Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that assesses whether the work skills and knowledge you have gained over time can be used towards achievement of a nationally recognised qualification or statement of attainment. It requires you to provide evidence that will demonstrate your competency in the units you seek to achieve. The evidence you need to provide can come from many sources and may include formal and informal training, work experience and volunteering.
RPL is a great way to get your existing trade skills formally recognised and opens up many more employment opportunities for career advancement.
Once you earn a formal qualification through RPL, you can secure job positions that require formal credentials. Moreover, you become eligible for courses you may not have previously.
The amount of credit you will be granted will depend on the extent of your existing skills and knowledge and the validity and sufficiency of the evidence you provide. It could be you are formally assessed as meeting the requirements of the full qualification or it may be necessary to undertake some further study or gap training.
All our RPL assessors hold a trade certificate in the area they are assessing, have extensive industry experience and hold the current training and assessment qualifications as required by the Regulator.