Recognising your existing skills under Smart and Skilled

 

Recognition is the process for people, through approved Smart and Skilled training providers, to have skills and knowledge from outside formal education, or units of competency completed through the training system, assessed and recognised. Recognition reduces the student fee for a Smart and Skilled course.

There are two ways of recognising your previous skills, knowledge and learning under Smart and Skilled:

  • Recognition of prior learning
  • Credit transfer.

 

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment of the skills and knowledge you have gained outside the formal education and training system.

You may have gained these skills and knowledge through:

  • work experience
  • voluntary work
  • school experience
  • life experience
  • sporting achievements.

Where you are granted RPL for one or more units of competency, the qualification price is adjusted and a new student fee is determined.

For further information about RPL and your student fee, please speak with your approved Smart and Skilled training provider or email the Smart and Skilled customer support team at smartandskilled.enquiries@industry.nsw.gov.au.

 

Credit transfer

Credit transfer is the credit given towards a qualification for a unit of competency from a nationally accredited course that you have completed through formal vocational education and training.

Where you are granted a credit transfer for one or more units of competency, the qualification price is adjusted and a new student fee is determined.

For further information about credit transfer and your student fee, please speak with your approved Smart and Skilled training provider or email the Smart and Skilled customer support team at smartandskilled.enquiries@industry.nsw.gov.au.

 

Find out more

You can find out more about RPL and credit transfer in the Candidate Guide to Skills Recognition.