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:
- Have your current skills and knowledge recognised
- Help you make a career change
- Build your career confidence
Who is eligible for RPL?
You don't need to have already been a student or have completed 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. Some examples of this could be can take a variety of forms; it could include a certification (formal qualification or statement of attainment), references from past employers, testimonials from clients and work samples to name a few. One of our Assessors will observe you completing tasks and record verbally and visually details in relation to your understanding and knowledge for the modules within your qualification. These assessment activities will be clearly outlined with adequate time for preparation, and may take place across potentially several site visits.
Can I apply for RPL at Construction Trade Qualifications (CTQ)?
You sure can! Just give us a call on 1300 270 539 or email us to get the process started. You will need to book a time with our Training staff to discuss your level of experience and eligibility to apply for RPL through Construction Trade Qualifications.