What is Recognition of Prior Learning?

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What is Recognition of Prior Learning?

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Macquarie University acknowledges that learning can take place outside of the formal education system, and that recognising formal, informal and non-formal learning supports an individual's lifelong learning goals. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process of assessing prior learning, that may include::

  • Formal learning: learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially accredited qualification.
  • Informal learning: learning gained through work, social, family, hobby or leisure activities and experiences. Unlike formal or non-formal Learning, informal learning is not organised or externally structured in terms of objectives, time or learning support.
  • Non-formal learning: learning that takes place through a structured program of learning but does not lead to an officially accredited qualification.

 

Credit granted on the basis of RPL may count towards the credit point requirement for your degree.

 

To apply for RPL, click here.