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Sea School recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning application

Experienced people who have worked in the maritime industry and on vessels and/or hold relevant qualifications may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfer.

Sea School may offer a reduction in course duration to candidates if they are deemed to have significant knowledge, skills, experience and an appropriate work history.

The RPL process

  1. An RPL Application is submitted by the student well prior to course commencement.
  2. The application is reviewed by an assessor.
  3. The assessor will contact the student with the result of the application review. The assessor may request additional information.
  4. A competency conversation is conducted face to face. This provides an opportunity for the candidate to confirm their knowledge, skill level and discuss work history. The assessor reviews evidence provided with the candidate and records are taken.
  5. The Assessor analyses the application, confirms the evidence submitted including hours of sea service, work history and transcripts from other RTOs if applicable.
  6. The candidate may be given a number of written assessments or a practical assessment task to add to the evidence required to confirm competence in one or more units.
  7. The Assessor may grant RPL for some or all of the units in the course.
  8. An individual training plan is prepared for candidates who have been granted RPL in one or more units and are to attend gap training to complete the course.

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