Recognition of prior learning or simply RPL fast tracks your success to your dream career. It is an assessment process that evaluates your industry knowledge, skills, and experience that you’ve gained through formal and informal learning and work experiences to obtain a recognised qualification or determine credit outcomes. For example, if you have worked in a managerial role for months or years, you can potentially get a certificate in business administration. If you have worked on a farm, then you may be able to apply for a certificate in agriculture.
Aside from reducing the time it takes to get a certificate or qualification, recognition of prior learning offers a variety of benefits.
There are many different assessments that you can take to determine what qualifications match your experience. Each one is slightly different depending on how much documentation and/or resumes were used in identifying jobs with appropriate tasks for qualification purposes, but they all follow the same process: first collecting evidence of past work accomplishments; then matching those accomplishments against learning outcomes listed by RPL. Depending on how long it takes for you to deliver the documents, the entire process can be completed in a matter of days. You can find out more about the process in detail here
Through RPL, your skills can get recognised internationally without having to study. You can prove to your future employer that you have obtained the necessary skills and experience in the workplace even though you did not get formal training. The qualifications improve your CV, opening more opportunities to pursue your dream job and earn more for your expertise.
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