Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) is available for all courses, subjects and units of learning and competency being offered by APC Design School.

If you have experience, skills and knowledge in your field of work – you are probably eligible or at least very close to attaining a related qualification.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL and Skills Recognition is an assessment process allowing individuals to achieve all, or part, of a Nationally Recognised Qualification by demonstrating their vocational knowledge, skills and experience around a particular industry that is covered in our courses. Assessing qualifications by RPL requires the gathering of extensive portfolio evidence, Third Party Reports, Certificates and Transcripts for prior study and qualifications, references for vocational work experience and a mandatory Skype Interview with the Academic Coordinator, Design.

• Do you have a wealth of practical experience that you want recognised?
• Do you want to save the time and money in getting a qualification?
• Do you need to upgrade your qualification to get that promotion?

Enquire now to get an initial Free Skills assessment.

RPL should not be confused with Credit Transfer which is also available to all students enrolling in Virtu Institute’s education/training programs.

Credit Transfer – means credit towards a qualification granted to students on the basis of outcomes gained through participation in courses or national training package qualifications with another Registered Training Organisation or through the study of degree subjects in another institution.


Cost for Qualifications by RPL
There is an upfront non-refundable application fee of $150 for RPL which is deducted from the total fee amount noted below. VET FEE HELP and VET Student Loans do not apply to RPL qualification payments.

Qualifications Cost to Study RPL Cost
RPL Application Fee: Upfront, non-refundable NA $150
MSF50218 Diploma of Interior Design $10,000 $1,500
MSF60118 Advanced Diploma of Interior Design $10,000 $1,500
CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design $10,000 $1,500
CUA60315 Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design $10,000 $1,500
MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising $15,000 $1,500
MST60116 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising $15,000 $1,500
BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management $5,000 $1,000
BSB50215 Diploma of Business $5,000 $1,000

* All RPL applications need to be completed within a time period of 6 month from the payment of the Application Fee or a new application fee will need to be paid.