Recognition of prior learning

  • Recognition of prior learning, also referred to as RPL or recognition of current competencies, is the formal recognition of a person's current skills and knowledge, no matter how, when or where the learning occurred.

Unique Student Identifier

If you're a student undertaking nationally recognised training in Australia, you’ll need a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains all the training records and results (transcript) you’ve completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. (Your 2015 results will be available in your USI account in 2016.) When applying for a job, or enrolling in further study, you often need to provide your training records and results (transcript). One of the USI’s major benefits is having easy access to your training records and results (transcript) throughout your life.

Online learning

At Mater Education we use a range of online learning and student placement tools. If you need to complete online learning modules as part of your course, you will receive that information during your enrolment. Mater Education’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) operates on a number of Internet browsers and operating systems. Our preferred browsers are Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome. Using other browsers (such as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer) may affect your study experience.

To ensure you can access and use the VLE functions easily, please have one of the recommended Internet browsers installed on your computer. If you aren’t sure which browsers you have on your computer, you can check your settings here.