Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where you can use your existing knowledge, skills and experiences gained through life experiences and/or other employment to demonstrate your competency. RPL is an assessment process only and no training is provided.
The purpose of this procedure is to ensure each student’s evidence of prior learning is systemically assessed for recognition purposes in alignment with the rules of evidence as determined by the Vocational Education Training (VET) industry regulatory body, the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
You will be required to collate and coordinate evidence to show you have sufficient, valid and current knowledge and skills equivalent to the qualification you are enrolled in. Your skills will be assessed against industry standards. This will be carried out by a Fresh Start Education Trainer & Assessor.
A Fresh Start Education Trainer & Assessor will visit your workplace where you can demonstrate your skills and abilities. In addition, you will be asked to provide an outline of your previous work history and provide references.
You will be requested to collate evidence to demonstrate your current knowledge, skills and experience that are relevant to the qualification you are seeking. Once the evidence has been collated and submitted, a Fresh Start Education Trainer & Assessor will review the evidence and map against the qualification’s performance criteria.
It is highly recommended to be currently employed in a position that allows you to demonstrate the skills required for the unit of competency and/or qualification that you wish to undertake. Thus, enabling your Fresh Start Education Trainer & Assessor to observe you fulfilling the requirements of the units of competency in order to assess your competence. You will also need a Third-Party Supervisor that has been working with/observed you for a minimum of two (2) years to further substantiate your request for RPL.
Throughout the RPL process, you should expect to:
Each student has different knowledge and skills. Therefore, if you think you can RPL you should:
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