Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) means an assessment process that assesses the competency/s of an individual that may have been acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual meets the requirements specified in the training package or VET accredited courses.
a) formal learning refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of instruction and is linked to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, a certificate, diploma or university degree);
b) non-formal learning refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of instruction, but does not lead to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, in-house professional development programs conducted by a business); and
c) informal learning refers to learning that results through experience of work-related, social, family, hobby or leisure activities (for example the acquisition of interpersonal skills developed through several years as a sales representative).
Our RPL Guide provides the essential information and tools for conducting the RPL assessment and recording RPL outcomes. The guide contains;
- RPL Context and Requirement
- RPL and Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure
- Student/Candidate Self-Assessment Form
- Student Interview Form
- RPL Process Checklist
- RPL Application Form
- RPL Evidence Record Form
- RPL Outcome and Individual Training Plan Template
RTOs will need to use their own RPL assessment tools.
RPL assessment forms part of the pre-enrolment and assessment procedures under the requirements of Clauses 1.8, 1.12, and 5.1 of the Standards for RTOs 2015, and Standard 2.3 of The National Code 2018.
RPL assessment must meet the requirements of the relevant unit of competency/course and be conducted in accordance with the Principles of Assessment and the Rules of Evidence.
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