RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
What RPL means?
Adult learners have skills, experiences, and knowledge that may be able to assist them in attaining formally nationally recognised units or qualifications (outside the traditional classroom). This process is known as Recognition of Prior Learning.
RPL is one type of assessment pathway learners may undertake to attain formal qualifications in the adult vocational education and training (AVET) sector. The integrity of such qualifications remain intact and is most suitable to those learners with a wealth of experience from the workforce who are looking to expand their careers.
Who is eligible for RPL?
All relevant formal and informal prior learning and experiences will be considered, however, not all learners will possess this. Our qualified assessors will discuss this at interview and should this be the case, further tailored study solutions will be presented to you for consideration.
What is RPL and how does it work?
A RPL assessment uses your existing lived experiences and one of our assessors will assist you in mapping them to attain formal qualifications. RPL is a way of gaining credit for what you have already done, which may reduce the amount of time you spend studying.
Top five (5) reasons to choose RPL
Efficiency in Time and Cost:
- RPL streamlines the qualification process, acknowledging existing skills and knowledge
- This approach is a ripper, saving time and dollars compared to conventional educational routes 🕒💰
Gateway to Further Education:
- RPL serves as a stepping stone to higher education or advanced courses
- It allows individuals to pursue additional qualifications, expanding their educational horizons🚪📚
- RPL formalises and recognises an individual’s skills and competencies
- This recognition enhances competitiveness in the job market, making career advancement a breeze 🚀
- RPL contributes to workforce development by ensuring employees possess industry-relevant skills and qualifications
- It aligns individuals with the demands of the industry, fostering professional growth 👷♂️📈
Promotion of Continuous Learning:
- RPL fosters a culture of lifelong learning
- It motivates individuals to continually upgrade their skills and knowledge, promoting ongoing personal and professional development 🎓🌐
RPL Assessment Services
- We begin the process with an initial consultation to understand your goals, background, and the qualification you are seeking. This allows us to assess the feasibility of RPL for your specific circumstances.
- Our experienced assessors carefully review and assess your documented evidence, such as work samples, resumes, portfolios, reference letters, and any other supporting documents that demonstrate your skills and knowledge.
- We map your evidence against the relevant qualification or competency standards, determining the extent to which your prior learning aligns with the required criteria.
Gap Analysis and Additional Requirements:
- If there are any gaps identified between your existing knowledge and the qualification requirements, we provide guidance on bridging those gaps.
- We may recommend additional evidence, professional development activities, or gap training to help you meet the required standards.
- We assist you in compiling a comprehensive RPL portfolio that showcases your skills, experience, and achievements.
- Our team provides guidance on how to present your evidence effectively, ensuring that it aligns with the assessment criteria and provides a clear demonstration of your competency.
Assessment Decision and Qualification Issuance:
- Based on the assessment of your RPL portfolio and any additional requirements, our assessors make a decision regarding your eligibility for the qualification.
- If you meet the required standards, we facilitate the issuance of the formal qualification (through our RTO partnership policies and procedures), providing you with recognition for your prior learning and expertise.
Ongoing Support and Guidance:
- Throughout the RPL process, we offer ongoing support and guidance, answering any questions you may have and providing clarification on the requirements or evidence gathering.
- Our team is dedicated to ensuring a smooth and efficient RPL journey for every individual, helping you navigate the process with confidence.
Required Documents for RPL Application
Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV):
- 📝 Detail your work history, educational qualifications, and any relevant training or professional development
- 📋 Provide job descriptions for roles held, showcasing duties, responsibilities, and skills developed
- 📬 Provide references from previous employers or colleagues, confirming your skills and experience
Certificates or Qualifications:
- 📜 Provide copies of qualifications or certificates, showcasing your prior learning
Work Samples or Portfolios:
- 🖼️ Submit work samples or a portfolio, demonstrating your skills and knowledge in your field
Other Relevant Documentation:
- 📑 Depending on the course or qualification, include additional documents like licenses, permits, or certificates of completion for training courses