What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process used by RTOs to evaluate a person's skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning, in Australia or overseas, be it through life experience, work or other activities such as volunteering. RTOs can also provide a credit against units of competency, often shortening the time needed to undertake a qualification.

The four steps involved in receiving a qualification through RPL are:

  • A free, no obligation, RPL skills check provided by an experienced Skills Certified representative
  • Compiling and submitting your 'Experience Portfolio' to provide relevant documentation such as photos and videos of you on the job, references, previous qualifications, current resume etc.
  • A qualified assessor, from one of our partnering RTOs, will review the evidence and determine if you are competent in the units for that qualification via an RPL assessment
  • If the RTO assesses you as competent in all required units of competency, then a qualification will be awarded by the registered training organisation

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Benefits of getting a qualification with the help of Skills Certified Australia

Following the simple steps of assessing your skills through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can have a wide range of benefits for your career and lifestyle.

Matthew Johns
Skills Certified Ambassador

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How Recognition of Prior
Learning (RPL) can work for you

Working with Skills Certified Australia to have your skills recognised through RPL can have a wide range of benefits for your career and lifestyle. Achieving a nationally recognised qualification through Skills Certified Australia's partner RTOs can have multiple benefits, including:

Saving you time and money
Improved career prospects
Avoiding the repetition of previous training
Continuous professional development
Help with immigration and visa requirements
NO face to face classroom-study
Meeting relevant industry & licensing requirements
Higher education credit exemptions
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