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Recognition of Prior Learning

What is RPL?

RPL is recognising and gaining credit towards a qualification by having your skills and experiences assessed to see if they meet today’s industry standards. If you have significant work or life experience in a particular industry or field and you are enrolled or are thinking of enrolling in a course, then RPL could be an option for you.

RPL can provide you with the opportunity to gain a full or partial qualification without having to study subjects you already have skills in. This means you can save time and money by completing a qualification in a shorter period of time. RPL can also lead to better employment opportunities, a pay increase or a job promotion!

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RPL assessment is conducted individually for each unit of competency within a given qualification. Clients must be able to demonstrate that their skills are current according to industry standards. Examples of evidence may include

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Steps in the RPL Application

Receive and read the RPL Kit carefully and make sure you understand the purpose and what is expected

Obtain a copy of the competencies for your particular qualification and review the requirements of each unit. Also refer to the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

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  • Is RPL open to everyone?
  • For which qualifications does TrainSmart Australia offer RPL?
  • How many units can I get RPL for?
  • What if I can’t find my old qualifications?
  • How do I know which units I can get RPL for?

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You can contact TrainSmart Australia (Sydney) and (Perth) on 1300 855 517 or email [email protected] and let us know you’re interested in more information and applying for RPL. Our Skills Assessor will contact you, send an application form and arrange an interview to discuss the application process.

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Indirect evidence is anything reflecting the value of work produced by the applicant or other evidence about the applicant or the role that confirms the applicant’s ability to perform in the context of the competencies for which the applicant is seeking credit for in RPL.

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