ACM supports students seeking exemptions based on their previous studies and experience
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process is provided by the College to minimise time and cost to students who can provide evidence of competencies currently held for a given subject/course.
All applications for RPL will be considered on an individual basis by the Academic Board who meet fortnightly during the academic year.
Applications for RPL may only be made on the RPL Application Form provided by ACM. The application must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of $350. All sections must be completed and relevant documentation supporting this application must be attached. No claims for recognition will be considered unless supported with relevant documentation such as course outlines, subject descriptions, certificates, academic transcripts and/or industry experience. Certificates, qualifications and academic transcripts must be an original certified photocopy, do not send originals. View the RPL application form below for persons eligible to certify documents.
The assessment will be based on formal training in a university course or training in a similar course at a similar college/institution and/or evidence of relevant industry experience. Refer to the subject guide online or in the course guide for each subject content summary. This overview can guide you through the application process in matching your previous study against the current Certificate IV and Diploma course content.
Once the RPL process has been completed you will receive confirmation via email within 4 weeks of submitting your application.
Summary of steps to apply for RPL:
Step 1: Download the RPL form below and collate relevant documentation including certified photocopies of any certificates, qualifications and academic transcripts. Do not send originals as documents are not returned.
Step 2: Refer to the subject guide online and in the course guide for a summary of each subject. This will guide you in selecting which subjects to apply for by comparing your previous study against the current Certificate IV and Diploma course content.
Step 3: Send completed RPL form including payment details (ensuring all relevant documentation is attached) to:
Fax: 1300 880 884
Post: 98 York Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Step 4: Await confirmation of RPL outcome which you will receive via email within 4 weeks of submitting your application.
Your Application will fall into one of the following categories:
Successful recognition means that the application was successful and a full subject credit transfer has been granted. There is no lecture attendance, assessment or financial obligation for the subject.
Challenge assessment means that the application may be deemed successful on the satisfactory completion of a skills and/or knowledge assessment for the subject. The assessment may be in the form of written assignment, physical demonstration, written exam or a combination of the above. An additional fee is required which must be paid prior to attempting the assessment and covers the individualised attention in preparation and marking of the assessment.
Unsuccessful recognition means that there was not sufficient evidence to support successful recognition. Enrolment in the subject is required.
Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice Credit Transfer
Applicants who have completed the HLT40302 or HLT40307 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice may apply for a credit transfer for Subjects 1-8 at a reduced fee. If this is you, contact the student service team on 1300 880 885 for further information.