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If you have already studied a qualification or degree or have extensive work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing towards a FIAFitnation qualification reducing your study time and cost.
Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) are the processes used to identify advanced standing. Common scenarios for students seeking an educational pathway into FIAFitnation are:
If one of these scenarios describes your situation, you may be eligible for advance standing towards a FIAFitnation qualification.
Please select the course you'd like to apply for advanced standing in and the units of competency within that course that you think you may have evidence to show you may have met that competency in previous study or work experience.
You can then upload your evidence for completed VET or HE studies or for work experience.
Below are the units of competency within the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness, please review the summary of units below and select which units of competency you think you may have equivalent study or work experience for.
Below are the units of competency within the PT Express (SIS30315 pre reqs only + SIS40215), please review the summary of units below and select which units of competency you think you may have equivalent study or work experience for.
Below are the units of competency within the Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215), please review the summary of units below and select which units of competency you think you may have equivalent study or work experience for.
Below are the units within the Nutrition Coach course, please review the summary of units below and select which units of competency you think you may have equivalent study or work experience for.
Below are the units of competency within the HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy), please review the summary of units below and select which units of competency you think you may have equivalent study or work experience for.
Formal Learning – VET
Credit transfer VET studies (Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma), partial or complete, undertaken within the past three years with a registered training organisation. For example you've completed some pre-requisite units from the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315).
The College conducts a mapping analysis comparing the VET qualification obtained from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or units of competency from a VET qualification to the Higher Education Learning Outcomes of the College qualification. This process identifies the criteria of 80% similarity in content, duration and degree of difficulty and conversely identifies 'gaps' in knowledge and skill. From this analysis appropriate credit transfer guidelines are generated as a basis for evaluating informal and formal articulation pathways.
Formal Learning – HE
Credit Transfer Higher Education (HE) studies, partial or complete, undertaken within the past three years through a University or private HE provider. For example you've completed a Bachelors of Exercise Science and would like to apply for credit based on relevant units from your degree.
Credit transfer is a process that involves the assessment of previous or concurrent formal studies by a student in higher education at another institution towards gaining a qualification at a higher education level. The process determines whether those studies are equivalent to, or correspond with, the learning outcomes or standards required for award of a qualification from the College, and whether those studies may be counted (credited) towards completion of the program that leads to the award of that qualification.
Applications for credit based solely on formal education must be within a timeframe such that the content of the credit is current. Therefore, only subjects studied within the past ten years may be considered for credit transfer.
It is a requirement to provide official academic records showing the completed units or subjects you would like to use in your application to be granted any credit. This should be a clear copy of your academic transcript
Credit Transfer Requirements
Please note we cannot grant credit from previously complete Higher Education studies without unit descriptors. It is a legal requirement to assess the learning and assessment methodologies against the VET units of competency in order to show equivalency.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Non formal, informal learning and / or formal learning
completed more than three years ago. For example, you don't have a formal fitness qualification or you completed it a long time ago, in this case, work experience in a relevant industry that can be demonstrated with tangible evidence from within the last three years.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is the assessment of skills or knowledge required for entry to, or credit towards, a qualification, where there are no credentials as proof. Credit for RPL will be available only where it is suitable and appropriate to a specific award course and only where a student’s or intending student’s previous non-formal or informal learning is assessed as having met the learning outcomes and assessment criteria required for satisfactory completion of a particular subject/s within the relevant course.
This process is individualised to reflect specific student needs/experiences.
The evidence used for your RPL assessment must comply with the rules of evidence from the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means that your evidence must be:
Your assessor may also apply the following principles:
Direct evidence is anything that you have either produced yourself or for which you have been primarily responsible. It must reflect your own work and could include:
This is information gathered from others about you, and could include:
A personal statement should be included with every application, but will only be considered as supporting evidence, not as primary evidence. A personal statement plays two very important roles in helping you prove your application. It gives you the opportunity to explain the evidence that is specific to your own work situation or industry so that the assessor can understand it and match it against the criteria for the course. It helps you highlight the knowledge and understanding required to do your job. The personal statement is a concise description of your work activities and the functions you carry out, and should be related to the learning outcomes of the subject that is the focus of the application. It reflects the actions you take, your knowledge and understanding.
Your personal statement should include:
All FIAFitnation policies and procedures are available on our website at https://www.fiafitnation.com.au/study-at-fiafitnation/college-policies and must be read, understood and accepted at the time of enrolment.
In compliance with the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000, the information requested on this form will only be used for purposes associated with your enrolment.
Student must confirm that they have read and understood the terms and conditions of enrolment with FIAFitnation as per the website at: https://www.fiafitnation.com.au/study-at-fiafitnation/terms-and-conditions-of-study/
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