The dream of working in Australia seems like an unobtainable goal for many individuals based overseas, but for a wide range of skilled foreign workers, this is far from the case. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a means by which skilled workers can utilise previous overseas experience to attain qualifications recognised in Australia. These qualifications might be certifications, or degrees, or job-related learning, and are the key to being able to work in fields migrants are already experienced in.
These recognised qualifications allow applicants to work in a huge range of industries, whether they be small or medium businesses, start-ups, or globally recognised brands. By obtaining an RPL, the process to being granted visas, such as the TSS (temporary skills shortage) visa, and migration documents is also made faster and simpler.
Applying for RPL and visas
To be granted an RPL, applicants must first seek out the qualification best suited to their background and experience and apply for an RPL assessment. Following relevant steps should then lead to applicants receiving official recognition for experience that has you already have!
The TSS allows for applicants with occupations on the Short-Term Skilled Occupations List to be eligible for visas of up to two years and applicants on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) can apply for up to four years. Short-term skilled applicants can renew their visa for another two years, while MLTSSL applicants are eligible for permanent residency after three years. Applicants are also able to include dependent family members in their TSS visa when applying.
Dramatically improved prospects
An Expression of Interest (EOI) on the Australian Government’s SkillSelect website is an ideal way to help candidates match with a relevant company for nomination. Australia has a continuing skills shortage in a huge variety of fields – Occupations that are lacking skilled workers include things as diverse as engineering, optometry, solicitors, midwifery and hairdressing. With these being just a few of the occupations in demand right now, there has never been a better time to attain Recognition of Prior Learning.
Ready to be recognised?
If you have the experience necessary to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning, make sure to get in touch with Skills Certified today. We’re here to help you make the most of your previous experience and start you on your journey to relevant, fulfilling work in Australia – landing your dream job is achievable!