Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an easy process that Australians with work experience can utilise. In this video, Mr. GQ from Get Qualified Australia explains the concept of skills recognition and recognition of prior learning to help you understand what evidence is required for RPL, and also how the assessment process works.
Hi Mr GQ here. I would like to explain the concept of Recognition of Prior Learning (take letters to form RPL) to you.
If you are or have been working in a certain industry for a period of years, you are eligible for these skills, knowledge and experience to be recognised through RPL. You may have had formal and informal training and education, together with your work experience and life experience, and this could deem you competent for a unit or units of a qualification. If you have all the required competencies and can prove this, the whole qualification can be awarded. A nationally recognised qualification consists of core and elective units which an individual needs to provide evidence of competency for. Evidence may take a variety of forms and could include certification, references from current and previous employment, testimonials from clients, performance appraisals, job descriptions and work samples. This evidence needs to provide recognition of competencies you currently hold, regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred. When assessing your evidence our assessors ensure that the evidence you have provided is current, sufficient, authentic and valid. Should you not have sufficient evidence to cover all the units, you will be provided with gap training related to the unit or units that you are lacking skills for. Once your assessor is satisfied with the evidence received, your portfolio will be compiled and submitted to the Registered Training Organisation (take letters to form RTO) issuing the qualification.
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