Study takes time, and time (as we all know) is money. While many believe gaining formal qualifications means spending hours hitting the books instead of working on the job, it is simply not the case. If you want to obtain a qualification that fits an industry that you already have experience in, then Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is for you.
RPL is a process that credits your professional experience and converts it into qualifications that are nationally recognised. If you qualify, you can be on your way to earn a certification quicker and cheaper than traditional study.
At 3CIR, the process begins with a Free RPL Assessment in which your non-formal and formal learning will be assessed to determine which qualifications you can already obtain with your current experience and which ones you can earn through reduced study time.
If you go by the traditional study route, the training period may be long before you could earn the certificate. RPL is like the substitute to that process and enables you to earn your qualifications quicker, especially if you already have extensive industry experience and knowledge.
The Australian Qualifications Framework has made the RPL assessment process possible, as it recognises that your experience is as valuable as any formal training. However, the speed of the process may differ from one candidate to another. In general, it should provide your qualifications in weeks instead of years. It is possible to ensure a swift assessment period. Here are tips that can help:
RPL is a gateway to broadening or advancing your career prospects without spending years studying. If you have any questions about the process, our team are happy to help. Call 1300 517 039 or email [email protected] for more information.