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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Convert your knowledge, skills and experience to a Nationally Recognised Qualification with RPL.

Do you have the skills but not the qualification? Recognition of Prior Learning may for you!

There is no argument that skills and experience are more important than having the piece of paper to prove it. However, it feels good to be recognised for your hard work and it can make the difference between getting your next promotion/job or being overlooked because someone else was seen as being more qualified.

Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process is very simple; our team do most of the hard work for you and provide you with one-on-one guidance throughout the whole RPL process.

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What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment pathway offered by Registered Training Organisations such as Asset College for individuals to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Generally, to achieve a qualification you would undertake a training program followed by an assessment process. The RPL pathway is a substitute for the standard assessment process for individuals who have gained the same knowledge and skills through their experience rather than through a training program. This process recognises that experience can be as valuable as undertaking training.

We understand that people acquire knowledge and skills from other training programs (both accredited and non-accredited), employment within various industries as well as participation in voluntary, social and recreational activities. By documenting and assessing this experience (or prior knowledge), our assessors may be able to align this experience to competencies in the Australian Qualifications Framework.

In cases where an applicant can supply evidence that aligns completely with the requirements of the unit or qualification applied for, Asset College can issue the relevant Qualification or Statement of Attainment without the candidate requiring further training/assessment.

Why should I undertake RPL instead of studying the course?

RPL is not a suitable pathway for everyone. It is suitable for individuals who have knowledge, skills and experience that is at the same or higher level than the qualification outcome. For example, a General Manager of an organisation who has extensive leadership experience but no formal leadership qualifications would be an ideal candidate to undertake a Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership through an RPL pathway.

If RPL is the right option for you then it can have these benefits:

  • RPL takes less time than studying
  • RPL is cheaper because you are only paying for assessment, not training and assessment
  • Receive credit for the work and other experience that you have already completed
  • Any gap training that may be required can be based on your current role/business
  • Customised assessments to suit your personal circumstances

What qualifications are available for RPL?

Basically all of our Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma qualifications are available through an RPL Pathway.

There are some qualifications and short courses which are not suitable for RPL due to industry licensing requirements or the level of risk involved. Examples include firearms training, security licensing courses and short courses like the OHS White Card and RSA.

How does the RPL process work?

RPL is simply an assessment process. The main difference to a normal assessment is that instead of supplying a standard set of assessment records (ie. questions, case studies, practical activities, projects, etc.) which have been pre-mapped to meet the training package requirements; you would be supplying equivalent evidence collected from your own experience. The assessor then maps your evidence to ensure that what you have supplied meets the training package requirements.

  1. Initial Assessment – Initially you complete our Free Skills Assessment
    by uploading your resume and/or position description along with any
    prior qualifications you hold. The assessor will use this to determine if
    the RPL process is appropriate for you. There is no need to provide all of
    your evidence at this stage as this will be requested if you choose to go
    ahead with your RPL.
  2. Selection of Electives – If you decide to go ahead with the RPL process,
    a 50% deposit is required to begin. Once paid, you will then choose your
    electives and be enrolled.
  3. Evidence Gathering – Your assessor will either release the online RPL
    kits to you or provide you with guidance on the relevant evidence to
    supply so your evidence can be mapped. Whether this is done through
    online RPL kits or manually is dependent on the qualification applied for.
    You should collect and submit as much evidence as possible for the
    assessor to review.
  4. Evidence Mapping – Your assessor will review the evidence that you
    supplied and map it against the training package requirements. You
    must be able to demonstrate sufficient, valid, authentic and current
    evidence against all aspects of the training package in order to be
    assessed as competent.
  5. Additional Evidence / Gap Training – Once the mapping has been
    completed your assessor may find some gaps in your evidence. If this is
    the case they will develop a strategy for you to supply additional
    evidence. This may be supplying work samples, completing projects,
    undertaking an RPL interview and/or completing other tasks required to
    collect sufficient evidence.
  6. Final Administration – Once your qualification has been mapped, we will
    complete a final administrative process to ensure that our assessors
    have followed the correct process to ensure quality and consistency of
    assessment decisions. Once this process has been complete, final
    payment is required prior to your qualification being issued.

How long does the RPL process take?

The minimum timeframe to complete an RPL is generally 1 – 2 weeks however this varies depending on the qualification, the evidence that you supply and the assessor’s workload. Often our assessors require information and verification from 3rd parties which can also take some time.

We may need to request additional evidence several times throughout the assessment process which can extend the overall timeframe so we ask that you submit as much evidence as possible in the first instance.

