What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
RPL is the acknowledgment of skills and knowledge obtained through learning achieved outside the formal education and training system and includes work and life experience including paid and volunteer work, and skills attained through leisure pursuits such as community, mechanical or linguistic abilities.
Why you should apply for RPL?
If you apply for RPL and your application is successful, you could:
- Reduce or eliminate the need for any training in skills and knowledge you already have
- Save time by not needing to attend any or a reduced number of classes and completing unnecessary work
- Save money because you will not have to buy textbooks and other learning material
- Complete your qualification in a shorter time
- Have your collective experience recognised by attaining a nationally recognised qualification
- Advance to a higher-level qualification in a shorter time
RPL Evidence Guide
In order to grant RPL, the assessor must be confident that the student is currently competent against the endorsed industry or enterprise competency standards or outcomes specified in Australian Qualifications Framework accredited courses. The evidence may take a variety of forms and could include certification, references from past employers, testimonials from clients and work samples. The assessor must ensure that the evidence is authentic, valid, reliable, current and sufficient.