Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)
IIA-Australia provides the opportunity for candidates to apply to have prior learning considered for credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing, where prior learning is related to the assessable components of the course. Forms of prior learning include previous study from recognised tertiary organisations, relevant work experience, or courses undertaken outside a recognised tertiary education organisation.
An applicant may apply for an assessment of their prior learning only at the time of applying for entry to the course. Only Modules 2 and 3 are available for exemption. Modules 1 and 4 are mandatory for all candidates.
Exemptions are granted on the basis of demonstrated equivalent prior studies or experience. Candidates seeking exemption from a module based on equivalent prior studies will be required to provide evidence of a passing grade in a course completed within the last 10 years that can be mapped to the stated learning outcomes. For courses completed prior to 10 years ago or where exemption is sought on the basis of professional experience, a ‘portfolio of evidence’ must be provided for assessment against the competencies covered in the unit where an exemption is sought.
Eligibility for RPL does not guarantee an applicant a place in the course for which recognition of prior learning may be available.