Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning is a process that will assess the skills and knowledge that an student may have acquired through formal and informal learning to determine if the student meets the requirements set out in the training package or VET course.
- 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)
- 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
- 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).
Who is eligible?
You don’t need to have already been a student or have done formal training. You may be eligible because of your work skills and knowledge, your paid or unpaid work experience, life experience or community work experience.
To be eligible for RPL you need previous experience in the Construction Industry. Your RPL course can be started at any time. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a combination of supplying evidence of previous work in the building and construction sector with a competency conversation and practical demonstration to record and verify the information supplied. An assessor will need to validate the evidence supplied by you and you will also have the opportunity to demonstrate your competency across the selected units.
Assessment of competencies of the following RPL evidence:
- Documentary evidence of formal study. Certified copies of certificates and transcripts.
- Third-party reports from licenced or qualified industry experts.
- Evidence of previous projects you have completed.
- Written or oral challenge testing questions.
- Supporting photographic and video evidence and documentary of related Carpentry work
- In all cases, the method used for training RPL will reflect the skills and knowledge for which RPL is being sought.
Any areas where you have not been able to provide adequate evidence to demonstrate competency, you will be required to complete the course units in which you have not demonstrated competency.
You will need to collate photos and Videos demonstrating all aspects of your experience and complete a resume demonstrating your skills.
Photographic and video evidence must be supplied.
Best Option Training accepts that you may have the required skills and may not have videos of you doing it. But a video of you explaining how and why you do the task is a requirement. This is to be done for every unit of competency.