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13 Applications for free translations can be lodged at providers of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). If you cannot provide su cient documentation you may be required to do a challenge test or other assessment to demonstrate your skills. Recognition for work and life experience If your part-time, full-time or casual work experience has taught you skills you may be able to get recognition if they are relevant to the qualification you are enrolled in. You may also get recognition for work experience completed as part of previous training. You may have gained skills through community or volunteer work, sports team management, domestic and family responsibilities, or even your hobbies and leisure activities. These skills may be recognised if they are considered relevant. How and when to apply for recognition Although you can apply for recognition at any time, it is best to do it during the enrolment process or as soon as possible afterwards. If you elect to have your previous and relevant TAFE NSW studies credited to your current course you must tick the check box on your enrolment form or enrolment screen, and these units will be automatically added to your record. If you wish to apply for recognition for other studies or for work or life experience, talk to your teacher or Head Teacher as soon as possible, so that they can begin the recognition process for you. When applying for recognition, you will need to consider how your skills, knowledge and experience might relate to the qualification you are thinking about, and start collecting evidence. Your recognition application might include some of the following, if relevant: • qualifcations, certifcates or academic transcripts • work reports • performance appraisals • references from paid or voluntary work experience • job descriptions • samples of your work • fnished products, or videos/photos of these • project plans • minutes of meetings, correspondence. You may also be asked to undergo a practical assessment, skill demonstration or to answer some questions about your skills and work experience or your teacher may come out to your workplace to assess you. Information about how to apply for recognition is available at enrolment. Your teachers can also advise you on how to submit your application and gather the necessary information to support your application. Are you... • Returning to the workforce after a long break, bringing up a family or caring for an elderly parent? TAFE NSW can help you to update your skills and become more confident and competitive in the job market. • Looking for specialist skills, right now? TAFE NSW can o er short courses that focus on specific skills which increase your employability and chances of promotion. For instance, we can train you to use a new software package, new equipment or new technology. For more information on the WSI PLUS short courses see page 17. These courses are fee for service. • Switching industries? At TAFE NSW you can retrain to move into an industry, where there is plenty of opportunity for a successful career. • Retraining for a new start or a new career? Are you already well qualified but looking for training to take you further? Have you recently arrived in Australia and need to have your overseas qualifications recognised? • TAFE NSW can help you build on your existing qualifications and get you to where you want to go. You can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. For more information, please ask for advice at enrolment time, visit the Skills Recognition website at www.skillsrecognition.nsw.gov.au or call 131 870.