Claiming an exemption is a procedure carried out at provider level when entering candidates for certification.
An exemption can only be claimed for a learner:
- who holds an existing component which is referenced to one of the common award system (CAS) components
- who is applying for a major award or special purpose award
For example, a learner who already has the level 5 component Early Childhood Education (D20007) and is applying for one of the new level 5 major awards can use D20007 to apply for the new component 5N1773 Early Childhood Education and Play.
From January 2016, new conditions apply to claiming exemptions, please view updated version here.
All providers of FET awards have been advised on this. Please contact your provider for further details.
CAS award structures can be viewed in QSearch Awards.