Credit and Recognition – evidence

Version 1.1 | 20-01-2021

This information applies to all students enrolled in (or applying for) our tertiary / VET courses

The onus is on you, as the applicant, to gather evidence to demonstrate how your prior learning and/or current skills-and-knowledge meet the standards for a unit of competency.

The application form provides guidance on the types of evidence you may provide – including (but not limited to):

  • formal qualifications, licences, ratings and endorsements
  • prior attainment of units of competency, or other units/modules
  • workplace / industry professional development
  • non-accredited training
  • informal learning
  • work experience
  • life experience.

The evidence should provide a holistic view of your ability to meet the requirements of the unit of competency, and therefore a combination of different types of evidence is recommended.

Only include evidence relevant to your application.

Evidence can be provided as (but not limited to):

  • samples of work completed
  • position descriptions
  • references
  • testimonials from supervisors or employers
  • qualification certificates
  • statements of results / attainment
  • licences
  • assessment work and results
  • work records
  • log books
  • diaries

Copies of official documents used as evidence must be copied from verifiable original documents. We may verify a document with the producer of the document. You must be able to show us the original documents if we request you to do so.

The evidence you provide must be:

  • Valid – the evidence relates directly to the standards in the unit of competency
  • Reliable –  the evidence is clear, concise, well referenced, and confirmed by more than one source (where relevant)
  • Current – the evidence is currently relevant to the skills, knowledge and attitudes described by the standards in the unit of competency; and/or any related licensing requirement. For example, a course  completed 15 years ago may no longer be current if the holder has not practiced in the relevant profession
  • Authentic – the evidence is entirely real and authentic, and verifiable through checks with third-party providers and/or the issuer of the evidence
  • Sufficient – the amount of evidence is sufficient to prove current competency against the standards in the unit of competency. In general, more than one type of evidence, and/or multiple examples of evidence, will be required (where relevant).
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