RPL Guide Graduate Certificate of Business in Global Hotel Leadership

RPL Guide – Graduate Certificate of Business in Global Hotel Leadership (1008460)

Prior learning recognised

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can occur within this course for related:

  • Formal learning – learning gained through study in a structured, accredited program that leads to full or partial achievement of a qualification; and/or
  • Non-formal learning – learning gained through study in a structured, non-accredited program (such as a short course, seminar, or professional development) that does NOT lead to a qualification; and/or
  • Informal learning – learning gained through years of paid or voluntary experience, professional standing or performance.

If your prior learning is already recognised for credit, find it in the Credit Search and Calculator.

Credit thresholds

Up to 2 units of credit (24 Credit Points) is normally awarded for successful completion of related units of study in an Australian Graduate Certificate or higher qualification, or equivalent non-formal/informal learning.

For more information about a comparable overseas qualification, non-accredited study and the years of experience that may substitute for holding an Australian qualification, view Appendix A of the Advanced Standing and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy - Schedule 1.

A link to Schedule 1 is found in Clause 13 of the Advanced Standing and Recognition of Prior Learning Procedures.

If you believe your prior learning exceeds these thresholds you should request a waiver of normal credit limits by email to [email protected].

Related fields of prior learning

Apply for RPL if your prior learning relates to:
Advanced academic integrity practices, writing genres and digital literacy tools for postgraduate learning Hotel landscapes: globalisation and diversity, destination image, marketing segmentation, supply chain management, quality control, and specialist technology. Global hotel leadership perspectives, behaviour, power culture and ethics
Hotel property and operations Management Creation, development and retention of the hotel customer (traditional versus contemporary marketing methods, customer segmentation, and communication strategies)  


If your prior study or experience occurred more than ten years ago, you should provide supporting documents to demonstrate the ways you have generated and maintained currency of practice due to more recent and ongoing learning in a relevant field through professional memberships with peak bodies, on-the-job training, professional development or research

Apply for Credit

It is important to apply as early as possible.

If you apply for direct admission with Southern Cross University using our online application for Admission, in the Advanced Standing section, indicate that you wish to be considered for credit, by selecting yes from the drop-down box.

If you wish to be considered for credit after course commencement, use your Student ID to log in to the My Enrolment portal. Select eForms from the menu bar to complete and submit your Advanced Standing Application at least:

  • Four months before commencement of a placement/internship unit; or
  • One month before commencement of coursework unit.

Credit granted will affect the units you choose in your study plan. Don’t enrol in a unit for which credit is sought. For more information view How to apply.

Your portfolio of evidence for experience

A minimum of five years of full-time equivalent paid/voluntary experience at ANZSCO Skill level 1 or 2 is required to be granted credit for informal learning.

If you apply based on informal learning (work experience), read the Portfolio of Evidence for Experience - Guidelines which will help you use the Portfolio of Evidence for Experience - Form to describe and provide evidence of how your knowledge, skills and experience meet unit learning and assessment outcomes.

The supporting documents you submit must include the following:

  • A current résumé or curriculum vitae detailing past and current experiences (including dates and hours of service) for the positions or roles you have held, plus
  • Other primary and secondary evidence, including personal, workplace and third-party information from the supporting documents for verifying professional experience and expertise.

After you’ve applied

The outcome will be emailed to you within twenty working days of receiving your application unless further clarification or supporting documents are required, in which case we will contact you.

If you haven’t enrolled in units via My Enrolment, do so now using the recommended course progression. For personal assistance with your study plan please contact us.

Accepting credit granted for international students

If you're an international student studying in Australia on a student visa, you must sign, date and return the Credit Acceptance Declaration within 14 working days. This allows International Student Support to adjust your 'Confirmation of Enrolment' (CoE) to show your new duration of study (if applicable).

Your right to an appeal

If you disagree with the outcome, you may appeal within ten working days of the credit decision. The appeal will be commenced within ten working days and should take no longer than ten working days for an outcome to be reached. Within this time, you may be invited to participate in an interview and/or offered an alternative means of establishing the level of your existing skills and knowledge, such as a challenge test or special project. 

You will receive notification about the outcome of the appeal as soon as possible. If the decision-maker is the Course Coordinator, any appeal is to the Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic Quality) and their decision is final. If the decision-maker is the Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic Quality), any appeal is to the Chair of Academic Board, and their decision is final. Any student unsatisfied with the outcome may appeal externally to the relevant Ombudsmen Office.

For more information view Getting started at SCU. If you still have questions Contact us.