Postgraduate Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), also known as Advanced Standing, recognises your experience and/or studies. When you apply for RPL, we will assess your prior learning and may award you credit for a portion of the course in which you are currently studying. The granting of credit results in the reduction of the amount of learning required to achieve your qualification.


We recognise various types of prior learning towards Kaplan postgraduate courses:

RPL based on an Industry Designation
Submit an application via this option if you have completed an industry recognised designation listed on the Credit Precedent list.

The Credit Precedent list is provided as a guide only and should be viewed in conjunction with chosen courses and applicable course requirements.
No charge
RPL based on prior postgraduate study
Submit an application via this option if you have completed postgraduate studies at another institution and are seeking credit into a Kaplan subject(s) based on this learning.

Evidence of a minimum of 80% coverage of the Kaplan subject content is required for RPL to be granted.

Fee Information:
1. If your RPL application is unsuccessful, no additional fees will apply
2. If your RPL application is successful, the RPL fee will apply (your $250 application fee will be credited towards the balance of your overall RPL fee).
$250 per subject*

*a single non-refundable $250 application fee will be charged upfront.

Note: in accordance with FASEA’s FPS001 Education Pathways Policy, other forms of prior learning may be recognised. If you are an existing financial adviser seeking credit in accordance with your FASEA education pathway, refer to the RPL Application Form (existing financial adviser).


How to complete your application?

Students must complete the applicable RPL application form and submit to ensuring they have:

  • completed the application form and signed the declaration
  • supplied required evidence

Advanced Standing application documents:



You can call your Student Advice team on 1300 135 798 or send an email to