QUALIFICATIONS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)?

RPL enables you to get recognised for your experience! Progress your career by getting a qualification through demonstrating your existing knowledge and skills. No study or exams required.

Simply provide evidence of your competence through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment pathway to complete a qualification using your current work experience.

You can enrol if you are currently employed in a role relevant to the qualification and have at least two years' experience.

hOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE MY QUALIFICATION?

This depends on your current level of experience and the requirements of the qualification. On average you should expect your journey to span six months to two years.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

Your investment for any qualification will vary according to the qualification you select, as fees are calculated per unit. You will be invoiced for fees at enrolment.

For total costs, visit aimwa.com

WHEN DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY QUALIFICATION?

Full fees will be invoiced where an employer is paying and an enrolment fee of $1,500 will be invoiced to individuals paying their own fees with the remainder invoiced three months after commencement.

DO CORPORATE MEMBERS RECEIVE A DISCOUNT?

Yes, they do. If your organisation is an AIM WA Corporate Member you will receive reduced fees. View the benefits and savings available to you at Corporate Membership

SHOULD I BECOME A PROFESSIONAL MEMBER AT AIM WA?

If you are completing a qualification we will waive the membership fee for the first year of your membership. Professional Membership enables you to access benefits and learning resources exclusively for AIM WA members. Find out more at Professional Member Benefits.

WHAT IS A CREDIT TRANSFER?

If you already hold units of competency with another training organisation you may be able to use these towards another qualification in a process called Credit Transfer (CT). You will need to provide a copy of your Statement of Attainment, Record of Results or access to view your transcript through the USI Portal. Fees may apply.

WHAT IF NOT ALL OF THE COMPETENCIES IN THE QUALIFICATION SUIT MY ROLE?

The electives offered with all our qualifications are based on our experience and feedback from industry. We also appreciate that our electives will not meet everyone’s needs. Please contact us by email or 08 9383 8080 to discuss alternative packaging options.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I COMPLETE A TRAINING COURSE? DOES THAT CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE COMPLETION OF A QUALIFICATION?

Our training courses will provide you with valuable knowledge and skills that you will be able to apply in the workplace. You will gain a better understanding of the key concepts, theories and tools to ensure your evidence is sufficient, valid and reliable. However, training courses do not contribute towards the completion of the assessment requirements for qualifications.