Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

What is RPL?
Recognition of prior learning (RPL), is a process for giving candidates credit for skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning. It can be gained at any stage of their lives, through formal and informal learning, in Australia or overseas, through work or other activities such as volunteering.

What is involved?
You will be required to complete a RPL Kit in FULL to receive a RPL kit or for us to even accept the kit and any of the contents within it.

How to complete a RPL kit?
Please view the video below:

This video has been created to show students how to complete a RPL kit in full detail

What are the key points to consider prior to applying for RPL?

• Saying something is simply not enough Documents like resumes are merely saying something in writing (statements) that need to be backed up by supporting evidence.

• If it isn’t in writing, it doesn’t count All evidence needs to be documented, and may include testimonies, reference letters, etc, as long as they are recorded and validated.

• Everything needs to be current (up to date) Just because you hold a qualification it doesn’t mean it’s acceptable. Things change and the applicant needs to demonstrate how they have maintained currency.

 • These may not be measurable against Australian Qualifications The trap here is that these qualifications may have different terminology, components, learning outcomes, or elements that we are simply unable to accurately map against the units in a VET course. If we can’t map it, we can’t award it.

• Your evidence needs to demonstrate your work, experience, knowledge and ability against standards & requirements, what your company or another organisation counts may not be enough or correct for the standards that are required to award RPL.