RPL in a Nutshell
RPL has become a buzzword among those who are seeking to gain a qualification. Over the last few decades, it has also evolved as various VET systems develop. Given its increasing popularity, more and more people today are considering taking the RPL route to achieve a national qualification.
What exactly is RPL?
RPL, or Recognition of Prior Learning, is an assessment pathway offered by Registered Training Organisations like Asset Training Australia, to allow individuals to gain a nationally recognised qualification. It evaluates skills and knowledge acquired outside the classroom against a given set of standards, competencies or learning outcomes. This pathway is an alternative to the standard assessment process for individuals who have gained – through their experience – the same knowledge and skills that could be acquired through a training program. It recognizes that experience can be as valuable as undertaking training.
Simply put, RPL is an assessment without training.
How should you prepare for the RPL process?
- Decide on the qualification you want, dependent upon your current skills and knowledge
- Research the qualification on training.gov.au
- Update your resume to include any new skills you have acquired
- Start compiling documentation that supports your RPL application
- Submit your resume to us for a no-obligation initial assessment
Does this sound like the right pathway for you? We know the value of a nationally recognised qualification and take pride in helping you achieve your goals. You can browse our list of available courses or, if you’re ready to take the next step, complete an initial assessment and an experienced advisor will be in contact with you shortly!