We require that RPL evidence must be submitted within 90 days of enrolment to
ensure candidates stay motivated and the process continues to move swiftly.
There are exceptions to this rule which will be discussed on a case by case basis.
A $50 re-enrolment fee will be required if evidence is not provided within 90 days
and no reasonable excuse can be provided.

Are these qualifications nationally recognised?

Yes. All qualifications offered by Asset Training Australia are nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

What happens if I don’t have or cannot find sufficient evidence?

Our assessors have several strategies for collecting evidence to meet the assessment requirements. In addition to supplying typical RPL evidence we can provide projects, case studies, question banks, etc. We can also conduct an RPL interview, obtain 3rd party reports and have various other options.

There are plenty of options which your assessor can discuss with you based on your individual circumstances.

What support is available to complete the RPL process?

You will be provided with the direct contact details for your assessor. You will be able to contact them by phone, email and in some cases in person.

Can I get a refund if I am not eligible for the qualification?

There is no cost for the initial assessment which will give you an indication of your suitability to undertake the RPL assessment.

If you commence the formal RPL assessment you will be required to pay a minimum 50% deposit to cover the time for our assessor(s) to review your evidence. This deposit is not refundable. If you have paid in full and are deemed unsuitable for RPL at this point we will refund all fees paid excluding the 50% deposit.

If you do not complete the RPL because you change your mind or choose not to supply the requested evidence then you will not be eligible for any refund.

Do you accept international qualifications and overseas work experience as evidence?

All evidence for an RPL assessment needs to be valid, authentic, sufficient and current.

International qualifications and work experience gained outside of Australia that meets these requirements can be considered as RPL evidence. Please note that the evidence must be in English for us to determine its validity and must be from a source that we can contact to verify authenticity.

If you are unsure, submit the evidence as part of the no-obligation initial assessment and the assessor will provide some feedback regarding the suitability of the evidence.

How do I complete a free skills assessment?

Our Free Skills Assessments can be completed in as little as 10 minutes by uploading your resume and previous qualifications as well as answering a few questions related to your work experience.

This can be done completely online and will be sent to our RPL Facilitator to review. You will receive a response as to whether you are a good candidate for RPL based on the information you have provided to us within 2 – 4 business days.

Complete my Free Skills Assessment now!

