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Recognition of Prior Learning
We believe you should get credit for the skills and knowledge you’ve gained from previous qualifications, work and life experience. After all, why should you spend time and money learning something you already know? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that recognises your skills, knowledge and qualifications to help you gain a nationally recognised qualification.
A qualified assessor will guide you through the process. Not only will you save money on things like textbooks and other learning materials, you’ll also be able to fast track your course and advance to a higher qualification sooner. Our RPL process is open to anyone who has acquired work or life experience, whether it’s working in the industry, volunteering for a charity or caring for someone you know.
How Does It Work?
RPL is a formal assessment process where we take a holistic look at all of the evidence you have. There’ll be some evidence requirements that are a must have but there could be a whole host of other things you’ve done previously that could count towards recognition.
The first place to start is the initial application. An assessor will look at it and let you know whether you should take the next step and submit the whole application or collect some more evidence and try again at another time. RPL can be gained for an entire qualification, a single unit and anything in between. If your evidence shows that you’ve met the requirements, you’ll be issued with the relevant certificate. If not, your assessor will guide you on any gap training or experience you might need.
A Credit Transfer is also part of the recognition process but it’s a little different to what we usually refer to as RPL. If you’ve studied the exact same unit of competency at another Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Australia, you can apply for a credit transfer. The evidence you need to provide is different to RPL, you just need to show us originals and/or certified copies of the qualification with the relevant unit(s) of competency and if it’s a match, we’ll award you with a credit.
If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible, get in touch and our team will be happy to help.
Explore a World of Possibilities
Education is an investment in your future. It has the potential to transform your life, by allowing you to move into roles with higher salaries and better working conditions. You’ll be in the drivers seat of your career and give your family a head start in life. All you need to do is take the first step.
Of course, you don’t have to do it alone. We offer one-on-one support to help you find the right course and career pathway, introduce you to potential employers and achieve your personal and professional goals. Our goal is to see every student at National College Australia succeed, so you can gain a nationally recognised qualification that will make a real difference in your life and the lives of others.
We introduce you to the community services sector and potential employers, by organising work placements that give you real-life experience in the industry.
Ask a Question
Our team are here to help you choose the right course, offer career advice, help you enrol and answer any other questions you may have.