Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)


What is Recognition of Prior Learning?


RPL is the acknowledgment of skills and knowledge obtained through learning achieved outside the formal education and training system, and includes work and life experience including paid and volunteer work, and skills attained through leisure pursuits such as community, mechanical or linguistic abilities.

An individual may not need to complete all of a training program if he / she can already demonstrate some of the competencies taught within the program. RPL recognises prior knowledge, skills and experience, and measures it against the qualification in which an RPL applicant is enrolled.


How do i demonstrate Competence?


Competence is the demonstration of skills and knowledge that you have gained through life and work experiences, as well as any training that you have successfully completed that can be matched against a set of industry performance standards. These performance standards are referred to as units of competency. These units are grouped together to form a specific industry qualification, within the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) and in accordance with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Each unit of competency is divided into elements, performance criteria, required skills, required knowledge and Performance Evidence. Each of these components of the unit must be demonstrated in order for competence to be confirmed. This can be achieved through training and assessment (the most common approach) or through the RPL process.


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