Recognition of prior learning/prior achievement

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) lets a student study without repeating parts of the qualification already studied, or relearning skills already achieved.

It’s the education providers responsibility to recognise each student’s prior learning and the Verification of Study sent to StudyLink must accurately reflect a student’s programme if their course has been adjusted due to prior learning.

Latest News

2 July 2018

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced changes to student loan borrowing for long undergraduate programmes in medicine, optometry, dentistry and veterinary science.

20 April 2018

Resources to help students get ready for tertiary study.

13 April 2018

The education provider is responsible for adjusting the courses in the learner’s programme as part of the initial admissions process.  

5 December 2017

Read about changes to Student Loans and Allowances.

2 October 2017

Our call to action campaign encouraging students to apply for their 2018 student finance is now underway and there are lots of ways you can help.