Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) is the term used to include or be equivalent to: “credit”. RPL is the formal acknowledgment of knowledge and skills obtained through activities such as:
Students competency in all or part of the course or units can be assessed assessed through:
RPL in relation to Christian Ministry
In order to get RPL for the CMT Units you generally need to be someone who prepares and delivers Bible based messages to groups of people on a regular basis. Also, generally, you need to have complete copies of these messages in:
These messages that you have produced and delivered must prove that you have done the following:
In these messages would need to have addressed all the requirements outlined above.
When your RPL assessor looks at your message outlines and listens to the recordings they will need to see that you have done everything in your messages that the course units require a student to do if they are completing the Course from scratch.
Contact us for our RPL Guide which provides a detailed outline
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What evidence do I need to provide?
Evidence that might help to show how you meet the requirements of the Christian Ministry Units include:
Note: these documents would need to provide evidence of you meeting specific course and unit requirements as outlined in the RPL Guide.
How much evidence do i need?
In general terms, RPL can only be given to a person where they have evidence that is determined by a qualified assessor to be:
How much RPL can I apply for?
You can claim RPL for as many units as you can provide evidence for. If you submit appropriate evidence for all of the units, and an assessor deems that the evidence does show you are competent, then RPL can be granted for the full qualification.
If you are not able to receive full RPL, you will be advised of what 'gap' training and assessment is needed in order for you to receive the full qualification.
How much does RPL Reduce the fee by?
In some cases RPL can reduce both the time it takes to complete the course and the course fee.
The standard process for finding out how much the course fee for RPL will be is as follows:
How long does the RPL process take?
Generally, the length of time that the RPL process will take depends on:
The more thoroughly you complete the relevant sections of the RPL Guide, and the more clearly you link the evidence to the relevant Units, the quicker the process.
Applying for RPL
To make an RPL submission please follow this process: