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Trade Recognition

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Formal qualifications open more opportunities for employment and career advancement. In some industries, a Trade Recognition and skills assessment are needed to secure a good position. These formal credentials help fast-track a successful career.

If you have earned extensive experience and skills but have no formal qualifications, or if you have formal credentials not recognised in Australia, we will help you get your skills assessed and formally recognised.

Through an RPL training course in Brisbane, you may earn Trade Recognition for the experience you have gained.

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Overseas qualifications and experience

If you move from overseas and now live in Australia, or intend to move to Australia in the near future, you might be able to get recognition for your skills or qualifications. And the following services are available to you:

Skills Recognition of prior learning for a full or part qualification

Is this you?

  • I have worked in a hotel in one capacity or another for many years and want to try and get a promotion. Is there any way I can get formal recognition for my past and current skills and knowledge?
  • I started a course a couple of years ago but only finished one year. Can that year count towards a similar qualification in the same industry?

The answers are yes, through the Recognition of Prior Learning programme.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that assesses whether the knowledge and skills you have already gained will count towards a Statement of Attainment or Nationally Recognised qualification. The skills and knowledge that can be assessed and recognised include formal and non-formal training, work experience, and even volunteering experience. Since this trade recognition course also welcomes skilled migrants, your trade experience overseas also counts.

You may be able to shorten the length of time for further studies.  Under an RPL, you do not have to spend precious time learning the things you already know; you do not have to go through the same learning curve. For instance, having a relevant diploma can count for up to 33% of credits towards a three-year Bachelor Degree and 24% of credits towards a three-year Bachelor Degree. Meanwhile, a relevant advanced diploma can count for up to 50% of credits towards a three-year Bachelor Degree and 37% of credits towards a four-year degree. In some cases, you may get 100 per cent recognition for your qualification, meaning you would not have to study at all. 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.

RPL Eligibility

You are eligible for our RPL programme in Brisbane if you meet any of the following:

  • You have worked in a position relevant to the course you’re interested in—one that allowed you to perform industry-relevant tasks
  • You have been trained by a previous employer
  • You have spent a significant amount of time through internships and volunteer to hone your skills

What You Need to Prepare

You don’t need formal qualifications to apply for our RPL training course — trade experience, internships and volunteering count. As part of our assessment, we will evaluate key documents that summarise the skills you have already gained:

  • Your work history, including a description of responsibilities and performance appraisals
  • Internship experience
  • Membership to trade organisations and associations
  • Relevant licences
  • Volunteer work
  • Certificates from relevant training programmes and workshops
  • Non-formal courses

Assessment

To have your skills recognised you need to get a formal assessment.  The amount of credits that will be recognised depends on the breadth of your existing skills and experience.

All our assessments will be performed by qualified academic professionals with a firm grasp of the learning outcomes required for our RPL training facility. Our assessment team will study the evidence you have provided, following standard metrics in RPL assessment. They will also perform an interview with you to see a clear picture of your capabilities and history relevant to the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that assesses whether the skills and knowledge you already have count towards a Nationally Recognised qualification or Statement of Attainment. You may be able to shorten the length of time for further studies. In some cases, you may get 100 per cent recognition for your qualification, meaning you would not have to study at all.

To have your skills recognised you need to get a formal assessment.

Trade Recognition (RPL) Process:

Trade Recognition (Rpl) Process

The trade qualifications we specialise in include:

Learn the skills needed to repair and service the mechanical parts of motor vehicles, like the transmission, engine, and suspension systems.

Learn the skills required to service, repair and overhaul the mechanical parts of commercial transport vehicles, like the transmission, engine and suspension systems.

Learn the skills needed to maintain and repair the mechanical systems of mobile plant vehicles and other skills needed to become a qualified mobile plant technician.

Learn the skills needed to construct frames, pitched roofs, eaves, ceiling frames, external stairs, flooring systems and other tasks the carpentry trade.

Learn the skills needed to set up machinery, repair and replace components of mechanical systems, install plant equipment and other tasks in fitting and turning.

Learn the skills required to install, service and repair air conditioning systems and refrigeration, including the relevant electrical circuits, in different environments.

Learn the skills needed to install, repair, maintain, overhaul and perform maintenance tests on different plant machinery and engineering components.

Learn the skills needed to repair, maintain, overhaul, perform diagnostic tests and service engineering components in a mechanical and plant environment.

Learn the skills needed to product, manufacture and repair light metal products from flat sheets of metal, like zinc-covered steel and stainless steel.

  • MEM30305: Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Boilermaker)

Learn the skills needed to manufacture, service and repair boilers, vats and large vessels that hold industrial liquids and gases.

  • MEM30305: Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (First Class Welder)

Learn the skills needed to cut, shape, join and solder metals in various structures, including buildings, homes, water vessels and more.

Learn the skills needed to work in the construction industry, as well as the skills required of an operator working in a civil plant environment.

Who Can Apply?

Anyone with a trade background and at least five years industry experience may apply to have his or her skills recognised nationally. This may include time in training and/or employment either in Australia or overseas.

How to Apply?

Fill out the Trade Recognition Enquiry form on this page, giving us your contact details and the trade in which you are interested in gaining recognition. We will contact you for a short discussion and send you the appropriate forms.