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Navigating the RPL Assessment Process in Australia: Tips and Best Practices

(RPL) or Recognition of Prior Learning process in Australia that recognizes an individual’s skills, knowledge, and experience acquired through formal or informal education, work experience, or other life experiences. The RPL process is an alternative way to gain qualifications without having to go through the formal education system.

Why is RPL required in Australia?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is required in Australia to provide an opportunity for individuals with prior learning and experience to gain formal qualifications. RPL acknowledges that learning and skills can be acquired through different pathways, including work experience, training, volunteer work, and life experiences.
It increases your chances of employment, getting better pay and also helps in migrating to Australia.

Find out if you are eligible for RPL in under 2 minutes!!

If you’re considering going through the RPL assessment process in Australia, here are some tips and best practices to help you navigate the process successfully:

  1. Understand the RPL process: Before starting the RPL process, it’s essential to understand how it works and what are best practices for RPL assessment. Each RTO (Registered Training Organisation) may have slightly different procedures, so make sure to read and understand the RPL assessment guide provided by the RTO you’re considering.

    PRO TIP : Contact Get Certify Australia as they will take care of the hard work and will organise and compile your evidence so that it’s aligned with the units of the qualification you’re after. This helps you to successfully achieve your qualification from one of our RTO partners.

  1. Gather evidence: The RPL process Australia requires evidence of your skills, knowledge, and experience. Gather all relevant evidence such as work records, certificates, references, testimonials, and other documentation that demonstrate your skills and knowledge.

    PRO TIP:
    Documents required for RPL Australia
  • records of completed training
  • assessment items
  • assessment records
  • declarations from a student’s employer, and/or
  • a copy of student records provided by ASQA.
  1. Be honest: Be honest about your skills, knowledge, and experience. The RPL assessment process in Australia is designed to assess your competency level, and being dishonest will only hinder the assessment process.
  1. Communicate with your assessor: Communication with your assessor is one of the most important RPL assessment tips. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask. The assessor is there to help you through the process
  1. Be patient: The RPL assessment process can take some time to complete, so be patient. Your assessor needs time to review your evidence and determine your competency level. Don’t rush the process; take your time and provide all the necessary evidence.
  1. Prepare for the assessment interview: Most RPL assessments will require an interview with the assessor. Prepare for the interview by reviewing your evidence and ensuring you have a good understanding of the competencies being assessed.
  1. Follow up: After the assessment, follow up with your assessor to find out the results and what qualifications you may be eligible for. If you’re not satisfied with the outcome, you may be able to appeal the decision.

    PRO TIP: After the completion, you are issued with a Nationally Recognised Qualification from one of Get Certify RTO partners. Congratulations!

Do you know your job experiences can be converted to a qualification?

In Australia there are few ways you can get qualified or apply for credit exemption in university or vocational college. First method we all know is traditional classroom based learning. Another is based on your prior complete , partially complete education , knowledge, skills and job experiences. This process is 100% legal and approved by the Australian Government. called  Recognition of Prior Learning ( RPL).

The qualification outcomes are the same as you were completing this course in the classroom.  Many experienced professionals would convert their skills and experience by talking about the RPL program. Assessment done mostly through emails. No need to attend face to face classes or repeating the things you already know.

Mode of Study

Classroom Based: Best for students with no experience and skills.
Duration: 1 year.
Delivery: Online and Self paced.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): Best for students with knowledge, skills and experience.
Duration: 3-6 months (depending on assessment and evidence gathering)
Delivery: Online and Self paced

What do you need to start?

Have you partially completed your studies elsewhere?
Is your prior education related to aged care and disability care study from TAFE or private colleges but failed to complete due work and family commitment. You can claim credit or full qualification with partial education and skills. .
Do you have local or overseas experiences?
You can claim for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) certificate with your overseas education, job skills, knowledge and experiences.

What documents are required to apply for the Recognition of Learning (RPL) program?

We need the following documents to check your eligibility and complete for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program.
– Resume
– Reference
– Payslips
– Create USI (if you do not have one) https://www.usi.gov.au/providers/create-usi-student
– Payment for the invoice
– RPL assessment.

Why is RPL preferred by many professionals like you over classroom-based studies?

RPL can be completed online from the comfort of your home. It is a cost saving way of getting qualified and allowing you to save a substantial amount off course fees.

Avoid repeat learning and classroom study by recognising what you already know, online and from the comfort of your home.

Usually, the classroom based study will require you to complete all the assignments and assessments whereas RPL is recognising your skills that does not require you to complete any assignments.

Save Time

Forget years of study! RPL can be completed within weeks, exempting you from studying one or all the units of your qualification.

Save Money

RPL is a cost-effective way of achieving your qualification, allowing you to save a substantial amount off course fees.

Save Effort

Avoid repeat learning and classroom study by recognizing what you already know, online and from the comfort of your home.

What People Say

Duncan Murage
Duncan Murage
15. July, 2021.
One of the best RPL institution, great team, quick response and a save of money. Their process is very easy and open. You get certified within few days. I recommend to everyone
Emraan H
Emraan H
3. July, 2021.
Thanks Get Certify for You tremendous Support . Highly Recommended
Suhana Nazmin
Suhana Nazmin
25. May, 2021.
Farid Talukder is talented and knowledgable about the courses and career information. I highly recommend him as your career counsellor.
wahid tamim
wahid tamim
25. May, 2021.
I met their courses and career counsellors for for the recognition of my skills and experiences to get Diploma of Project management. I can not thank you enough Mr Farid Talukder to guide me for the RPL process. Definitely recommended.
Kaiwan Irani
Kaiwan Irani
2. June, 2020.
Great Place. Helped my friend get RPL in just 6 weeks. Thanks Guys!
M R
M R
30. May, 2020.
Satisfied deal. Authentic and genuine service.
Farid Talukder
Farid Talukder
30. January, 2020.
Professional and honest.

How RPL Works

So It's basically four steps process>

You will be given opportunities to prepare your Evidence  portfolio;  that includes (Resume, Work references, work photos and videos )  When it’s completed, you’ll have a brief discussion with an RPL specialist who will walk you through the process.Start with a simple Self-Assessment checklist. Next, we’ll work with you to gather your supporting evidence. Going through all of your work experience and determining suitable evidence can be hard. We strive to make it easier.

An assessor from the RTO  will have a competency conversation with you to understand the suitability of the program.After you identify the qualifications you’re eligible for, it’s time to get started! You’ll receive a number of documents that will start the process.

You need to be verified by a third party, usually by your boss/manager. They need to provide signed documents called “Third Party Verification”

It’s time for the good news.RPL Process is complete provided you meet the requirements of each Unit of Competencies. You’re then issued with a Nationally Recognised Qualification from one of our RTO partners. Congratulations!

frequently asked questions

We recognise overseas experience and the chance is very high that you may be eligible for the qualification. Click the button Apply Now to check if you are eligible.

After the initial paperwork, you’ll be provided with an “RPL Kit”. Complete the assessments of that RPL Kit and send it to us. If you are marked as competent, you’ll be awarded with a qualification.

Most of our students get their qualifications within 4-8 weeks.

Yes, we provide Nationally Recognised Qualification by our partner RTOs.

Yes, we offer a payment plan.

Speak with one of our RPL Specialist to determine your eligibility

General Application form

Are You Eligible For Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program?:

âś” An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?
âś” Have 1 year of minimum work experience
âś” Has study right in Australian educational institution

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