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Turn Your Experience Into a Qualification

Recognition of Prior Learning

We believe you should get credit for the skills and knowledge you’ve gained from previous qualifications, work and/or life experience. RPL is a structured assessment process that could save you time and money by shortening your course load. As a Registered Training Organisation, NCA offers you the chance to apply for recognition.

What you need to know before you apply

RPL is an assessment process that closely evaluates the relevance of your knowledge and skills to the specific job tasks. It is not a substitute for learning – to be eligible for RPL you must have direct experience in the job role performing the tasks that make up the qualification.

To apply for RPL, you will need to provide sufficient documented evidence to prove that your knowledge and experience are relevant and current.  The evidence you provide also needs to be verifiable by authorised third parties.

How It Works

To help us determine whether you could be a candidate for RPL, we’ve developed a pre-assessment process to capture some crucial information before you commence the formal RPL application. It starts with an online pre-assessment form which is followed by an interview with an assessor. If you’re deemed  ready for RPL after the interview, the assessor will take you through the evidence gathering requirements.

If the evidence you provide isn’t sufficient for recognition, your assessor will provide you with guidance on how to close the gaps, which could involve some further evidence or additional training.

Credit Transfers

A Credit Transfer is also part of our recognition policy but it’s a little different to what is referred 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 by providing originals and/or certified copies of the qualification. If it’s a match, we’ll award you with a credit for the unit(s) of competency.

If you have direct, relevant experience in the exact job role and you’re sure you are a candidate for RPL complete the online pre-assessment form here.

If you’re not sure about your status and you’d like more information about our recognition processes, contact a Course Advisor.

If you’re ready to do the RPL online pre-assessment, click here to get started. 

If you’re not sure  and you’d like some more information about our recognition processes, get in touch.

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.


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