Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

 

 

 

You can now convert your working experiences to pursue formal studies at Higher Education Institutions 

What is APEL (A)?

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue formal studies at Higher Education Institutions
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In general, knowledge obtained through both formal education and work experience is assessed
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APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study and/or award of credits

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Malaysian applicants who wish to enrol their studies in a chosen programme at Mantissa College lacking the minimum academic requirement as stipulated in normal entry requirements may apply for entry using the APEL assessment process for the programme
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For now, APEL assessment is only valid for Malaysian applicants who are applying into Master, Bachelor Degree, Diploma and Certificate programme

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APEL Application Requirements

APEL T7

For Entry into Masters Level

i. a Malaysian citizen; and


ii. at least 30 years of age in the year of application; and


iii. at least STPM / Diploma / equivalent qualifications, and


iv. relevant work experience

APEL T6

For Entry into Bachelor Level

i. a Malaysian citizen; and


ii. at least 21 years of age in the year of application; and


iii. relevant work experience

APEL T4

For Entry into Diploma Level

i. a Malaysian citizen; and


ii. at least 20 years of age in the year of application; and


iii. relevant work experience

Costing for APEL?

What is the cost of this APEL Assessment?

Interested candidate must apply directly with the MQA-Malaysia Qualifications Agency on the said assessment as no 3rd party, including the College cannot apply on behalf of the candidate

Amount Payable directly to MQA

  • APEL T4 (For Diploma Entry)-RM 155
  • APEL T6 (For Degree Entry)-RM 250
  • APEL T7 (For Master Entry)-RM 370

How to pay?

1) Candidate must prepare a Bank Draft with the payee name of (Agensi Kelayakan Malaysia)

2) At the back of the Bank Draft, please indicate (Your Full Name, IC Number and Types of assessment i.e APEL T7 / APEL T6 / APEL T4)

3) Candidate must register with the MQA APEL Assessment prior making payment

cost of apel

Application Flow for APEL Assessment

In simpler words, the candidate must go through 2-3 phases of assessments namely;

  • Phase 1 Appitute Test-You are required to sit for an exam tested on the 5 areas namely;
    Mathematics-Basic Numeracy, Basic algebra problem solving
    English Literacy-Reading and Comprehension, grammar and tenses, vocabulary, error correction, spellingBahasa Malaysia Literacy-Reading and Comprehension, grammar and tenses, vocabulary, error correction, spelling 
    General Knowledge-Logic reasoning, classification skills, pattern recognition
  • Phase 2 Submission of Portfolio (Resume)-Candidate is required to combine and submit evidence of work and bind them into a structured presentable A4 size document booklet (portfolio)
    Items to include in a portfolio
    -Certificates-Work Samples
    -Records of Work Place Activities
    -Written Record
    -Email 
    -Supporting Letter
    -Documents ...(APEL T6, APEL T4 Ends here)
  • Phase 3 Interview (Applicable to T7 only)-For candidate applying into the Master programme, you will receive a call to attend an interview by the MQA panels. During the interview, the candidate is required to Present their past achievements and work contributions...(APEL T7 Ends here)

Ready to Apply for your APEL?

 

 

Visit the MQA APEL Official Website here