Endeavour’s approach to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) aims to support access to lifelong learning, promote student success, and enhance graduate mobility between institutions, sectors, states and countries.
Previous study in a related field is not a requirement for enrolling into a course at Endeavour College of Natural Health. However, if you have studied previously – or are currently studying – you may be eligible for RPL. Previous learning can be utilised for RPL even if you have not completed an entire course of study.
Students seeking RPL during the admissions process will be supported by the College and provided with a pathway that recognises their best starting point based on their previous achievements and/or experience.
Assessing the potential for credit will consider the range of learning types and comparability of previous learning to the requested subject/s or unit/s.
Formal Learning includes learning achieved as part of a recognised AQF level course or qualification (or its equivalent in the case of international study).
Formal study may include VET or Higher Education study including Non-award completion of a subject, Unit/s of Competency, Undergraduate Certificates, Certificates I – IV, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees, Bachelor Degrees, Bachelor Honours Degrees, Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Masters Degrees, or Doctoral Degrees.
Informal Learning includes learning achieved as part of a non-AQF course or qualification.
Informal study may include any non-AQF structured course of study in which you gained and can evidence your learning. This may include unaccredited courses, professional development courses, or other types of structured learning.
Non-formal Learning includes professional or paraprofessional experience which is not part of a course or qualification. Non-formal learning may include workplace experience or other life experiences or learning which occurs outside of a structured course of study.
You will be required to provide evidence that demonstrates your previous learning remains current, and that you are ready to move into a new study that builds on your existing knowledge.
Credit into a Higher Education award: learning must have been completed within the last 10 years (or been maintained through further related learning and/or experience such as in the workplace).
Credit into a Vocational Education and Training (VET) award: learning must have been completed within the last three years (or been maintained through further related learning and/or experience such as in the workplace).