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Recognition of Prior Learning

Are you thinking about making a career change? Maybe further study? Did you know that you might be able to reduce the study time it takes to get your qualification and you can save money? Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is all about the skills and knowledge you’ve collected through work and life experiences and then transferring them to current training course requirements. RPL must take place at the start of your training, apprenticeship or traineeship after enrolling with a registered training provider. Credit transfer also recognises previous formal learning (e.g. university, other qualifications). It uses an assessment of your previous course to determine whether it can be credited to your new course. The assessment determines the extent to which your previous course is equivalent to the required learning outcomes of your desired qualification.

How are my skills assessed?

Your skills will be assessed against industry standards. This is done by an RPL assessor. You may be asked to:
  • perform tasks or jobs
  • talk about and explain how you do those jobs
  • provide samples of your work.
A visit to your workplace may be organised so you can demonstrate your abilities. 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.

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