Credit transfer/national recognition
Credit transfer is training credit for a unit of competency or module previously completed by a client and includes granted application for mutual recognition. Credit transfer and a granted application for mutual recognition are essentially administrative processes. These are not formal enrolments in the normal sense, because they involve neither delivery nor assessment of the student’s knowledge. However, credit transfers need to be recorded and reported, firstly to exempt the student from the need to enrol in the unit, and secondly for the purposes of provider and systems calculation of qualification eligibility.
Upon application by the client, the provider consults curriculum documents or official lists to determine the extent to which the client’s previously achieved program of study or subject is equivalent to the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards in a program of study they are now undertaking.
National recognition: (a) recognition by a registered training organisation (RTO) of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and statements of attainment issued by all other RTOs, thereby enabling national recognition of the qualifications and statements of attainment issued to any person; (b) recognition by each state and territory’s registering body of the training organisations registered by any other state or territory’s registering body and of its registration decisions; and (c) recognition by all state and territory course-accrediting bodies and registering bodies of the courses accredited by each state or territory’s course-accrediting body and of its accreditation decisions.
All prospective students will have the opportunity to discuss credit transfer and national recognition prior to enrolment.