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 as well as 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.
While each assessment is different depending on your documentation and the qualification that you are seeking, the process remains the same. First, you identify and provide evidence of your experience in any field, these include job descriptions, references letters, resumes, samples of work etc. Next, the RPL assessor matches your experience to the learning outcomes of their qualifications to see what you’re eligible for. The assessor then sends you a list of qualifications you can purchase. You choose which qualifications you want and pay the required fee. 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 needed in the workplace even though you did not get any formal training. The qualifications improve your CV, and therefore open more doors of opportunities to pursue your dream job and earn more for your expertise.