What is RPL and how it works.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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    What is RPL and how do we use it to help you.

    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.

    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.

    Eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is generally open to individuals who have acquired skills, knowledge, and experience through work, training, volunteering, or self-directed learning. Applicants must provide evidence of their competencies, which varies by institution but often includes job descriptions, references, or work samples.

    RPL, or Recognition of Prior Learning, is a formal assessment method that leverages your existing skills, knowledge, and experience to obtain official qualifications or competency units without additional coursework.

    This approach to assessment enables individuals already engaged in professional careers to gain formal qualifications more readily, facilitating career advancement.

    The cost of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can vary significantly depending on the institution, the specific qualifications being assessed, and the complexity of the applicant’s portfolio. Generally, fees may range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. It’s advisable to consult directly with the educational institution or certification body for precise pricing based on the qualifications sought.

    The amount of experience required for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) varies by program and institution but typically ranges from two to five years of relevant work or practical experience in the field related to the qualification. It’s important to consult with the specific educational or certification body to understand their exact requirements.

    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 time off
    work
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    Discover why Skills Certified is trusted by thousands. With over 2,500 reviews and an impressive average rating of 4.9 stars on Trustpilot, our commitment to quality and excellence in skills recognition through RPL is evident through the experiences of our satisfied clients across Australia.
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    "It’s amazing how much easier it has been to meet new people and create instant connections. I have the exact same personality, the only thing that has changed is my mindset and a few behaviors."
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    "It’s amazing how much easier it has been to meet new people and create instant connections. I have the exact same personality, the only thing that has changed is my mindset and a few behaviors."
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