What is RPL?

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) assesses your competency(s) that may have been acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning or direct work experience to determine if you meet the required skills and knowledge specified in a training package or VET accredited courses.

You can apply for RPL

  • If you are over the age of 18 years of age or older with at least one year current, relevant working experience.
  • If you have attained skills, knowledge and experience gained from working in the health industry.
  • If you have any prior learning should have been acquired in one or more of the following ways: workplace learning, informal study for recreational/personal interest purposes, company/industry based training, working with experts, or life experience.
  • If you have any experience or overseas qualification can get nationally recognised qualification.
  • If you feel that your prior learning meets the prescribed requirements of the equivalent module offered by HCI. This could consequently earn you a module credit.
  • If you feel you comply with all the admission requirements of the qualification for which you wish to apply for an RPL credit, please refer to course admission requirements to know more.

What is Credit Transfer?

Credit transfer applies where students have completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation, including IHNA, that meet the requirements of another qualification or the applicable training package. Credit will be granted in accordance with the Certification, Issuing and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. There is no fee to assess a Credit Transfer.

You can apply for CT

  • If you have completed part, or all, of an accredited qualification.
  • If you completed an accredited qualification but have not been practising recently or your accreditation has expired.
  • If you feel you comply with all the admission requirements of the qualification for which you wish to apply for an CT, please refer to course admission requirements to know more.

If your RPL application is successful:

  • You do not have to attend any training in knowledge and skills you already possess
  • You can save time, by either not needing to attend any training sessions or attending a reduced number of classes to address the identified gap training requirements
  • You can complete your qualification in a comparatively shorter time

If your CT is successful:

  • You’ll save money on the units that were already done.
  • You will save time on the subjects that were a part of your previous qualification.

CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support

The CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services. They work either in residential, hospital or community-based environments and are required to take responsibility for their own work within defined organisation guidelines. They will also be required to maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery. Workers will be required to demonstrate leadership and take responsibility for other team members. The course modules are structured to provide a balanced program of theory and practice relevant to the career opportunities across the aged care industry.

Possible job outcomes:

  • Aged support worker
  • Aged care activity worker
  • Care service team leader
  • Care supervisor (aged care)

CHC43115 - Certificate IV In Disability

The CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients' homes, who provide support to empower people with disabilities. Through this support, they can achieve more independence, self-reliance, and wellbeing and can participate to the fullest extent in the community. These workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise or coordinate a small team. There is a practical component with work placement that provides real-world exposure to students. The course modules are structured to provide a balanced program of theory and practice relevant to the career opportunities across the healthcare industry.

Possible job outcomes:

  • Behavioural support officer
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Development officer
  • Project officer (life enhancement team)
  • Disability officer – day support
  • Residential care officer
  • Disability support officer/worker
  • Social educator
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Job coordinator
  • Social trainer
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Supervisor
  • Local area coordinator

HLT54115 - Diploma of Nursing

The HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing course is nationally accredited and covers the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach underpins this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units. Upon successful completion of the HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing, you will meet one of the requirements to apply for your registration as an enrolled nurse with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Possible job outcomes:

  • A Hospital
  • Aged Care facility
  • Rehabilitation Centre
  • GP Clinic or
  • Community Care facility

CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support

This qualification is designed for workers in the community or residential setting who provide individualised support to the aged or people with disabilities. They must use discretion and judgement and take responsibility for their own outputs. They are taught factual, technical and procedural knowledge of the concepts and practices required. Students may undertake this course as an entry pathway into the aged care or disability care industry. Our course is directed towards developing multi-skilled workers for the broad range of services supporting aged people and the disabled in residential and community settings.

Possible job outcomes:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Community care worker
  • Care assistant
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Personal care assistant
  • Field officer
  • Personal care giver
  • In-home respite worker
  • Home care assistant
  • Care service employees
  • Nursing assistant
  • Community house worker
  • Community support worker
  • Care worker
  • Personal care worker
  • Support worker
  • Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)

HLT47315 - Certificate IV in Health Administration

The HLT47315 - Certificate IV in Health Administration reflects the role of individuals who work in a senior operational or team leading role in the health industry. Health Administration Workers complete a wide range of administrative and operational tasks under direct or indirect supervision. The aim of the course is to produce competent, confident, critically thinking Health Administrators with a nationally accredited qualification in order to practice at senior operational or team leading level in health administration under direct or indirect supervision. This course may also provide a pathway into other higher education courses in health care.

Possible job outcomes:

  • Administration supervisor
  • Business manager
  • Executive assistant
  • Medical records section leader
  • Senior clerk
  • Senior clinical coder
  • Team leader for clinical services
  • Ward clerk

CHC52015 - Diploma Of Community Services (Case Management)

The Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) is ideal for gaining the necessary skill sets for a profession in the Community Services sector. Students can become an advocate in areas such as family welfare, community health, employment services and disability services. The responsibilities of Case Managers are diverse in nature but generally include duties such as the implementation of service programs, the evaluation and assessment of client needs, and coordinating referral processes. Students may undertake this course as an entry pathway into the care/ support industry. Our course is directed towards developing multiskilled workers who can communicate effectively and advocate on behalf of clients, employ counselling techniques, work one-on-one and in groups, apply all aspects of case management, including complex assessment and referral, implement community development strategies, understand the impacts of sociological factors on clients and case management techniques.

Possible job outcomes:

  • Community Care Manager
  • Coordinator of Volunteer Work
  • Team Leader
  • Care Team Leader
  • Family Services Coordinator
  • Support Facilitator (Community Services)
  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Pastoral Care Worker
  • Assistant Community Services Worker

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