Te Pokapū Whakawā i Kā Mātauraka o Mua (CAPL)  Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL)

Do you have extensive work experience but no qualification? The Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning may be able to help you get the recognition you deserve for your skills and expertise.

Through CAPL, your experience could translate into part or all of a career-enhancing qualification. We offer the CAPL process in a wide variety of vocational areas, with qualifications ranging from certificates to diplomas and degrees.

The areas currently offered are:

  • Applied Science
  • Outdoor Education
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Construction trades
  • Engineering trades
  • Autobody
  • Food and hospitality
  • Creative
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Education 

Our staff

Dave Dixon
CAPL Manager

Gay Sharlotte
CAPL Degree Specialist Facilitator 

Don Smith
CAPL Degree Facilitation Coordinator

Deb Parr 
CAPL Degree Administrator

Joy Talbot
CAPL Administrator/ Trades Coordinator


Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Contact details

Phone(03) 940 8214
Fax(03) 940 8642


Rakaia Centre, Madras Street Campus