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Skills Recognition via Recognition of Prior Learning - RPL

  • Skills Recognition at CIT is Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior learning (RPL). For more information on applying for Credit Transfer, visit the Credit Transfer page.

Which of my skills and experiences are relevant?

You may have developed skills and knowledge that will count towards a qualification if you:

  • have undertaken previous study in the same or similar field (that is not eligible for Credit Transfer)
  • are currently working in the industry or similar
  • have worked in the past as above
  • are raising a family
  • are participating in social, recreational, or educational activities
  • are involved in a hobby or are volunteering in your community.

What does RPL cost?

If you are looking to have your work or life experience recognised, you will be charged at the normal rate for each unit of competency/subject you apply for. These rates vary for each course and unit of competence. You will find the cost of each unit of competence listed on the specific course pages.

What do I do next?

  1. Identify the course and/or units of competency for which you’d like to receive RPL.
  2. Apply for RPL by:
    1. Lodge a RPL Expression of Interest form or
    2. Attend an Information and Enrolment session for your chosen course.
  3. After discussing your skills with an assessor from the relevant course area, identify the units of competency/subjects that you'd like to apply for, complete the below Skills Recognition RPL form.
  4. Email your completed form to or visit any CIT Student Services location to submit your application.
  5. You will be issued an invoice and you will need to pay your fees by the due date (payment plans are not available for Skills Recognition, however concessions may apply). Assessment of your skills does not commence until fees are paid.
  6. Provide and showcase your evidence when requested by a CIT assessor. This evidence may include (documents that demonstrate previously completed work or projects, reports from your supervisor, portfolios of work, or evidence of previous study).
  7. You may be required to participate in a practical skills assessment, either in the workplace or at CIT.
  8. Your evidence will be assessed against all units of competency/subject requirements.
  9. Your results will be processed, and documentation of formal recognition will be provided.
  10. If you require any assistance please contact the CIT Information Line on 02 6207 3188.

Skills Recognition Request for RPL Form (PDF 684Kb)