Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL is a process where your prior learning - either formal or non-formal - can be recognized in order to gain entry into a programme and/or have credit granted towards your konae or modules/unit. There are two ways this can be done.

Credit award

Credit award is a process where credit gained elsewhere is recognised towards a TWoA qualification. Credit gained elsewhere may be from:

  • Formal study at another institution; and / or
  • Non-formal learning and life experiences

The following are some examples of life experiences and non-formal learning:

  • Community involvement e.g. marae-based activities etc
  • Work experience - paid and unpaid
  • Formal and informal in-service training
  • Community based education
  • Self-directed study
  • Non formal study

To apply please complete and submit the Credit Award Application Form

Cross credit

Cross credit is when you’ve previously studied with TWoA, have been awarded credit for completing a konae or module/unit in one programme and want that credit recognised for the same konae or module/unit in another programme.

To apply please complete and submit the Cross Credit Application Form

To view our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process and procedure click on the links below:

Recognition of Prior Learning - Process

Recognition of Prior Learning - Procedure

Any personal information given to Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will be kept private and confidential at all times and will only be used for official purposes. If you have any queries about those official purposes, just ask.

The Ministry of Education requires us to hold your full enrolment details in our records. Please keep us updated, when changes occur, fill out a Change of Personal Details Form and return it to your kaiako. If your name has changed include an authorised copy of your statutory declaration, marriage certificate or deed poll, change of address or any other details if applicable.

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