Recognising your skills and experience

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Worklink can assist you to gain formal recognition for the skills and knowledge that you have already achieved. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that assesses the skills and knowledge attained through either work, studies or life experiences. RPL can be granted for partial or total completion of a qualification. Assessment can be conducted at your workplace for minimum disruption of business operations.

What if I want RPL in a different qualification?

Staff can work with you to provide information about training providers that provide assessment services in your chosen industry area or course.

What is involved in RPL? 

We follow four main steps:
Step 1. A self assessment on your ability to complete specific tasks, how frequently you undertake these tasks, and demonstrate your knowledge of certain topics.
Step 2. Interviews with an assessor provide the opportunity for you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding and questions may be used to guide the conversation and prompt you.
Step 3. An assessor will undertake observations or demonstrations in either a real work place or simulated environment to assess your ability to perform the required tasks.
Step 4. If necessary, your assessor will guide you through the kinds of documentation you are required to support your application for RPL.

Where do I start?

An appointment needs to be arranged where information will be given to assist you in your decision whether to seek recognition or not and to advise you of the process. You will be provided with an RPL Readiness questionnaire to complete and bring to this appointment.

Skills Recognition - RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) of units held already RPL fees apply 80% of unit cost per unit.