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Recognition of Prior Learning
What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a skills assessment process where you can use your existing knowledge, skills, and experiences gained over the years within a specific field or industry, be it locally or internationally, to demonstrate your competency against one or more units in the qualification.

To receive an RPL outcome for one or more units, you must be assessed by a qualified assessor who will use their professional judgment to determine your competency level against the unit criteria based on your existing skills, knowledge, and evidence.

It is important to note, that the responsibility to provide evidence to validate competence is the responsibility of the RPL candidate. If you are deemed competent, then you will receive an RPL outcome for the applicable unit/s.

If you are unable to provide sufficient evidence and therefore deemed not yet competent, you must complete gap training and assessments for the relevant unit/s as determined by the qualified assessor. This may involve deeper assessment methods such as onsite observations, personal meetings (face to face), video assessment, and/or theory-based assessment. One of our Education Consultants will be able to provide more information after receiving your form submission.

How do I know if I am eligible or not?
You may have developed your competence through the following ways:
  • Previous experience (workplace skills, volunteer work, general life experience)
  • Previous study completed (non-accredited, short courses, overseas courses)
  • Fieldwork and/or skills and knowledge gained on-the-job
  • Working in the field conducting tasks in your day to day job
  • A combination of some or all of the above
If you have answered yes to any of the above, we recommend getting your skills assessed today so you can start your skills recognition journey.

Let’s begin
  • Select the program/qualification of interest. If you are unsure that is OK. Select, I’m not sure
  • A member of our team will be in touch to review your assessment and provide the results
Choose your industry

Management Certificate I – Advanced Diploma in:

Kitchen Operations/ Commercial Cookery/ Catering Operations/ Patisserie/ Event Management/Hospitality

Building and Construction

Certificate I – Diploma in:

Bricklaying / Block laying / Shop-fitting / Carpentry / Concreting / Painting & Decorating / Solid Plastering / Wall and Ceiling Lining / Wall and Floor Tiling / Construction Waterproofing / Plumbing / Roof Plumbing / Bricklaying and Block laying / Demolition / Building and Construction (Building / Management)

Education & Community Services

Certificate III – Diploma:

Early Childhood Education and Care / Education Support / Community Services / Individual Support / Health Administration / Child, Youth and Family Intervention / Ageing Support / Disability / Mental Health / Counselling

Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Business and Administration

Certificate III-IV in:

Business Administration (Education)/ Business Administration/ Business/ Work Health and Safety/ Leadership and Management/Business


Certificate II – III:

Automotive Electrical Technology/ Automotive Servicing Technology/ Automotive Vocational Preparation/ Automotive Body Repair Technology/ Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology/ Motorcycle Mechanical Technology

Beauty and Hairdressing

Certificate III – Diploma in:

Beauty Services/ Hairdressing/ Beauty Therapy/ Massage Therapy/ Salon Management

Manufacturing and Engineering

Certificate I- III:

Engineering/ Engineering Pathways/ Engineering Mechanical Trade/ Engineering Fabrication Trade

Foundation Skills

Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

Information Technology

Certificate III- Diploma in:

Information Technology/ Web- Based Technologies/ Digital Media Technologies


Certificate II – Diploma in:

Retail Services/ Retail/ Retail Management/ Retail Leadership

Travel and Tourism

Certificate II- diploma in:

Tourism/ Events/Travel/ Travel and Tourism/ Travel and Tourism Management

Creative Arts and Culture

Certificate III- Diploma in:

Visual Arts/Design Fundamentals/Design/ Dance (Elite Performance)

Resources and Infrastructure Industry

Certificate III in:

Surface Extraction Operations/ Civil Construction Plant Operations/ Civil Construction/Control Traffic with stop-slow Bat


Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Public Safety

Confine Small Emergencies in a Facility/ Manage an Emergency Control Organisation/ Lead an Emergency Control Organisation/ Ensure Facility Emergency/ Prevention Procedures Systems and Processes are Implemented

Transmission, Distribution and Rail

UETTDRRF10 Provide First Aid in an ESI Environment

Public Sector

Certificate IV in Government Investigations


Certificate III in:

Furniture Making Pathways/ Glass and Glazing

Accounting and Finance

Certificate IV- Advanced Diploma in:

Accounting and Bookkeeping/ Accounting/ Integrated Risk Management

Property Services

Certificate II – III in:

Security Operations/ Cleaning Operations/ Investigative Services

Training and Assessment

Certificate IV In Training and Assessment


Sports Fitness Package

Certificate III- IV in:



Certificate II in Transport Security Protection

Correctional Services

Certificate III – IV in: Correctional Practice/ Immigration Detention operations/ Correctional Administration

Food Beverage

Certificate III in Food Processing/ Baking

Meat Processing

Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)



Certificate II in Manufacturing Technology of Strategic Leadership

Please contact us for more information.