Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process of assessing skills and competence acquired on the job and through formal and informal training that is not a current unit of competence or qualification. The purpose of is to allow people who are already competent in their work role to have that competence recognised without them having to complete training that they do not require.
Recognition of prior learning is given on a unit by unit basis and can only be given for full units.
If you do not have the necessary competence for a full qualification you can still be given recognition of prior learning for any units you do have competence in including imported units if they are relevant to the qualification you are applying for.
If you do not have the necessary competence for a full unit of competence you will have to do the training and assessment for the unit. You may be able to negotiate with the training provider to have specific assessment tasks waived and credits for them based on your evidence of partial competence.
Which qualifications can I apply for Recognition of Prior Learning with Mediation Institute?
Mediation Institute provides training and assessment in partnership with the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Inspiritive 21178. We are a specialist training provider and have qualified and experienced assessors who can review your RPL application for the following qualifications:
- Units from the CHC81115 – Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Qualification Information on Training.gov.au
- Units from the CHC42015 – Certificate IV in Community Services Qualification Information on Training.gov.au
We work with a Partner RTO to assess Recognition of Prior Learning applications.
How do I apply for recognition of prior learning?
If you are interested in applying for recognition of prior learning the first step is to get in touch with us to discuss your situation.
You must have current workplace experience. RPL is not available for theoretical knowledge. If you have left a job recently, within the past 12 months in most cases and can still provide evidence RPL may be possible.
If you had a lot of experience 5 or 10 years ago, it won’t be.
If in our discussion that seems likely we will give you a Recognition of Prior Learning tool which will allow you to look more closely at the qualification or units you are seeking recognition for. Once you return that with your application form we will complete the review and determine if you are able to be granted recognition of prior learning.
If you are then you will be issued with the qualification or a statement of attainment for the units of competence you have applied for. Under the Australian Qualification Framework there is no difference between a qualification that has been issued as a result of recognition and one that has been achieved through training and assessment.
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