APEL for Credit Award [APEL(C)] is the award of credits for the prior experiential learning towards a course in an accredited programme of higher education provider (HEP). APEL(C) provides the mechanism to recognise the individual’s prior experiential learning that is relevant and specific to a course within a programme of study. The credit award is granted on the basis of the knowledge and skills acquired through informal and non-formal learning.These forms of learning which emphasise experiential learning will need to be formally reviewed and assessed.
The process will determine if learning has in fact occurred and is in line with the learning outcomes of the course(s)concerned. It is the learning and not the experience of the learners which is being evaluated.
Benefits of APEL(C):
|Recognise learning acquired through work experience and short courses attended;|
|Reduce redundant learning for students;|
|Encourage admission of adult learners to higher education programmes; and|
|Reduce cost and time to complete study.|