What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

Recognition of Prior Learning is an acknowledgement of your current skills and knowledge that you have obtained through formal training and work experience against each unit in a qualification. RPL is a time-saver for you!

An RPL assessment can be used to qualify for partial or full recognition in a qualification.

If you consider you are already competent in specific units of competency from your chosen course, you may be eligible to be granted an exemption if:

  • Your prior learning and experience is relevant to this course
  • You can supply proof of subject-relevant formal training (Conducted by industry or educational institutions in Australia), or work experience.
  • Can provide authenticated documents or samples of work demonstrating relevance.
What types of evidence can I submit?

Please see our RPL Evidence Guide by clicking here.

What is the RPL process?

Our RPL Kit will be provided to an applicant which includes five easy steps to gauge eligibility and suitability:

Step 1 – Interview for RPL: When an applicant decides to apply for RPL, Connect Skills Institute will conduct an RPL suitability assessment by interview through phone or in person. Please book in for an RPL callback via your student portal.

Step 2 – Complete the self-assessment questionnaire (and/or complete interview)

Step 3 – Complete the RPL application form

Step 4 – Upload your evidence

Step 5 – Submit your RPL application for assessment

The granting of RPL may shorten the course duration. Successful applicants will be notified who will then complete the remaining units to complete their course.

What is the cost of RPL?

The cost to conduct an RPL interview and process a completed RPL application is $399 per student.

RPL Discussion Callback: 15 minutes

Have questions? Not sure whether to apply? Book a callback below and let’s have a chat about RPL! – Rod, Head Trainer/Assessor