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It’s no secret Australia is a truly international melting pot: nearly 30% of the population was born overseas with migrants representing every country in the world. New arrivals touch down every day hunting bigger and better opportunities, and they bring a variety of important skills and expertise to the workforce. But even the most highly qualified and experienced migrants can have difficulty finding work in Australia if their skills are not properly recognised or understood by employers.

What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows migrants to have their professional skills and knowledge officially recognised by a registered trade organisation (RTO) in Australia. Whether you have learned a trade through life experience, spent decades honing your profession or earned qualifications from overseas education, RPL is a fantastic pathway to finding work and establishing a career in your new country.

How can I get qualified through RPL?

At Skills Certified, there are four steps to earning a qualification through RPL:

Step 1: An experienced representative performs a quick check of your skills and qualifications, free of charge and at no obligation.

Step 2: We help create your Experience Portfolio complete with evidence of your skills and qualifications including references, certificates, resumes and photos and videos of you performing tasks.

Step 3: One of our partnering RTOs has a qualified assessor to evaluate the Experience Portfolio and assess whether you meet the requirements to qualify for RPL.

Step 4: If deemed competent by the assessor for the required units of competency, you will be awarded the relevant qualification by the RTO.

Explore RPL qualifications available through Skills Certified

We partner with RTOs throughout Australia to offer recognition of prior learning in a wide variety of fields. With our help, migrants can earn Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas in:

  • Automotive
  • Building & construction
  • Business & finance
  • Civil construction
  • Commercial cookery & hospitality
  • Community services
  • Engineering
  • Events & entertainment
  • Fitness & Recreation
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Health & massage
  • Horticulture & land management
  • Information Technology
  • Meat processing
  • Mining and resources
  • Plumbing services
  • Retail
  • Security & cleaning
  • Transport & logistics
  • Vocational education & training

Ready to start working in Australia?

Whether you want to apply for RPL now or simply want to find out more information, get in touch to find out how Skills Certified can help. If RPL is right for you, ask for a free, no-obligation skills check.

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