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Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

Relevant knowledge and skills can equal a formal qualification 

If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, Central College Online provides you with the opportunity to apply for recognition of prior learning and credit transfer. Should your application be successful you can reduce your study time and gain your Nationally Recognised Qualification faster!

How does it work?

Recognition of Prior Learning (or RPL) is a very flexible process that allows you to demonstrate your knowledge or capabilities and have them formally assessed.RPL allows you to have a formal Statement of Attainment or a qualification issued without further study, if you can demonstrate you have the capabilities and knowledge required according to the appropriate National Training Package. Central College Online assessors will work with you to ensure you provide the appropriate information.Once complete your Statement of Attainment or qualification will be Nationally Recognised by employers and other training providers – all over Australia.

Credit transfer is the recognition of learning achieved through formal education and training. Under the Australian VET Framework, qualifications and statements of attainment issued by any RTO are to be accepted and recognised by all other RTOs. Credit transfer allows a student to be awarded a unit of competency based on successful completion of the unit which has been previously awarded. For more information please see our Credit Transfer Policy.



  • Call our RPL Support Team
  • Evaluation
  • Complete Application
  • Assessment Process
  • Award Issued

The process

Central College Online is part of Australian Institute of Workplace Learning (AIWL) – a Nationally Recognised Registered Training Organisation. Statements of Attainment and Qualifications from Central College Online are recognised by

  • Employers around Australia
  • Industry Skills Councils
  • Australian Skills Quality Authority
  • Higher Education institutions such as Universal Business School Sydney
  • Industry associations including the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers


If you wish to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer please complete the forms located here. When applying for Credit Transfer, please attach certified copies of the evidence you have (e.g. Statement of Attainment or Certificate) to show you have completed the unit.

Alternatively, you can get in touch with the Central College Online team at support@centralcollegeonline.edu.au.


Who is this for?

Have you:

  • Worked in a job for years but never received formal training?
  • Completed training or education previously?
  • Worked overseas and your qualification isn’t recognised in Australia

Then you may be eligible to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer!


Pathway options

Graduates who plan to go further can leverage our partner network. This means if you complete a qualification such as an Advanced Diploma of Accounting, you could be eligible to apply for course credit for a Bachelor Degree Program at Universal Business School Sydney (UBSS).