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Vocational education exemption service

Kaplan Professional’s Exemption Service allows individuals to apply for an exemption based on previous training, study and work experience.

Mutual recognition (MR), also called credit transfer (CT), is the process of awarding credit for a unit or units of competency attained from another Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that are the same as the unit or units of competency in a Kaplan Professional subject or qualification.

Where this is the case, Kaplan Professional will recognise the certification issued, once validated, and give credit to the student for that subject or qualification. RTOs, including Kaplan Professional, are not obliged to issue a certification that would be entirely comprised of a subject or qualification completed at another RTO or RTOs where there is a direct credit transfer. This will be recorded as an exemption on the student’s record.

Kaplan Professional will accept MR applications for all nationally recognised training. To determine if your previous studies qualify for MR, please refer to the individual subject outlines under the ‘Course overview’ tab of the relevant course for the units of competency required.

 

Supporting documentation required for application:

  • Complete exemption application
  • Certified copy of Statement of Attainment listing the corresponding units of competency

Copies of documents, such as certificates and transcripts, must be certified as a true copy of the original. For the complete list of who can certify your documents, please refer to the certification list.

* Due to the holistic nature of the way we deliver our qualifications e.g. the FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning, exemptions are not available for individual units of competency.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is where prior study, completed in the last five (5) years, satisfies the learning outcomes of the Kaplan Professional subject.

Supporting documentation required for application:

  • Complete exemption application
  • Certified copy of academic transcript(s)
  • Copy of the relevant learning outcomes from your prior study

Copies of documents, such as certificates and transcripts (not learning outcomes), must be certified as a true copy of the original. For the complete list of who can certify your documents, please refer to the certification list.

 

Due to the holistic nature of the way we deliver our qualifications e.g. the FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning, exemptions are not available for individual units of competency.

Recognition of current competency (RCC) is a process assessing competency based on formal learning, non-formal learning or informal learning. Further information regarding the various learning types can be found in the Kaplan Professional’s Exemption Policy.

Please note: to apply for RCC in any RG 146 accredited subject, applicants will need to demonstrate formal learning in the relevant area to be eligible; we are unable to assess RCC on experience only.

Supporting documentation required for application:

  • Complete exemption application
  • Portfolio of evidence including (but not limited to):
    • Resume demonstrating relevant employment experience
    • Evidence of continuing and relevant professional development (CPD)
    • Letter from current employer describing current roles and responsibilities
    • Workplace documentation demonstrating current competency. For example, a recent Statement of Advice prepared for a client

 

Due to the holistic nature of the way we deliver our qualifications e.g. the FNS50615 Diploma of Financial Planning, exemptions are not available for individual units of competency.

  1. Read Part 1: ‘Exemption Information’ of the exemption kit
  2. Complete Part 2: ‘Exemption Application’ of the exemption kit
  3. Save all of your documents (including ‘Exemption Application’ and supporting evidence) as electronic files
    • Name each file according to the information they contain
    • E.g. Resume_John Smith or Superannuation_SoA
  4. Place all of your documentation into a zipped file and name it in the following format:
    • LastName_FirstName_Subject/Qualification_Exemption Type
    • E.g. Smith_John_DFP3 Superannuation_RCC
  5. Email your zipped file (which includes your completed exemption application and supporting documentation) to exemptions@kaplan.edu.au

Important to note: Please ensure payment details and a signed declaration are included before emailing your application to Kaplan Professional. Hard copy exemption applications will not be accepted, so please ensure you email your submission. Incomplete exemption applications will be returned without review (this includes the submission of documentation which is not accompanied with a complete exemption application).

  1. Email your completed exemption application and supporting documentation to the Exemptions team at exemptions@kaplan.edu.au
  2. When your exemption application has been received, the Exemptions team will check to see your application is complete. Once your application is deemed complete and ready for review:
    • You will be notified via email
    • A non-refundable application fee will be charged
    • Your exemption application will be forwarded to an assessor for review

    If the exemption application is deemed incomplete, it will be returned to you at this stage without charge. We will advise what further documentation is required to proceed.

  3. Once the exemption application has been reviewed, the outcome will be communicated to you via email. You will be required to confirm if you would like to proceed with the exemption outcome.
  4. Once the Exemptions team have received your confirmation, the exemption will be administrated and additional fee(s) processed.
  5. If you are eligible for a Statement of Attainment as a result of the exemption awarded, this will be issued and posted to you directly.

Exemption documents

Questions?

Please contact the Exemptions team at exemptions@kaplan.edu.au.