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ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING (APEL) 
APEL Assess (APEL A)

WE RECOGNISE YOUR LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE 

APEL was created to give an alternate entrance point for persons with insufficient formal education to pursue higher education. APEL encourages individuals to continually improve their knowledge, which leads to the award of a formal qualification certificate. As a result, the individual’s career progress will be enhanced

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AIMST University
Batu 3 1/2, Bukit Air Nasi,
Jalan Bedong—Semeling
08100 Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia.Tel: 604-4298 000 / 04-429 8108

Call us to know more on how you can enrol into AIMST University via APEL A.

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Leaning (APEL)

APEL is a systematic process that involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning related to a study programme.

This includes knowledge, skills and attitudes, 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.

APEL provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their studies in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

In general, knowledge obtained through formal education and working experience will be both assessed in APEL’s assessment.

Learners who wish to enrol their studies in a chosen programme at AIMST University, but lacking the minimum academic requirement as stipulated in normal entry requirements, may apply for entry using APEL assessment (APEL A) process for programmes at undergraduate levels, namely Diploma, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree.

For now, the APEL assessment is only valid for Malaysian applicants who are applying into the Master, Bachelor Degree, Diploma or Certificate programme.

The entry requirements for Malaysian students who are interested to apply for courses at AIMST University through APEL A are as follows:

  • Certificate (Level 3, MQF) – 19 years old at the time of application with relevant work experience and have passed the APEL assessment.
  • Diploma (Level 4, MQF) – 20 years old at the time of application with relevant work experience and have passed the APEL assessment.
  • Bachelor’s (Level 6, MQF) – 21 years old at the time of application with relevant work experience and have passed APEL assessment.
  • Master’s (Level 7, MQF)- 30 years old at the time of application with at least STPM/Diploma/equivalent, relevant work experience and have passed APEL assessment.

Advantages of APEL (A)

• Recognize learning that comes from non-formal and informal sources
• Reduce learning duplication
• Recognize adults’ prior experiential learning to encourage their engagement in higher education
• Reduce learning time and expense
• Increase non-traditional learners’ access and participation
• Increase employability and mobility

Cost of APEL Assessment

 

Interested candidates must apply directly to the Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA) on the said assessment as no third party, including AIMST University, cannot apply on behalf of the candidates.

 

Amount Payable directly to MQA

APEL T4/Level 4 (For Certificate [L3] & Diploma [L4] Entry)-RM 75.50
APEL T6/Level 6 (For Degree Entry)-RM 250
APEL T7/Level 7 (For Master Entry)-RM 370

 

The application for the APEL Master (APEL T-7) is only open to Malaysian citizens who wish to pursue the following fields of study:

 

Performing Arts Computer Science
Communication Engineering Information Systems
Civil Engineering Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Chemical Engineering Electronic Engineering
Security and Protection Software Engineering
Food Service Management Electrical Engineering
Hospitality and Tourism Material Engineering
Strategic and Defence Studies Psychology
Interior Design Policy Study
Science Accounting
Occupational Safety and Health Human Resource Management
Media Studies Sport Science and Recreation
Journalism Graphic Design
Visual Communication Technology / Operation Management
Mass Communication Correctional Science
Islamic Studies Biomedical Engineering
Counselling Asset and Facility Management
Management and Business Built Environment and Surveying
Information Technology Education

Flow for the APEL Assessment

 

Phase 1: Aptitude Test.A candidate is required to sit for an exam that is tested on the following five (5) areas:

  • Mathematics – Basic Numeracy
  • Basic Algebra Problem-solving
  • English Literacy – Reading and comprehension, grammar and tenses, vocabulary, error correction and spelling
  • Bahasa Malaysia Literacy – Reading and comprehension, grammar and tenses, vocabulary, error correction and spelling
  • General Knowledge – Logic reasoning, classification skills and pattern recognition

 

Phase 2: Submission of Portfolio (Resume) – A candidate is required to submit evidence of work and bind them into a structured presentable A4-size booklet (portfolio). Items to include in a portfolio include:

  • Certificates – Work Samples
  • Records of Work-place Activities
  • Written Record
  • Email
  • Supporting Letter
  • Documents – (APEL T6/Level 6, APEL T4/Level 4,/APEL T3/Level 3 Ends here)

 

Phase 3: Interview (Applicable to T7/Level 7 only). Candidates applying into the Master programme, will receive a call to attend an interview by the MQA panel. During the interview, candidates are required to present their past achievements and work contributions. – (APEL T7 Ends here)

 

AIMST University
Batu 3 1/2, Bukit Air Nasi,
Jalan Bedong—Semeling
08100 Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia.

Tel: 604-4298 000 / 04-429 8108

 

Call us to know more on how you can enrol into AIMST University via APEL A.

flow chart of application & certification process of APEL (A)