Matthew Wall is an awesome instructor. So much knowledge and patience. Such a great security course. I learned so much!
Angie Lynn Leigh
Angie Lynn Leigh
2018-10-05T07:01:31+0000
I recently had an RPL completed with Asset College Australia. Henry Winzar was very helpful outlining what evidence and experience was required to complete the Cert 4 in Project Management. I will recommend to Asset College to friends and colleagues with confidence. Thanks!!
Anthony Wagner
Anthony Wagner
2018-09-19T22:02:50+0000
Asset College is fantastic and their Recruitment Events really pay off. I highly recommend them to everyone. Thanks Asset!
Terri Anne Gossage
Terri Anne Gossage
2018-09-04T03:26:32+0000
Just completed my cert 3 in Security Operations at meadowbrook campus. Matthew, Lynn and Graham were my trainers and i cannot speak HIGHLY enough of how awesome they are. I'm so glad i chose asset for my training and i will definitely be back for more qualifications through them. Keep the awesome work up guys!!
Tegan Stonham
Tegan Stonham
2018-07-21T09:46:34+0000
I just completed my cert III in Security with Logan Asset. Matt & Lynn were my trainers. I got the best of both worlds. Teaching & Technique style was different. But I loved getting aspect from both Instructors. Very knowledgeable and I just absolutely loved the vibe Matt & Lynn bought to teaching. Lynn your style of teaching gets the theory through my head. Thank you for making my time at Asset AMAZING and I will definitely be doing my refresher courses through Asset.
Ldbl Rose
Ldbl Rose
2018-06-22T06:06:26+0000
Currently attending a Cert III in Security Operations at North Lakes. Staff are brilliant and very helpful. My Trainer/Facilitator is very professional and extremely knowledgeable in many if not all facets of the Security Industry. I also have a great group of class mates, working together and being a team is very important to me. See you all tomorrow �
Jason Elliott
Jason Elliott
2018-05-20T00:42:47+0000
Great organisation. I look forward to completing courses with them this year.
Jai Jamieson
Jai Jamieson
2018-03-27T23:54:41+0000
I recently completed my Cert II in Security Operations and Aviation Security training under Craig Tyson’s teachings. Absolutely great course and loved every minute of it. Two short weeks later upon finishing my qualifications I was interviewed for a Aviation Transport and Screening Officer position. I have now been accepted into ISS at Brisbane Airport and I have Craig and the whole Asset team to thank!
Lauren Maree Frances Paton
Lauren Maree Frances Paton
2018-02-23T03:51:08+0000
Professional, Great Facilities and Staff that ensures you are in good hands to achieve the required outcomes
Ian Hodgson
Ian Hodgson
2018-01-19T08:05:41+0000
I just finished my Security course at Logan a few weeks ago and these guys were brilliant. Especially our onsite trainer at Logan (I wont say his name to help him out - lol but he knows who he is). I have never seen a trainer actually keep things real so well. Most trainers I find are just pompous twits, but he was fantastic and would do all my courses in future with him. Great job as a company also guys. Thanks
Jaymie Johnson
Jaymie Johnson
2017-11-06T02:47:35+0000
Completed my Cert III in Security Operations today at the Meadowbrook location, I found my Trainer Matthew Wall extremely knowledgeable and someone who took great pleasure in sharing that knowledge. As someone who has partaken in a few courses (IT Certifications and one failed Tafe Cert III years ago) I found this course to be the best one I have done. If I was to come across someone wanting to know if there was a place that was good to get their training through I would certainly encourage them to follow up with Asset Training, and most certainly recommend Matthew as a trainer.
Neil Mcguire
Neil Mcguire
2017-10-13T13:28:48+0000
Doing my certificate 3 in Security. 3 days in and already got a job lined up for when I get certificate.
Duane Daniel Bartlett
Duane Daniel Bartlett
2017-09-20T22:25:08+0000
Todd E Philippe
Todd E Philippe
2017-05-26T22:13:13+0000
I have just recently completed the CERT II, CERT III in Security Operations and the Aviation, Maritime & Security Screening Course. I could not fault the Asset Training Australia team. Their instructors and support staff are all of a very high standard, everyone was helpful and very supportive. I would have no hesitation in recommending Asset Training to anyone considering a career in the Security Industry.
Charles Perry
Charles Perry
2017-05-19T07:51:11+0000
Enjoyed the course I just completed with them Cert lll.Would highly recommend Asset to anyone interested in obtaining their Security License.
Sandy Tait
Sandy Tait
2017-05-01T03:58:55+0000
I would like to thank all the team at asset for your help in securing a position with wilson security. From the first day of of doing my cert2 and 3 in security with kevin and fiearms with James and then going for pre screen interview with mike and attending the wilson event.u guys go and above and beyond what most trainning organisations do and i would highly recommend this company to others
Martin Reuben
