Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which you can achieve a nationally recognised qualification, without the need to attend classes. You are assessed by providing us with evidence of the knowledge, skills and experience you already have at the maximum rate of 250 AUD per unit.
You have the skills, you have the knowledge and you have the industry experience. Now all you need to do is be assessed!
A Recognition of Prior Learning process is where you provide evidence of your skills and knowledge against a checklist of requirements that we provide you with.
To assess a RPL application, applicants are required to use the Australian Training and Education College RPL tool kit, which was used to gather evidence required for an RPL assessment. The tool kit will be provided once the applicant is enrolled into the program. This tool kit is provided to applicants who request to be assessed as competent based on RPL.
provides an alternative pathway to achieving a qualification without course attendance
is a consultative process between with the candidate and the assessor to determine whether the candidate has acquired the requisite learning, skills and knowledge to demonstrate that they have achieved the required learning outcomes or performance criteria of the course or qualification for which the candidate is seeking
Identifies where appropriate additional learning experiences or training gaps need to be identified to achieve a qualification Is the conduct of an assessment to confirm competency.
Australian Training and Education College has developed a process that promotes holistic and task-based assessment. It focuses on relating assessment activities to actual job tasks. The intention of this model is to streamline and simplify the process of recognizing competency.
Prior to RPL, information is provided to the candidate about the assessment process. Specific advice is given to each candidate on how they can demonstrate their competence and what documentary evidence that is required to gather support for their application. Each industry has unique documents that can provide evidence of experience and competence.
The candidate is required to provide adequate information prior to, throughout and after a training and assessment experience. The assessor, in this process, needs to be fully aware of the needs of the candidate and help them identify relevant workplace personnel who can confirm competency in the candidate.
The focus of the Australian Training and Education College streamlined holistic assessment process is to focus on demonstrated skills and knowledge and not to rely purely on documentary evidence as the main source of evidence.
Some examples of documentary evidence that can support the process include:
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