How it could work

Student A has not applied for RPL and below shows a typical pattern for studying a part time Bachelor’s degree – it shows the number of academic credits an individual must gain, and at what level, during each year of study.

Student B has applied for RPL and is awarded 120 credits at Level 4 and 60 credits at Level 5 – this example shows the student will not have to complete years 1 – 3 as their prior learning has been taken into consideration. They will begin their study at Year 4 and will have to complete the modules for years 4 – 6.

Student B is expected to complete a bridging module aimed at developing study skills to enable the student to work at the higher levels effectively without having completed years 1 – 3.