Martin Reuben
2017-04-18T02:57:57+0000
Big "SHOUT OUT" to ALL the staff at Asset for their Professional approach to Training & equipping me & many others, especially in our class to achieve our Job Search Goals. I was prepared well by the Team at Asset as I have been given a job offer with ISS as an Aviation Protection Officer / Screening. The training was Fun & Professional hence I recommend it to a friend who has since enrolled himself into the next course.� Joe
Joe Mathews
Joe Mathews
2017-04-07T07:19:11+0000
Thouroughly enjoyed course. Cert11 Cert 111..Havent studied so had for so long..Thanks Dave and Renee Asset Training Hemit Park Townsville..Love yor work..Well Done.
Shirley Stevens
Shirley Stevens
2017-04-07T06:40:26+0000
Did security operations cert 2 & 3 The trainer was excellent.
Groot Van Buuren
Groot Van Buuren
2017-04-07T03:24:16+0000
After previously completing First Aid & CPR with Asset and experiencing their interactive approach, industry knowledge and professionalism - something I had not experienced at other RTOs, I did not hesitate to continue my professional development with ATA and am excited to have just completed a dual Certificate IV in Training and Assessment together with Small Business Management. I'm looking forward to the next part of my journey :D
Natarsha Tyson
Natarsha Tyson
2017-04-05T02:59:58+0000
Jamal Carab
Jamal Carab
2017-04-03T11:28:13+0000
I recently completed a CertIV in training and assessment and business management and couldn't recommend ATA enough. Trainers all very helpful with any question. It was a new challenge for me as I hadn't undertaken a course above Cert III before and am happy with how I went and greatful for the support I received from ATA. Thanks and I looking for my next area of interest you offer.
Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell
2017-03-26T09:14:02+0000
Recently completed Cert 2 &3 in Security teachers were awesome class was fun would highly recommend
Ellen Mcleod
Ellen Mcleod
2017-03-21T04:41:09+0000
Awesome flexibility and knowledge the the trainer (Chris) also made the course very enjoyable. Would recommend and will recommended to anyone interested in security. 11/10
Jarren Cross
Jarren Cross
2017-03-19T05:06:06+0000
I completed cert 2 & 3 security operations Jan Feb this year I have recommended others to train with asset & i will be going back for more training. Go for it people.
Michael Benson
Michael Benson
2017-03-01T03:15:23+0000
I have just decided to make a career changes and booked in and did the Cert 2 and Cert 3 in security. We had James the first week and then Kevin, both of these trainers were excellent and knew what they were talking about plus any help required if we needed it along with humour. I will be going to do my aviation screening course on 30th Jan and have already applied to ISS and MSS but they need my license no so as soon as that is acquired and before will be looking for jobs. I thoroughly recommend females to book in and try this course out as we are needed in the security areas too.
Denise McDougall Long
Denise McDougall Long
2017-01-21T06:24:04+0000
Blaze Komicioski Najdovski
Blaze Komicioski Najdovski
2016-08-24T00:56:12+0000
Tim Cooke
Tim Cooke
2016-08-15T01:03:27+0000
Rama Krishna Reddy Valluri
Rama Krishna Reddy Valluri
2016-06-10T07:38:04+0000
I am not in the habit of writing reviews normally however I have been dealing with Brooke Shellback regarding RPL and other training matters and have to say I have never dealt with anyone so helpful and quick to action requests for information. Brooke provided the "go to" person that you seek in an organisation to actually get things done and professionalism is a refreshing find. Asset Training Australia presumably know how well served they are by Brooke but if not I hope this helps. Regards Graham Matthews
Graham Matthews
Graham Matthews
2016-06-03T03:19:08+0000
Having worked in training for 20+ years, I recently completed RPL for Associate Diploma's through Asset Training and was incredibly impressed with the professional approach they took and the excellent communication about every stage of the process. A particular thanks to Brooke for her patience with my questions and emails and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to up skill or go through the RPL process.
Pete Brace
Pete Brace
2016-05-23T05:53:33+0000
Vesna Kitanovska
Vesna Kitanovska
2016-03-19T05:59:03+0000
Best place to go to re-new your security Licence go to the North Lakes office & ask for James .
Jason O'keeffe
Jason O'keeffe
2016-02-11T06:42:37+0000
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson
2015-11-14T07:15:15+0000
Great quality training from highly experienced trainers
Anthony Carlon
Anthony Carlon
2015-11-05T09:20:12+0000
I recently completed my Certificate II in security operations and Batons & Handcuffs licence at North Lakes led by James Hickey. He was a knowledgeable and all-round fantastic teacher. I was very impressed by the ease of signing up and completing my courses, and I would like to thank you all for guiding me on my career path.
Stephanie Lynette Horsley
Stephanie Lynette Horsley
