process to the student.

  • The teacher responsible for the delivery of the qualification will review the evidence provided by the student and give a written and verbal response (within 10 days of receipt of the evidence) to the student regarding whether the evidence is suitable for RPL.

  • The teacher handling the RPL application will develop and assess any alternative methods of assessment required as a result of an RPL application. The student may be asked to complete practical demonstrations of their skills to support their application for RPL. Assessment methods should be fair and flexible and reflective of assessment tasks delivered as part of the training and assessment strategy.

  • The teacher will update the student records if RPL is granted, following consultation with the VET coordinator.

  • The student will be made aware of any gaps in training as a result of the review of their application evidence.

  • The student will be also made aware of the appeals procedure if they are not satisfied with the decision on their RPL application.

Appeal RPL decision

  • A student dissatisfied with the response to the RPL application may initiate an appeal

  • The Urangan State High School 'Complaints and Appeals – VET Policies and Procedures' policy will be followed in this instance.

Credit Transfer

Urangan State High School recognizes AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by any other registered training organisation and has a separate policy and procedure regarding the credit transfer process for this.

Last reviewed 12 May 2020
Last updated 12 May 2020