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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What is Recognition of Prior Learning?

You have experience and know-how – get your skills recognised!

You're good at what you do and you've been doing it for years. Whether your experience has been through paid employment or as a volunteer, it’s possible for you to gain a qualification through a process known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Boost your career prospects and earning potential with nationally recognised certification through South Regional TAFE.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that allows a person to potentially receive recognition for the skills and knowledge they have, no matter how and where they were attained. This can include skills and knowledge acquired through training, paid employment, voluntary positions and general life experience.

Applying to obtain nationally recognised qualifications has never been easier and South Regional TAFE is committed to keeping the RPL process simple.

There are many forms of assessment and you can discuss the options available to you with one of our lecturers.

The assessment process determines if the outcomes have been achieved to the standard stated in the unit of competency or module.

The outcome for successful RPL is the same as that given to an enrolled student and does not discriminate in a competent outcome for a unit within a course.  It is based on evidence provided by the applicant.

RPL requires enrolment into the process and RPL fees (non-refundable) are required at the time of enrolment.  If you enrol for RPL which carries a government subsidy, you will pay fees for each unit of competency in which you enrol.

The fees are $35 per unit, capped at $1,000 per qualification.

If you are a State Government employee, RPL rates are fee-for-service and will be calculated for you when you discuss what qualification or units you will be applying for.

RPL conducted under an indentured contract (Apprenticeship or Traineeship) is costed at $35 per unit, capped at $1,000.

 Class A qualification RPL (under Trade Skills Recognition Policy) is fee-for-service – price on application.

Please note, RPL Fees are deregulated and as such no concessional rates apply to this service.

South Regional TAFE will recognise all qualifications issued under the Australian Qualification Framework. Your South Regional TAFE qualification will be recognised across Australia.

Talk to the staff at your local campus

Please read the Training Accreditation Council’s RPL Factsheet (320 KB) (PDF document) or submit an RPL enquiry below and a TAFE staff member will be in contact with you to discuss the next step in the process.

If you are interested in Recognition of Prior Learning please submit an RPL enquiry below and a member of our team will be in contact with you to discuss the next step in the process.

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