Recognition of prior learning or RPL is a way of gaining formal recognition for the skills and knowledge you already have.
Benefits of RPL
- Gaining a full qualification or credit towards one
- Completing a course more quickly
- Gaining professional recognition for skills and knowledge you already have
- Improving your employment prospects
- Providing a pathway to further studies
Applying for RPL
Contact the relevant training area for further information on getting started.
Be prepared to provide evidence of your skills and knowledge.
Your assessor will explain what you need to provide.
RPL assessment may differ between different qualifications and situations. The general process under the guidance of an assessor is
- Self assessment - before enrolling you complete a self assessment
- Competency conversation - after you enrol the assessor will interview you. During this interview you can produce relevant documents such as third party reports, work samples, licenses, academic records, resume, references etc
- Demonstration - following or during the interview the assessor will observe you completing practical activities
- Confirmation - the assessor confirms your claims with any third parties
- Completion - the assessor will advise you of the outcome and if further study is required
FT - Full time
PT - Part time
FLX - Flexible
RPL - Recognition of prior learning
ONL - Online
OPL - Open learning
PRE - Preapprenticeship
APP - Apprenticeship
TRN - Traineeship
WPA - Workplace assessment