Fast track gaining your qualification. Use your past experience to gain credits towards your qualification

Recognition of prior learning (RPL), is a process for granting candidates credit for skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning. It can be gained at any stage of an applicant’s life, through formal and informal learning, in Australia or overseas or through work or other activities such as volunteering.

Recognition means the candidate gains credit towards a vocational qualification – sometimes a full qualification – without undertaking a complete training program. Recognition can be a more efficient process than putting people through training in areas they already know well. It means less time off the job and can be more satisfying for the learner.

Recognition may be granted through:

Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously and successfully completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled in. If you can clearly show you have already gained the equivalent skills or knowledge, you may be granted credit for unit/s of competency or in some cases up to 100% of a course

Evidence requirements for RPL

You will need to provide evidence to demonstrate that you have the skills and knowledge required to meet the requirements of each unit of competency.

Evidence for RPL that you submit must be current and may include:

  • Letters and references, including confirmation from your employers, clients or community groups
  • References from your paid or unpaid work experience
  • Samples of your work, including reports, articles or publications
  • Emails, meeting minutes and other documents

You may also be required to undertake an interview or practical assessment to demonstrate that your skills are current.

If you are applying for recognition for your overseas qualifications, you should provide certified translations of your qualifications or documents.

For more information on your individual eligibility for RPL, contact us today.