Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
RPL is a process to gather evidence to provide recognition (and a nationally recognised qualification) to those who have the skills and knowledge relevant to the qualification (i.e. they are competent in the qualification competency standards). RPL is not an assessment or testing process. It is an evidence gathering process, recognising experience and knowledge, regardless of how or where the skills and knowledge were achieved.
The Recognition of Prior Learning Process
- The applicant completes the RPL Enrolment Kit (enrolment form, self-assessment check and references)
- Once enrolled, the applicant completes the RPL Applicant Kit (work history, testimonials, additional documents, references)
- Assessor interviews applicant and records evidence (may include photos of work samples, copies of documents, knowledge questions, demonstration of skills) and provides student with a progress report
- Assessor conducts additional gap training if required (up to 8 units of competency)
- Qualification is issued to applicant within 14 days of successful completion