Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers

Find out how gaining recognition for your past studies can get you qualified sooner. 

Get the credit you deserve

Australian Paramedical College (APC) is proud to offer nationally recognised training that helps qualify future healthcare professionals through our:

These accredited courses not only provide students with the ability to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfers (CT), it also allows APC graduates to further their studies through higher education with the possibility of gaining credits.

Benefits of RPL & CT

Direct CT can reduce course fees

Successful applications may equal faster course completion

No costs associated with applying*

*Successful CT applications result in a $50 fee per unit.

Who is likely to gain RPL or CT?

When applying for RPL or CT at APC, there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’.

As APC currently offer emergency and non-emergency healthcare courses, the chances of you gaining RPL or CT on your course are high as your experience, coupled with your education could make studying at APC a breeze!

Ensure to speak to your APC course advisor, outlining what qualifications you currently hold, and the number of years you have under your belt in the sector. From there we can conduct a proposal which suits the needs of an enrolment at APC.

Wondering how to get off-ward and on-road? APC’s courses can be the perfect place to start – so much so that we have a ‘Nurse to Paramedic Pathway‘ you can check out to get qualified as soon as possible. 

As a nurse, you may be surprised to learn that paramedicine differs from nursing but the good news is the basic foundations are quite similar, so you could find yourself gaining a few credits on an enrolment with APC.

Do you currently work as a Medical Emergency Services Officer (MESO), or similar? If so, you could be eligible for credits at APC.

APC’s courses don’t just get you qualified with the basics of healthcare, they allow you to become a healthcare professional. Our courses include units of competency that cover topics of manual handling, working with diverse individuals, managing personal stressors and more – many of which you could already be doing in your role in the resources industry.

Interested in understanding your eligibility in more depth? Enquire today!

Don’t forget to check out our recent blog on ‘What is a MESO?‘ too.

If you currently work within disability or individual support, APC’s qualifications could align well with your current education and experience to gain credits, time, and costs off of your course.

Have a chat with APC today to see how we can help you get qualified to either upskill in the workplace or start a new career within the pre-hospital sector.

You may be new to healthcare, but if you have certificates or degrees from other formal education, you could have some credits up your sleeve that you didn’t even know about!

Whether or not it’s a short course such as first aid or CPR, all the way up to a bachelor, there is no harm in speaking to an APC Course Advisor to see what you could be eligible for. We’re always happy to help!

What’s the difference between RPL and CT?

RPL is the recognition of prior education or skills through informal or formal learning. Informal could mean skills acquired via a program or experience however not formally gained from an official certificate/education. Formal can occur should you have a equivalent qualificaiton and industry currently to fulfil the requirements of the unit you are applying for. 

CT are considered skills taught through formal learning. This can be prior education through accredited private and public registered training organisations such as APC. 

Successfully gaining direct CT could provide you with discounts on your course and fewer units to complete too. RPL provides reduced units alone.

Have confidence in your credits

1,000+ recognition proposals

APC issued over 500 recognition proposals to individuals in 2022 alone. 

A high average credit rate

The average granted RPL/CT per student is 4 units of theory. This can be up to 30%* of your enrollment!

*Percentage based on HLT31120 – Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport.

12-24 hour turnaround

Expect a 12-24 business hour turnaround for a proposal to be issued once you speak to a Course Advisor.

What to expect at APC

A dedicated in-house RPL Officer

APC is proud to have a RPL Officer who works in close collaboration with our Training and Assessment Team to support students with their applications for RPL and CT.

By offering pre-and-post enrollment proposals, you can gain an understanding of what you may be eligible for before enrolling. 

This means that you can feel confident before commencing your preferred course and committing to paying any funds that APC is there to support you from the beginning of your study journey.

What evidence do I need to supply?

The evidence you need to supply depends on whether you’re applying for RPL or CT. You can request a pre-enrollment proposal before enrolling, which will outline your eligibility after speaking with an APC Course Advisor.

For RPL, APC will guide you through the process upon enrollment. Once this is completed, a Trainer and Assessor will assess your knowledge via video call. If deemed satisfactory (and no further practical aspect is required), the unit will be considered competent the unit will be on your SOA or qualification as RPL.

If applying for direct CT, APC will request a copy of your USI transcript or a certified copy of your record of results for verification. Once approved, you’ll receive CT for the relevant theory units The credit transfer will be  credited against your course fees. 

Enquire now

If you’re interested in learning what you might be eligible for, get in touch with our team today!

Simply fill out the below form to receive a Course Overview of your choice and you will hear from one of our friendly team members soon.