What does RPL mean?
RPL (recognition of prior learning) is an assessment only pathway to a nationally recognised statement of attainment. During the RPL assessment previously learnt skills and knowledge are assessed against current national standards. Candidates in this assessment process provide evidence that matches to the evidence requirements of the unit. An assessor judges this evidence and makes a decision to whether competency has been demonstrated.
Evidence could include such things as products you have developed, descriptions of processes you have used, annotated workplace documents that demonstrate your skills against the unit. You could provide written or verbal responses to question bank provided to you by your assessor, completed Third Party Reports or completed tasks set by your assessor.
Our aim is to set you up for success and make sure we put you on the right pathway to achieve your goal of gaining a qualification. We do not want you to spend time collecting evidence only to find out that you do not have sufficient evidence to match the evidence required by the unit/s. We therefore go through a series of steps, so that we can ensure you have the necessary skills and experience to match each of the unit requirements. Certain criteria must be met for each unit, and the steps we take will guide you through the process of setting up a pathway to gaining your qualification that is suitable and relevant for you.