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RPL is the process used to recognise your experience and skills in formal qualifications. If you have work experience, life experience, informal or formal education which may be relevant to your course, you may qualify to gain credits towards papers in a formal qualification. If your application is accepted you will need to provide verified evidence that you have met the learning outcomes of the course you are seeking credit for.
Evidence may include one or more of:
If you have any questions about RPL you can contact us.
If you have already passed a course that you think will exempt you from a course in an Open Polytechnic programme, you can apply for a cross credit or credit transfer. If you have passed the course through another provider, you will need to provide original evidence that you have passed the course, for example a signed original academic transcript.
Application for Cross Credit/Credit Transfer (opens in a new window)
Cross credits may be specified or unspecified.
There is a limit on the number of credits that can be approved for cross credit. You cannot gain partial cross credit for a course towards a qualification, and we do not normally approve cross credit into Level 7 courses.
Fees only apply if you are seeking cross credit(s) from qualifications gained at a tertiary institution outside New Zealand. This application fee must be included with your application and is not refundable.
If you have any questions about cross credits, you can contact us.