Recognition of Prior Learning fees

In the vocational education sector it is possible for students to gain formal recognition of their current skills or to receive further training to update or improve their qualifications.

RMIT offers two services under this scheme:

  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) - where we formally assess your previous work and life experiences, along with any formal, informal or non formal learning, and determine whether this could be worth credit in lieu of study. This means you don’t have to spend time learning things you already know.
  • Recognition of current competency (RCC) - where we assess your previously completed accredited qualification in circumstances where it may have expired or where you have not been practicing.


RPL does not include any additional training required to achieve a competency. If you require additional tuition before you can achieve RPL, you can apply for admission to your chosen program.

RPL fees for vocational education

RPL is available as a study mode in all RMIT vocational education courses. Students can apply for RPL for all of the courses in their program of study, from a minimum of one course to a maximum of all courses in the program.

For both Victorian Government subsidised and full-fee students, vocational education RPL fees are equivalent to the standard tuition fees for the course(s) for which RPL is sought.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.

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