Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Certification Courses
What is RPL?
Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) are mandated to recognise an individual’s skills and training from previous experiences under the Australian Qualification Framework.
Once assessed, your previously acquired knowledge and skills may earn you a nationally-recognised certification, which you can use to further your career.
Unlike other training and assessment processes, which use pre-set criteria, an RPL process uses a wider range of factors to determine your competency for certain qualifications. These factors include any education (formal or non-formal), employment (paid or voluntary) and related life experiences you gained in Australia as well as other countries.
With an RPL certification, you can fast track your way towards a qualification you need for the career you want. This removes the burden of having to take career-related courses just so you can get your desired positions.
The RPL Application Process
Complete your Self-Assessment – You are the best expert on what you’ve done and what you know, so the first step in the RPL process is a self-assessment. This allows you to self-evaluate to decide if you are likely to be successful in applying for RPL.
Pre-enrollment discussion – You can email the self-assessment back to us or if you are unsure about anything in the document, email the program co-ordinator.
Once we have seen your self-assessment we’ll have a conversation about the type of evidence you may be able to provide. RPL is a structured process of assessment of competence and requires evidence.
Enrol in the course – After we decide together which units you have the experience and evidence to confirm that experience to be granted RPL we can calculate the course fee.
You’ll be given an enrolment form with the reduced fee amount and invoice. The amount will depend on whether you will need gap training or not and also if you have already been issued with any relevant units of competence.
Provide Evidence – Once you are enrolled you can start any units that you are going to study and provide RPL evidence for any units that you are applying for RPL for.
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Benefits of RPL Qualification
Certifications, accreditations and other formal qualifications go a long way towards helping you succeed in your career. Organisations often look for formal certifications that prove you meet relevant industry standards and licensing requirements.
Save time and money on training programs
Training programs are a great way to gain or improve the skills you need for a certain position. But these programs require resources, such as your time and money.
If you’ve had relevant experiences before, they can be converted into a formal certification through an RPL assessment. With this, you won’t have to invest time and money to take training programs and relearn things you have already picked up from real-life experiences.
Improve your career prospects
Employers are more likely to choose someone with the right qualifications over an applicant who only says they have experience. With RPL, you can work toward certifications relevant to the position you’re applying for based on your past experiences. This formal certification cements your qualification for the role, especially since RPL is a government-mandated process.
Why Choose Skills Recognition International
At Skills Recognition International, you can enjoy the following benefits: