Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual. application for credit. –RPL Meaning as defined by the AQF.
At Pro Leaders Academy, we have been working with individuals assessing and guiding them through the RPL process including workplace observations, interviews, or through work samples and documented evidence working towards helping them secure a qualification in line with their experience and ability within the Australian Qualifications Framework.
This can provide a pathway for people who may not have had the opportunity to participate in formal learning situations, however have acquired the knowledge through their experience.
Pro Leaders can assess you for your existing competencies in a range of qualifications including Graduate Certificate, Advanced Diploma, Diploma, and Certificate IV levels in a range of subject areas including:
The RPL Process
A competency assessment is the process where a qualified competency assessor will evaluate the skills and knowledge that you already possess to determine whether you already meet the requirements for a qualification. If you have gaps in your knowledge and skills, these can be filled by training programs or workplace tasks to cover the gaps.
We’ll provide you with a Candidate’s Toolkit and/or an Evidence Guide to help you prepare the evidence you will need to demonstrate your skills. For some people this may involve collecting workplace documents, but if your documents are not easily to hand, don’t worry. Our assessment process provides many alternative ways to show your competence that don’t rely exclusively on the traditional portfolio of documents.
Pro Leaders will review any previous study you have completed, including short courses, and any informal learning to see if this has assisted you to develop competencies relevant to the units of competency you may want to complete. Informal learning can occur on the job, through life experience or from your involvement with hobbies, community or recreational activities and in many other ways.