Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning is the formal acknowledgement of an individual’s current skills and knowledge – no matter how, when or where the learning and experience occurred.
For example, working as a manager could assist you in obtaining Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a Certificate or Diploma in Management.
RPL is an important assessment pathway, particularly for people who are considering undertaking study. The recognition gained may considerably reduce the study time and cost needed to successfully complete a nationally recognised qualification.
If you have considered undertaking study or training, think first about your existing skills and knowledge. With RPL, you may be able to use those existing skills to considerably reduce the time and cost it takes to complete a qualification.
Process to obtain recognition for prior learning
RPL is a process that should take place at the commencement of a person’s training, apprenticeship or traineeship and it can continue to take place throughout the training program. RPL assessment may include workplace observation, interviews or professional conversations, work samples and documented evidence. The process will include:
- A Trainer contacting you to discuss your skills and knowledge to establish if you have enough experience in your field to undertake RPL towards some or all of a nationally recognised qualification.
- Your Trainer liaising with you to collect evidence of your experience and tasks you have completed in your field. If you do not have the necessary experience to RPL some of the required competencies in the relevant qualification, gap training will be required
- Gap training requirements will be determined and delivery of the training will take place at your place of work.
Make your experience work for you – get recognition towards a nationally recognised qualification and take your career to the next level!