Unit exemptions may be granted depending on your prior certified learning. 

Dependant on your prior learning you may qualify for an exemption to individual study units or even levels.  Exemptions are designed to make sure that you do not repeat learning that has already been undertaken and recognised.

Please note that a fee will be charged for each unit exemption.

The CIPS Guide for Exemptions provides further details. 

For further information View CIPS position statement on exemptions.

Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL)

An APCL accreditation is an exemption based on previous qualifications. You may apply online by completing the APCL application form and emailing it to our exemptions department. Payment may be submitted by cheque, or by emailing or phoning in your debit or credit card details.

Mapping Documents for Exemptions 




Certificate in procurement and supply operations

Advanced certificate in procurement and supply operations

Diploma in procurement and supply

Advanced diploma in procurement and supply

Professional diploma in procurement and supply