RPL / RCC / Credit Transfer

Frequently Asked Questions


RPL / RCC / Credit Transfer
What about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

We understand that you may already have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
ALA has developed a streamlined, online, self-evaluation RPL process for this course. The Participant Handbook, available on the ALA website and Training Portal, provides more information about our RPL process.  Alternatively, you can contact ALA to discuss your RPL options.

What is a credit transfer?

Credit transfer is the recognition of learning achieved through formal education and training.
Under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations, ALA accepts and provides credit to learners for units of competency and/or modules (unless licensing or regulatory requirements prevent this) where these are evidenced by:

      1. AQF certification documentation issued by any other RTO or AQF authorised issuing organisation; or
      2. authenticated VET transcripts issued by the Registrar.

Credit transfer allows the unit of competency previously achieved by a participant to be recognised when they are enrolling in a related course where those units can assist them in meeting the requirements for a qualification. It is important to note that credit transfer is not recognition of prior learning (RPL) and cannot be granted for a full qualification (enrolment / admin costs may apply). RPL is assessment and is addressed within the RPL section.

What is the difference between RPL and RCC?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process whereby competency acquired through education, training, work experience, previous or current work and/or life experience may be formally recognised. It is an assessment process that recognises your current skills and experience, regardless of where and when the learning occurred. It is the formal acknowledgement of a person’s current skills and knowledge, no matter how, when or where the learning occurred.

Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) allows for acknowledgement and documentation of an individual’s current knowledge and skills without limiting the means by which the knowledge and skills may have been gained.

RPL/RCC are based on the understanding that people learn in different ways. It acknowledges that people learn through work experience, life skills and experience, as well as by education and training, be this informal or formal.

RPL/RCC takes into account a person’s acquired knowledge and skills plus experiences to provide credit towards formal qualification.

What is the assessment process?

The ALA has a very streamlined RPL process online, which allows you to:

  • Instructions & Info
  • Enrolment & USI
  • Complete a RPL self-evaluation
  • Provide your Work History
  • Background Info & relevant experience
  • Provide Workplace Evidence Portfolio & Summary
  • Complete Candidate Declaration
  • Participate in a Competency Conversation with an ALA Assessor to demonstrate and elaborate on your skills
  • You assessor may also provide specific knowledge questions (where applicable)

NB: Gap training if identified, will attract addition fees

What if I cannot demonstrate skills in all areas?

During your competency conversation, your Assessor will discuss any identified gaps and will discuss the further options available to you

How long do I have to complete?

3 months from enrolment date

What is the cost?
$1,500 (except BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management with RegPM accreditation)

When are the fees due?

Fees are due – 50% on enrolment & 50% on completion and are payable on the ALA Training Portal.  Payment can be made either via PayPal or direct deposit.  (The exception to this is the Diploma of Project Management with RegPM accreditation - as it includes RegPM application fee as well up front)

Do you offer payment plans?

Payment plans offer see – “When are fees due”?
For further options please contact – ALA Admin at info@australasianleadership.com