Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition

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!

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 fee and your application will be processed through the Skills Recognition Centre (Building A, Broadmeadows). For details of the applicable application fee please contact the Skills Recognition Centre by either completing the "Contact Us" enquiry form at the bottom of this page or calling (03) 9279 2493.

If you are a government-subsidised student enrolling in units undertaken as part of the Skills Recognition process, you will pay the normal tuitionStudent Support 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 Skills Recognition Centre will support and advise you throughout the process. Also you can seek advice from your relevant teaching department.

Useful Links

Skills Recognition Brochure

Contact Us