Recognition of Prior Learning


RPL is an assessment process whereby your skills and knowledge are assessed using your relevant prior learning.  Prior learning can include formal, informal and non-formal learning and work and life experience.

In order to apply for RPL, students will be taken through the following 4 steps:

Step 1 – Students self-evaluation.
Step 2 – Interview with assessor.
Step 3 – Demonstration/observation of tasks.
Step 4 – Provision of further supporting evidence.

The portfolio of evidence should clearly identify each relevant document and its relationship to the claim for RPL and must be:

  • Authentic (your own work)
  • Valid (directly related to the current version of the endorsed unit of competency)
  • Current (reflects your current capacity to perform the aspect of the work covered by the unit(s) of competency. Please note evidence must not be more than 2 years old)
  • Sufficient (ensure that there is enough evidence and that evidence assessed is of sufficient quality to meet the requirements specified in the unit of competency.)

Entry Requirements
Provision/portfolio of supporting evidence

From 2 Hours

On successful completion of this course students will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for the unit/s for which they are deemed competent. The Unique Student Identifier (USI) must be supplied and verified prior to the Certificate(s) being issued.
Your Statement of Attainment does not have an expiry date, however, industry standards recommend retraining every two years.