What constitutes appropriate prior learning?
Prior learning is learning which occurs before a Coaching, Judging or Administration course is undertaken and which results in a person's acquisition of appropriate competencies for a particular standard (ie: National Coaching Accreditation Scheme Level 1).
Prior learning may be formal (ie: Courses) or informal (ie: work experiences or a range of life experiences) and can occur in any of the following ways :-
- As a gymnast who has been coached by an appropriately accredited Coach
- As an assistant to an appropriately accredited Coach/Judge/Administrator
- Completion of a recognised training program (in Australia or overseas)
- Learning from 'experience on the job'
- Through formal and informal self-education by reading relevant material, observing other Coaches/Judges/Administrators, discussing methods with other educators, watching educational video programs and talking with gymnasts.
Within the Federation's RPL Application form you will have the opportunity to show evidence of competencies gained via prior learning within three areas:
- Formal qualifications
- Work related experience
- Life experiences
There is no requirement to provide evidence in all three areas for each Learning Outcome. However, the more relevant evidence provided then the better chance of success.