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New ACS Recognition of Prior Learning Form

With the update of the ACS Core Body of Knowledge for ICT Professionals (CBOK) the ACS Recognition of Prior Learning has also changed.

The new CBoK has been achieved by establishing a base set of competencies and standards which must be held, and then defining specific sets of skills for each branch of digital and technological education.

The new ACS Recognition of Prior Learning form (RPL) reflects the changes to the CBoK and is now available and we encourage all RPL applicants to complete the new form as part of their RPL application.

From July 1 2016 the new RPL form will become mandatory for all RPL applications regardless if a previous suitable result for RPL has been issued.

(Applicants who are still eligible for a Review or Appeal of an RPL do not need to provide the new form.)

ACS RPL - Fraud Alert

The ACS is aware of organisations who are ‘selling’ ACS RPL forms.

The ACS has in place measures to ensure that the integrity of the documentation remains intact.

ACS RPL forms are vetted to ensure the information is not plagiarised either from an external source or another applicants RPL form.

As per the Skills Assessment Guidelines

It is your responsibility to indicate when you have drawn on the work of others. Other people’s original ideas and methods should be clearly distinguished, and other people’s words, illustrations and diagrams should be clearly indicated regardless of whether they are copied exactly, paraphrased, or adapted.

Failure to acknowledge your source by clear citation and referencing constitutes plagiarism. All plagiarism will be assessed as not suitable and reported to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

If plagiarism is detected an application will be finalised as unsuitable and the application fee will not be refunded. Any subsequent RPL applications will need to be submitted as a new application.

Skills Assessment Guidelines - July 2015

The ACS Skills Assessment Guidelines have been updated and are now available.

The Guidelines have been updated to provide additional information to make certain requirements clearer, to update the Vendor Certification list and to include information regarding additional fees which were introduced in January 2015.


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