Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a way of using your existing skills to get a formal qualification.
The RPL process takes into account all the relevant skills, knowledge and experience that you have - regardless of the way you got them. Having your knowledge and skills formally recognised can help your career development.
Recognition of prior learning may:
- Reduce the cost of your course
- Help you make a career change
- Reduce the time you spend training
- Help you get a promotion
- Build your career confidence
Who is eligible for RPL?
You don't need to have already been a student or have done formal training. You may be eligible because of your work skills and knowledge, your paid or unpaid work experience, life experience or community work experience.
How does RPL work?
You will need to be assessed by one of our qualified assessors and provide evidence that your knowledge and skills meet the required standards. There are many ways of doing this. Evidence of your knowledge and skills can take a variety of forms; it could include a certification (formal qualification or statement of attainment), references from past employers, testimonials from clients, work samples or one of our assessors may observe you doing tasks and have a conversation with you about your skills.