APEL stands for Accreditation Prior of Previous Experience-based Learning. It is defined as a systematic process that involves identification, documentation and evaluation of previous experience-based learning.
APEL gives the opportunity to the individual who has work experience but with minimal qualification or no academic qualification to study at Higher Education Institutions (IPT). APEL assessment involves the knowledge gained by the individual through informal education or previous experience.
At the moment, APEL in Malaysia is only for the purpose of admission to HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS. Until now, APEL has opened for the assessment of four (4) entry levels i.e.
- Admission to Certificate Program (APEL T-3);
- Admission to Diploma Program (APEL T-4);
- Admission to Degree Program (APEL T-6); and
- Admission to Master Program (APEL T-7)
For further information, visit the following link: http://www2.mqa.gov.my/APEL/