If you have the skills, you deserve the recognition
What is Skills Recognition?
Kangan Institute knows that learning takes place everywhere, not just in a classroom. People learn from:
- knowledge, skills and experience attained from paid or unpaid work
- training of any kind
- life experience
- experience in the community or volunteer work
Skills Recognition takes account of the skills and knowledge you have gained in these other ways.
What are the benefits for me?
If your skills and knowledge meet the qualification requirements, you may not have to study for that qualification. You may save time, money and receive a qualification to improve your employment opportunities sooner!
As of January 2013, the application fee for Skills Recognition is only $200 if you are eligible for government subsidised training, so there's no better time than now to apply!
How does Recognition work?
To be granted Recognition in a unit, you need to provide evidence of the current skills and knowledge you have. A trainer matches this evidence against the units in the course you intend to do.
The evidence may include:
- documents e.g. resume, references, certificates etc.
- a workplace observation
- demonstration of skills at the TAFE
- an interview.
When should I apply for Recognition?
Recognition assessment costs less than training because you are not attending a class. So it's important to apply in time to complete the process before you enrol in your course. That way, you know if there are units you don't need to enrol in and pay for.
Skills Recognition fees
Skills Recognition fees for government-subsidised students
If you qualify as a government-subsidised student applying for Skills Recognition only (i.e. not enrolling in any other units) there is a one-off, non-refundable application cost of $200 and your application will be processed through the Skills Recognition Centre (Building A, Broadmeadows).
If you are a government-subsidised student enrolling in units undertaken as part of the Skills Recognition process, you will pay the normal tuition, SS and IT fees applicable for the units and there will be no further Skills Recognition application costs. If your Skills Recognition process is unsuccessful and you need to attend further classes, no additional enrolment fees apply to those units.
Skills Recognition fees for full fee paying students
Skills Recognition applicants who are not eligible for government-subsidised training will pay the published fees for units undertaken as part of the Skills Recognition process.
Who can help me?
Staff at the Kangan Institute Recognition Centre will support and advise you throughout the process. Also you can seek advice from your relevant teaching department.
Assessment of overseas qualification:
Recognition of Trade Skills
Applying for a general professional occupation
Skills Recognition Brochure
- Download the Skills Recognition Brochure [PDF document - 425KB]
You may send your enquiries through the following online form.
Or call in to see us at the Skills Recognition Centre in Building A at our Broadmeadows campus - ask at the Customer Service Centre
|Phone:||13 TAFE (13 8233)|