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Kaplan Professional’s exams are delivered online via your Student Portal.
To offer you as much flexibility as possible, you can either sit your vocational education exams in one of the following two ways:
You have the flexibility to sit your vocational education exams face-to-face and supervised at your workplace or public venue.
Requirements to book a supervised face-to-face exam
It is important to note you will be required to organise an Independent Supervisor under the same conditions prescribed in your Student Handbook. Both you and your Independent Supervisor must meet the requirements before making your exam booking for face-to-face supervision.
1. The nominated Independent Supervisor must:
2. The exam venue must:
Book a vocational exam face-to-face
To book your supervised face-to-face exam:
Once your exam has been booked, you’ll receive an email confirming your exam booking with instructions. This email will also be sent to your nominated supervisor.
You can also sit your vocational education exams online via Zoom with a supervisor. This means you can sit your exam at home or in a suitable location where you won’t be disturbed while completing your exam.
Requirements to book a vocational exam with online supervision
It is important to note you will still be required to organise an Independent Supervisor under the same conditions prescribed in your Student Handbook. Both you and your Independent Supervisor must meet the requirements before making your exam booking for online supervision.
3. Both you and your Independent Supervisor must meet the following technical requirements:
How to book a vocational exam online with online supervision
To book your online supervised exam
Kaplan Professional recognises potential or current students may have undertaken previous training, study or have work experience equivalent to units of competency in a Kaplan Professional subject, course or qualification.
Where this can be demonstrated, an individual may be granted credit or recognition of prior learning (RPL).
Credit transfer (CT) is the process of awarding credit for a unit or units of competency (UoC) attained from another Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which are the same as the unit or units of competency in a Kaplan Professional subject or qualification.
CT Evidence Requirements
Individuals are required to provide certified copies of any relevant qualification certificates or statements of attainment listing the unit(s) of competency for which they are seeking credit transfer.
How to apply for credit transfer:
Note: Applicable administration fees apply. See CT and RPL fees section.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process assessing the competency(ies) of an applicant which may have been acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning.
RPL evidence requirements
Individuals are required to provide evidence of their skills and knowledge to meet the requirements of the units of competency for which they’re seeking RPL.
The RPL evidence requirements will vary between subjects and or courses. Specific evidence requirements for each qualification or course can be found in the RPL Kit made available to the applicant on commencement of the RPL process.
How to apply for RPL:
Note: Applicable fees apply. See CT and RPL fees section.
Note: RPL Kits are provided upon request; see ‘How to apply for RPL’ section.
Credit transfer (CT)
If your CT application is successful, an administration fee will apply. If your application is unsuccessful, no fees will apply.
Credit transfer fee:
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
For RPL applications, a non-refundable $310 RPL application fee will be charged upfront. If your RPL application is unsuccessful, no further fees will apply.
If your RPL application is successful, an administration fee per subject will apply. The RPL application fee will be credited towards the balance of your overall administration fee(s).