What is Recognition of Prior Learning?
The ability to have your previous expertise, knowledge, training, and experience formally acknowledged as credits towards a certification is known as Recognition of Prior Learning. RPL identifies your abilities and skills, regardless of how or where you acquired them.
The process matches your experience to the outcomes of a qualification. If enough of your experience is relevant, you’ll receive credit for a portion or the entirety of a qualification. Obtaining a certificate through RPL is cheaper and quicker than traditional study, as you’ve already put in the work and all that is required is an assessment of your skills.
What is the RPL procedure?
You can apply for RPL through 3CIR by filling out a free RPL Assessment form. Here you can indicate your previous experience and select your qualification. You’ll then be directed to attach all relevant documentation as evidence of your relevant work history.
Using your documentation, our staff match your experience to your selected course and advice how many credits you’re eligible to receive and if any further study would be required. The RPL assessment also covers other qualifications you’re eligible for, so you can better explore your options.
If you receive enough credits for a full qualification, you pay the required fee and are awarded your nationally accredited certification!
What types of evidence are appropriate for RPL?
We’ll need proof that you have the most up-to-date skills and experience to hold the certification in question. Examples of evidence include:
• Formal and informal credentials, such as diplomas, certificates, statements of results, statements of attainment, or transcripts of courses.
• A resume, a job description, or a list of previous employment.
• Work-related references, both paid and unpaid.
• Job samples, such as magazines, studies, or posts
• Letters and references from customers or employers.
Your assessor for prior learning recognition will contact you to talk about your facts and ask questions to help you validate your qualifications and expertise. To show your skills, you may be asked to participate in an interview, a challenging assignment, or a realistic test.
Why is RPL based on evidence?
Providing evidence allows us to verify your experience. We need to be sure your skills link to the outcomes of the qualification to uphold the integrity of the certification. Mapping your real-world skills and knowledge through your documentation provides credibility and assurance of your experience. It maintains the reliability of RPL qualifications and the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Utilize RPL to your advantage!
Recognition of prior learning is the chance to have your education, work experience, and life achievements officially acknowledged and counted against an official qualification. 3CIR can help you start the career sooner, start our free RPL assessment and get qualified today!