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Acknowledgement of country

Batchelor Institute would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sovereign people of the lands on which our campuses are located. As we share our knowledge, teaching and learning and engage in research practices within this Institution and/or conduct business with a variety of external agencies and organisations, we must always pay respect to the sovereign status of our hosts. May their Ancestors always be remembered and honoured, their Elders listened to and respected, all members treated with dignity and fairness — in the present and well into the future.

We also acknowledge and pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever with our hosts, custodianship of country and the binding relationship they have with the land. Batchelor Institute extends this acknowledgment and expression of respect to all sovereign custodians — past, present and emerging. By expressing Acknowledgement of Country we encourage all to extend and practice respect to all First Nations people wherever their lands are located.

Please read this important information
It is a condition of use of the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education website that users ensure that any disclosure of the information contained in the website is consistent with the views and sensitivities of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This includes:
Users are warned that there may be words and descriptions which may be culturally sensitive and which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts. Terms and annotations, which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was written, may be considered inappropriate today in some circumstances.
Deceased persons
Users of the website should be aware that, in some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, seeing images of deceased persons in photographs, film and books or hearing them in recordings may cause sadness or distress and in some cases, offend against strongly held cultural prohibitions.
Access conditions
Materials included in this website may be subject to access conditions imposed by Indigenous communities and/or depositors. Users are advised that access to some materials may be subject to these terms and conditions which the Institute is required to maintain
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What is RPL?

Batchelor Institute recognises the importance of skills and knowledge that you already have. You may have gained them through other work, study or through life experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that tries to match these skills and knowledge to the outcomes of your course. The Institute will recognise the qualifications and statements of attainment gained from other registered training organisations.

Applying for RPL

When you apply for RPL, your knowledge and skills are measured against the equivalent unit(s) of Competency in the relevant course. If you are successful, you will be assessed as having already completed those units in your course. This will enable you to complete your studies in less time and at less cost if you are paying fees.

It is important that you understand that you are responsible for providing all the necessary evidence to gain RPL. It is equally important that you complete a self-assessment of your skills and knowledge to determine if RPL is an option for you. Our Quality Officer will assist you through that process.

RPL Opportunity identified at enrolment

When you enrol for a qualification and you have some experience in that field, consider RPL by completing Section 2 in the enrolment form. The initial assessment will be done by the course VET Lecturer, who determines if the RPL should proceed and will then forward it to the Quality Officer responsible for RPL. The Quality Officer will then contact you for an interview to discuss your knowledge and experience and assist you gather sufficient evidence for final assessment.

To discuss an RPL option further and to receive more information on the RPL process and the assistance you will receive, please contact:
Quality Officer: (08) 8939 7104