Q: What is RPL?
A: RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) is a process where candidates’ past study, skills and work experiences are credited for and can be recognized in Australia.
Q: How does the process work?
A: Our consultants will explain the process to determine whether the candidate is eligible to apply for an RPL through their past experience, and then need to gather evidence to prove the valid course.
This can include:
– Video or photographic evidence of the different tasks performed on the job
– Providing answers to questions about your experience and skills
– Completing practical tasks to demonstrate your knowledge and skills
– Resume, workplace documents, references or a job description as supporting evidence
The evidence provided should confirm that you have worked in the industry for an appropriate amount of time, and can perform relevant tasks at an acceptable level. Interviews are usually carried out in the workplace where possible, which makes it easier to demonstrate your skills.
Q: Is RPL a complicated process?
A: No, it is not complicated, and our consultants are always available to provide you with the help and support you need in relation to:
– Understanding the process
– Explaining the costs of the RPL process
– What is needed in terms of supporting documents
– Help completing forms
– Information on what you should do to apply for a specific license
Q: What if I don’t have proof of my previous qualifications?
A: Contact the learning institution where you completed the studies. They should be able to provide you with a copy of your qualification. If that is not an option, you will have to discuss other ways in which you can demonstrate your competence with your consultant.
Q: What happens if my application for a qualification via RPL is unsuccessful?
A: There is a pre-assessment process that is free of charge, and it takes place prior to enrolment. If you are not eligible for an RPL, it will be determined during the pre-assessment.
Q: I’m a migrant and wish for my prior learning to be recognised in Australia. Is this possible?
A: Yes! But if you need skills assessment to obtain a visa, first check with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) to ensure that you apply for a skills assessment under the correct program for the visa you need.
Q: Is there an age limit to apply for any types of courses?
A: No, there is no certain age limit to enrol for a course but need to double check with our consultants in regard to your specific course.