Recognition of Prior Learning







Students are encouraged to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for study taken at another institution; as well as time they may have spent working in the hospitality industry or in a business environment.

Approved recognition or credit for previous study or work, may reduce a students overall cost and study workload, or duration. 


This policy is most commonly applied to
  • Students who have undertaken some study at other universities, colleges, hotel or business schools looking to transfer, and gain the advantage of a higher level qualification

  • Industry personnel with experience and some training seeking qualifications with international recognition.


To apply for recognition you must
  • Submit a full application to ICHM indicating that you want to apply for recognition of your prior learning

  • Students will be required to submit certified English translations of all academic/other documents (e.g. curriculum) where necessary

  • A grade of "status" will be given for those subjects where a student has been successful in applying for Recognition of Prior Learning

  • Where recognition is not granted prior to commencement students will be required to attend classes until exemptions are determined.

  • As part of the recognition assessment, where students are unable to provide sufficient documentation and evidence, recognition cannot be granted

  • A process of appeal is available in cases of disputes over decisions or refunds granted under these policies.

Note: ICHM cannot process your RPL unless all the required supporting documentation and evidence is supplied.

Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure


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