Does Fees Free cover fees related to the recognition of prior learning (RPL)?

No, fees related to the recognition of prior learning are not covered under Fees Free. This means you may be charged fees for having your prior learning assessed by your tertiary provider, transitional Industry Training Organisation (ITO) or a registered assessor.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is also known as recognition of current competency (RCC) and assessment of prior learning (APL). Neither RPL, RCC, nor APL are covered under Fees Free, which only funds the formal teaching and learning activities that lead to qualifications.

We suggest you ask your provider or transitional ITO to make it clear which fees are covered by the government under Fees Free, and which fees you may have to pay.

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