2015-10-25T11:29:46+0000
Just completed a cert 2& 3 in Security Operations, It was fantastic! James was our trainer for the course and he was very helpful, fairly well knowledgeable with what he was teaching and made sense of confusion by using real world scenarios. Couldnt ask for better! Keep it up guys :)
Danny J. Silby
Danny J. Silby
2015-09-27T04:01:41+0000
Kyle Terra Nova
Kyle Terra Nova
2015-09-09T05:46:40+0000
Ben Kelly
Ben Kelly
2015-07-06T06:11:25+0000
Kayla England
Kayla England
2015-07-05T13:20:00+0000
SaiFo Almsalawi
SaiFo Almsalawi
2015-07-01T16:00:15+0000
Wesley Fee Pennings
Wesley Fee Pennings
2015-05-28T01:38:22+0000
Had a brilliant time doing my cert 2 and 3 in security. Craig is an exceptional teacher and i will have to come back for more courses.
Dwayne Million
Dwayne Million
2015-04-24T01:51:05+0000
I have just finished the 2 courses (Cert 2 & Cert 3 in Security Operations) and that was delivered across 2 weeks and the staff, trainer and training was fantastic. I would highly recommend Asset Training Australia and the Townsville instructor Dave Powell for any security industry training in the future. Dave was very good at making the instructions interesting and it was very well delivered. I felt that I actually learnt and retained the information and also understood all that was being discussed, Dave has a lot of security industry knowledge and it shows. I will be doing more courses here with Asset Training Australia – Townsville in the future, a very big thanks to Dave for an exciting course and to Renee for all of the help that was given to me as well, thanks heaps.
BenJamin Howie
BenJamin Howie
2015-04-14T01:43:20+0000
Very enjoyable and informative course, ian, kim and paul all had a very sound knowledge of the industry which made learning from them easy. They were always open to answer any questions and help out wherever needed. Thanks guys!
Brenton Turnbull
Brenton Turnbull
2015-02-27T02:38:21+0000
When I missed my Weapons renewal (financial reasons) other organizations were trying to make me do the entire weapons course again as the certificates had run their time, But Mark gave me RPL for no cost and got my weapons license back again....thanks Mark, your company is awesome, your trainers are awesome and your tea and biscuits are awesome.......
Mal McAuliffe
Mal McAuliffe
2015-02-18T06:20:11+0000
Caden Wardle
Caden Wardle
2015-02-14T14:10:01+0000
Alphonse Tatuava
Alphonse Tatuava
2015-02-14T11:50:23+0000
Firstly, I wish to commend Trainers James & Craig on their communication, knowledge, and professionalism throughout the entirety on Firearms & Defensive Tactics. In my opinion their outstanding work ethic is an invaluable asset toward students and Asset Training Australia. I have nothing but admiration and praise for both James and Craig, and I would not hesitate to recommend my family, friends or colleagues to attend their classroom.
James Jw
James Jw
2015-02-14T10:27:59+0000
Terence Greaves
Terence Greaves
2015-02-12T00:20:26+0000
Brooke Shellback
Brooke Shellback
2015-02-04T00:39:42+0000
Jay James L
Jay James L
2015-01-24T05:32:02+0000
Craig Tyson
Craig Tyson
2015-01-01T06:40:34+0000
Steve Murphy
Steve Murphy
2014-12-21T05:53:08+0000
Excellent trainers. Great prices
Adam Stifanic
Adam Stifanic
2014-10-17T10:58:24+0000
Janelle Hurrell
Janelle Hurrell
2014-10-16T04:13:25+0000
Steph Bourman
Steph Bourman
2014-08-05T18:31:29+0000
Jaie Makepeace
Jaie Makepeace
2014-05-21T10:17:01+0000
Had the best Shooting Experience with the Asset team... I wanna do that again!!!
Tracey Sneesby
Tracey Sneesby
2014-05-12T22:53:46+0000
Lindsay Foster
Lindsay Foster
2014-04-13T08:29:43+0000
Hey just loved the cert 3 in security operation training I have just conducted last week Can't wait to conduct further training
Greg Baker
Greg Baker
2014-01-24T21:51:21+0000
David Gillett
David Gillett
2014-01-21T07:05:53+0000
Mark Costello
Mark Costello
2013-12-07T08:13:25+0000
Andy Tesch
Andy Tesch
2013-11-23T04:44:41+0000
Daniel Alexandria Stone
Daniel Alexandria Stone
2013-11-06T22:52:28+0000
Brendan Lalot
Brendan Lalot
2013-11-06T00:51:26+0000
Brock Woodruff
Brock Woodruff
2013-11-02T09:14:01+0000
Darren Friend
Darren Friend
2013-11-01T13:24:39+0000
Rene Grosse
Rene Grosse
2013-10-28T09:09:58+0000
Daniel Oschmanns
Daniel Oschmanns
2013-10-26T11:15:17+0000
Daniel Kenneth Smith
Daniel Kenneth Smith
2013-10-24T04:27:54+0000
Darrin Thomas
Darrin Thomas
2013-10-20T18:43:20+0000
Doug White
Doug White
2013-10-20T06:02:39+0000
Brett Lynch
Brett Lynch
2013-10-14T08:28:02+0000
Josh Douglas Stenner
Josh Douglas Stenner
2013-10-13T13:03:29+0000
Annette May
Annette May
2013-10-10T12:34:22+0000
Brendan Coulston
Brendan Coulston
2013-10-03T23:02:30+0000
Belinda Willis
Belinda Willis
2013-09-29T03:47:47+0000
Shasha Zee
Shasha Zee
2013-09-15T00:32:53+0000
Matthew Maltry
Matthew Maltry
2013-09-12T03:18:39+0000
Neal Richard Costello
Neal Richard Costello
2013-09-02T16:23:22+0000
Mitchell Crawford
Mitchell Crawford
2013-08-15T15:21:22+0000
Luke Wakeham
Luke Wakeham
2013-07-24T11:52:27+0000
Natasha Baro
Natasha Baro
2013-07-22T14:55:01+0000

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