Section 8. Recognition and exemption

Tertiary vocational colleges must recognise courses passed in other accredited tertiary vocational education that meet the academic requirements for the courses for which approval is being sought, provided the tertiary vocational courses are within the same subject areas or closely related subject areas. Double credit must not be given for the same content. The Ministry may issue regulations concerning credit for courses from other tertiary vocational courses.
Tertiary vocational colleges may, after a professional assessment, also grant exemption for topics based on other documented, relevant education and competence. Such exemption may be granted based on documented prior learning and work experience. The Ministry may issue regulations concerning credit assessments.
A decision concerning recognition of or exemption from courses may be appealed. The appeal will be processed pursuant to Section 20.