Kaplan's Exemptions Service
Our Exemptions Service provides you with the means by which you can use your previous study and current work experience to gain a subject exemption in a Kaplan Professional Education course or gain formal recognition of your skills and experience.
The process requires you to demonstrate your current level of competence by providing KPE with documentary evidence of your study and/or work experience.
- Methods of exemption - application fees
- Applying for an exemption
- Exemption pathways
- Subject outlines
- Forms, policies
The rates below apply to all Exemptions
Fees per subject
|Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)||
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)||
A processing fee of $50 will be charged upon receipt of your application
* If your application is successful, the balance of the application fee of $225 will be charged.
To apply for a recognition or exemption you need to follow these steps:
- Download the subject specific Exemption Application Kit and read it carefully. It will guide you on the types of evidence required for that subject
- Gather the evidence you need to support your application for exemption
- Submit your completed Exemption Application form and documentary evidence to email@example.com or post to the Assessment Manager, Kaplan Professional Education, GPO Box 9995, Sydney NSW 2001.
Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
When the skills, knowledge and experience you use in your current and/or recent workplace can be assessed as meeting the requirements of a Kaplan Professional Education subject.
When the units of competency awarded to you by another Registered Training Organisation are an exact match to those in a Kaplan Professional Education subject.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
When a program of accredited study you have previously undertaken meets the requirements of a Kaplan Professional Education subject.
When you cannot provide documentary evidence of previous relevant study or current work experience
The exemption will be awarded to you after you have successfully attempted the Kaplan Professional Education assessment tasks for a subject. Should you choose this option, you will only be given access to the assessment material for a subject. You will not have access any learning resources as in selecting this pathway, an assumption is being made that you are competent, but have no evidence to support your claim.
Exemptions and RG146 compliance
Relevant KPE subjects and courses are listed on the ASIC Training Register. This means they meet the minimum training requirements in relation to RG 146. If your application for Exemption for a Kaplan subject listed on the ASIC Training Register is successful, then you can be confident you have met the minimum training standards required in relation to RG 146.
KPE has subjects and courses in the following subject areas:
- Financial Planning
- Life Insurance
- Managed Investments
- Self Managed Superannuation Funds
- Foreign Exchange
- Cash and Deposit Taking
- General Insurance
The subject outlines for each subject in Kaplan qualifications provide valuable information about the learning outcomes and units of competency in each subject. You can use that information to assist you in collecting your evidence of competency.
Course outline Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF)
Course outline FNS50611 Diploma of Financial Planning - Level 1
Course outline FNS60410 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning - Level 2
Course outline FNS40811 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking
Course outline FNS50311 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management
Course outline FNS40111 Certificate IV in Credit Management
Download the relevant Exemption Application Kit below
FNS50611 Diploma of Financial Planning - Level 1
FNS60410 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning - Level 2
DFP7 Client Engagement Strategies
FNS40811 Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking
FNS50311 Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management
FNS40111 Certificate IV in Credit Management
Recognition of New Zealand Authorised Financial Advisers – Vocational EducationSelf-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF)
Exemptions Policy and Procedure
All Kaplan Policies