Recognition/Assessment of Prior Learning (RPL/APL)
Credit awarded after evaluation of assembled evidence of the student's relevant skills and knowledge related to all or part of a course, programme or unit standard/s for which credit recognition is sought. This evidence can be from employment or other experience and/or past study (usually gained outside a formal institution).
Cross Credit (CC)
Credit awarded for having successfully completed a similar course to the required standard (at Ara or another equivalent institution).
Credit Transfer (CT)
Credit awarded for having successfully completed the identical course/unit standard (at Ara or another equivalent institution).