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Course and Career Guide : 2013 Course and Career Guide
105 Credit for a unit of competency means that you will receive advanced standing and an exemption from studying that unit as part of the qualification. You can apply for credit towards your TAFE NSW qualification if you have: • completed previous relevant study at TAFE NSW • completed other relevant study in Australia • relevant skills and qualifcations gained overseas • relevant work and life experience. You can get credit for a TAFE NSW unit you have already completed in another TAFE NSW qualification, provided that the unit has the same or similar content and outcomes. Credit for Other Study in Australia TAFE NSW recognises equivalent courses from other education and training providers. You can apply for credit for learning in courses previously completed in TAFE NSW, or from other training providers, such as universities, schools, adult and community education colleges, private colleges and other Registered Training Organisations. Credit for Skills and Qualifications Gained Overseas If you have overseas qualifications in a field of study the same as, or related to, your intended TAFE NSW qualification, TAFE NSW will carefully consider whether they can be used to satisfy the entry requirements for a TAFE NSW course or to obtain advanced standing in that course. Your documents and qualifications must be in English or translated into English. If you need to translate documents, you can call the Community Relations Commission (CRC) on 1300 651 500. A free translation service of certain documents for migrants who have been Australian permanent residents for less than two years is provided by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Applications for free translations can be lodged at providers of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). WSI provides special recognition programs and services for overseas experienced people in some qualifications, such as Electrical Trades and Building Trades. If you cannot provide su cient documentation you may be required to do a challenge test or other assessment to demonstrate your skills. Credit for Work and Life Experience If your part time, full time or casual work experience has taught you skills you may be able to get Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if they are relevant to the qualification you are enrolled in. You may also get credit for work experience completed as part of previous training. You may have gained skills through community or volunteer work, sports team management, domestic and family responsibilities, or even your hobbies and leisure activities. These skills may be recognised if they are considered relevant. How and When to Apply for Credit Although you can apply for credit at any time, it is best to do it during the enrolment process or as soon as possible afterwards. To elect to have your previous and relevant TAFE NSW studies credited to your current course, you must tick the check box on your enrolment form or enrolment screen. These units will be automatically added to your record. If you wish to apply for credit for other studies or for work or life experience, talk to your teacher or Head Teacher as soon as possible, so that they can begin the credit process for you. When applying for credit, you will need to consider how your skills, knowledge and experience might relate to the qualification you are thinking about obtaining, and start collecting evidence. Your credit application might include some of the following: • qualifcations, certifcates or academic transcripts • work reports • performance appraisals • references from paid or voluntary work experience • job descriptions • samples of your work • fnished products, or videos/photos of these • project plans • minutes of meetings, correspondence. You may also be asked to undergo a practical assessment, skill demonstration or to answer some questions about your skills and work experience or your teacher may come out to your workplace to assess you. Information about how to apply for credit is available at enrolment. Your teachers can also advise you on how to submit your application and gather the necessary information to support your application.
2014 Study and Career Guide