The FSI activities that count as Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) options towards the Advanced Certificate or Certificate in Family Systems include:
Each of these activities are open for registration to anyone and do not require you to be enrolled in a Certificate program. You can register for any of these activities as a one off activity, or over time as you do more, gather RPL hours for credit towards enrolling in an FSI Certificate Program.
While the core program is offered as a 2-year training program, the FSI offers ‘Recognised Prior Learning’ (RPL) as part of its core programs learning pathway and encourages students to take time to complete different program elements prior to enrolling in the 2-year program.
Any workshops, Family of Origin Research Groups or Clinical Supervision Groups that are undertaken in the eight years prior to enrolment in the Advanced Certificate are counted as RPL in your program. When you apply for the Advanced Certificate, you can list any RPL in your application.
Applicants for the Certificate programs are prioritised for places based on the amount of Recognised Prior Learning hours they have completed prior to applying – so applicants who have completed the most amount of RPL activities with the FSI (workshops, reading groups, FOO groups) will be offered places first from a list in order of highest RPL hours. When places are full, applicants will be notified, and a waiting list created. Those on the waiting list will be given priority for groups on offer the following year, so they can continue to build up their RPL hours for application the next year.
For example. Karen completed a Family of Origin Research Group five years ago (21 hours), and has attended 3 workshops since then (9 hours). She has 30 RPL hours. Karen would be offered a place before Tom, who has 12 RPL hours after attending the Introduction to Bowen Theory group (6 hours) and 2 workshops (6 hours) last year.
The FSI encourages people to take advantage of the RPL learning pathway for a number of reasons: