You may be able to reduce the time that takes to get your qualification – you may not need to study at all!
The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – is about the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences. Recognition means the candidate gains credit towards a vocational qualification - sometimes a full qualification - without undertaking a complete training program.
Recognition is faster, cheaper and more efficient than putting people through training in areas they already know well.
For example: working in an office could help you get a certificate in business administration.
What is recognition?
Recognition is the process by which a person’s existing skills and knowledge, regardless of how they have been acquired, are assessed and credited towards the achievement of units of competency from national training package qualifications or accredited courses.
Under the National Skills Framework it does not matter how the qualification was obtained. It is still a nationally recognised qualification. If the recognition process is as rigorous as any other assessment process, there should be no more than the usual differences between qualified people.
Why do a RPL?
Workers with existing skills but no formal recognition of those skills are often required to undertake unnecessary training to gain a qualification. Unnecessary training is inefficient for both industries and workers, delaying training completion, wasting training funds, and affecting the ability of workers to fill skilled positions in a timely way.
Certificate III in Carpentry
Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying
Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining
Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling
Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
Certificate III in Plumbing
Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework
Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade
Certificate III in Landscape Construction
Certificate III in Cabinet Making
Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery
Certificate III in Joinery
Certificate III in Glass and Glazing
Certificate III in Roof Plumbing
Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation)
Certificate III in Solid Plastering
Certificate III in Concreting
Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Diploma of Automotive Technology
AGED & CHILDCARE
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Certificate III in Aged Care
Certificate IV in Aged Care
Certificate III in Disability
Certificate IV in Disability
Diploma of Disability
Certificate III in Home and Community Care
Diploma of Community Services Work
Certificate I, II, III, IV in Business
Advanced Diploma of Business
HAIRDRESSING, BEAUTY AND MASSAGE
Certificate I, II, III, IV in Hairdressing
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Certificate III, IV, Diploma in Beauty Therapy