Assessment of Prior Learning

Don’t waste time and money repeating material - get your previous experience assessed before you enrol.

Unitec qualifications are designed to prepare you for a career in industry. If you have already worked in your chosen industry or if you have skills and knowledge which are highly relevant to that industry, you may be able to get formal recognition for it and reduce how long it is going to take to finish your study.

We invite applicants to let us know if they have relevant prior learning or work experience in the field of study for the programme(s) they are applying. 

Assessment form

Once you have filled out the form you will then be able to talk to a staff member about how closely your experience matches what is going to be taught. If that reveals a close match with the learning outcomes for one or more of the courses, you will have the option to have a formal ‘Assessment’ of your ‘Prior Learning’ (APL).

If you want to discuss your assessment of prior learning with a staff member before enrolling, contact Student Central on 0800 10 95 10 or +64 9 849 4180.