What is RPL?
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a process of assessment aimed at identifying and formally recognising competencies obtained outside the formal education and training environment. It doesn’t really matter where you got the competencies, the important thing about RPL is being able to prove that you have them.
RPL assessment enables individuals to forego any training and move directly to having their competencies assessed, thus avoiding the need for training that brings with it additional cost, time and effort.
RPL aims to provide individuals with a flexible and fast way of having their skills and knowledge assessed against the competencies stipulated for a formal qualification.
RPL can be used for the awarding of individual unit or a set of competency that form part of a qualification. This may lead to the partial or full completion of the requirements for that qualification.
Generally RPL candidates work independently to gather the required evidence, which is then supplemented with other methods of assessment implemented by the assessor. These can involve, but is not limited to, self-assessment, questions, one-on-one interview, demonstration, reports from third parties, etc.
How do I apply for RPL?