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Questions to ask about APL

When applying for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), it is important to know the right questions to ask!

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When contacting an institution to enquire about their APL policy and procedure, you may want to find out the answers to the following questions:

  • Do you award credit for prior learning from experience (i.e. APEL)? 
  • Do you give credit/exemptions for prior awards and qualifications (i.e. APCL)?
  • How are APEL and APCL assessed?
  • What is the maximum credit I can claim?
  • How do I proceed with an APL application?
  • Is any support available with completing an APL assessment?
  • How recent must my experience or qualifications have to be? 
  • Is there a fee for the APL process?
  • When should I apply for APL? Is there a cut-off date for APL applications at your institution?

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