RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

A Recognition of Prior Learning is the process through which the skills and knowledge you have developed throughout your career can assist you in completing a relevant qualification.

WHAT IS RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)?

The Recognition of Prior Learning is all about the skills and knowledge you've collected through work and life experiences and then transferring them to current training course requirements. This can apply to both paid and unpaid work. For example, working in an office could help you get a certificate in business administration. Working on a farm could count towards a qualification in agriculture or mechanics.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

To complete an RPL, Work Skills will assess your skills against industry standards and gather evidence to support your application. Within this process a visit to your workplace may be organised so you can demonstrate your abilities and you may have to provide job descriptions, references or performance appraisals. The assessor will consider your skills and knowledge and match them against a suitable qualification. Fees apply for RPL assessment depending on the level of qualification and the amount of gap training required. Government funding and incentives are available in selected situations.

CREDIT TRANSFERS

A credit transfer recognises the study you've already done at school, college, TAFE or university. You may be able to have credit from a relevant earlier course transferred to your current studies. You cannot get credit transfer for your whole course. To be successful in gaining a credit transfer you must have certified copies of your certificates, awards or qualifications. There is no fee for a credit transfer.