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
- testimonials from supervisors or employers
- qualification certificates
- statements of results / attainment
- assessment work and results
- work records
- log books
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).