If you have the skills, you deserve the recognition
What is Skills Recognition?
We know that learning takes place everywhere, not just in a classroom. People learn from:
- knowledge, skills and experience attained from paid or unpaid work
- training of any kind
- life experience
- experience in the community or volunteer work
Skills Recognition takes account of the skills and knowledge you have gained in these other ways.
What are the benefits for me?
If your skills and knowledge meet the qualification requirements, you may not have to study for that qualification. You may save time and receive a qualification to improve your employment opportunities sooner!
How does Recognition work?
To be granted Recognition in a unit, you need to provide evidence of the current skills and knowledge you have. A trainer matches this evidence against the units in the course you intend to do.
The evidence may include:
- Documents e.g. resume, references, certificates etc.
- A workplace observation
- Demonstration of skills at the TAFE
- An interview.
When should I apply for Recognition?
Recognition assessment saves time because you are not attending a class. So it's important to apply in time to complete the process before you enrol in your course. That way, you know if there are units you don't need to enrol in.
Skills Recognition fees for government-subsidised students
If you are a government-subsidised student enrolling in units undertaken as part of the Skills Recognition process, you will pay the normal tuition unless advised otherwise. Student Support fees applicable for the units and there will be no further Skills Recognition application costs. If your Skills Recognition process is unsuccessful and you need to attend further classes, no additional enrolment fees apply to those units.
Skills Recognition fees for full fee paying students
Skills Recognition applicants who are not eligible for government-subsidised training will pay the published fees for units undertaken as part of the Skills Recognition process.
Who can help me?
You can seek advice from the teaching staff when you enrol.