Pathways from the workforce

If you have on-the-job experience or workforce training, you may be closer to a qualification than you think.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) recognises skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. RPL is measured against the course in which you are enrolled, meaning you may be able to complete your course in a shorter amount of time.

Before you apply for RPL, ask yourself:

  • What informal or on-the-job training have I done that might be relevant?
  • What activities have I done at work or in social or community-based tasks?
  • How recently did I learn and/or use my skills?
  • How can I prove I can perform these skills or possess this knowledge?