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. An RPL assessment can be used to qualify for partial or full recognition in a qualification. Applications for RPL should be made before course commencement.

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.

A one-time administration fee of $100 applies to all RPL applications.

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

Step 1 – Interview for RPL

Step 2 – Complete the self-assessment questionnaire

Step 3 – Complete the RPL application form

Step 4 – Provide your evidence

Step 5 – Submit your RPL application for assessment

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 email RPL@connectskillsinstitute.edu.au for your RPL kit and to set up a suitable time for an interview.

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.