What RPL means?

RPL stands for Recognition of Prior Learning, which is an assessment process that uses your already existing skills, knowledge and experience to achieve a formal qualification or units of competency in place of study.

RPL is a method of assessment that makes formal qualifications more accessible to people already in the workforce, building their careers.

Who is eligible for RPL?

There are a few boxes to tick before you can get underway with Recognition of Prior Learning. Your eligibility will be determined by the industry you work in, the type of qualification you’re seeking and any relevant formal or informal prior learning you’ve attained.

What is RPL and how does it work?

Recognition of Prior Learning, or RPL, takes into account the skills and knowledge you’ve already gained in your field of work or through study, school and life experiences. Whether formal or informal, an RPL assessment uses your existing skills to fulfill the credits required for a formal qualification.

How much does RPL cost?

The cost of a nationally recognised qualification achieved through Recognition of Prior Learning is dependent on the type of qualification you’re seeking and how you wish to make payment. The total price is generally determined by the course level, ranging from a Certificate II to a Graduate Diploma.

How much experience do you need for RPL?

You are required to demonstrate that you have prior learning relevant to the qualification you are seeking. The skills, knowledge and experience you have must be linked to the Units of Competency in your course. Prior learning can be obtained through formal, non formal and informal learning.

How can I get an RPL certificate?

There are a number of steps a person seeking RPL must take. The process starts by filling out a free skills check to discuss your goals and to determine the requisite qualifications. You’re then required to build a portfolio with all supporting evidence, which is assessed by one of our partner RTOs.

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is eligible for RPL?

What is RPL and how does it work?

How much does the RPL cost?

How much experience do you need for RPL?

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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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