RPL is a 2 stage process:
- Completing the RPL work pack and gathering supplementary evidence
- Assessment of documentation
During these two steps, there is opportunity for you to discuss questions with the assessor.
STAGE 1 RPL KIT COMPLETION
Any student who wishes to apply for RPL against a nominated set of competencies should firstly contact us for an application form.
The completed application form should be lodged with us, together with the appropriate application fee. On receipt of the completed application form and the payment of the relevant fee we will send out a RPL pack detailing the skill and knowledge requirements for each unit of competency and examples of the kinds of evidence considered suitable. This pack contains questions to also help determine your level of knowledge.
The RPL kit will consist of the following;
- Application for RPL Assessment
- Self-Assessment Questionnaire
- Written Submission
- Third Party Reports
- Declaration Form
Please note that payment of fees and submission of an application does not guarantee a finding of competence. The onus is on the student to provide sufficient evidence that a judgement of competence can be made.
Other ways to determine competency in a unit include the use of:
- Previous training records
- Questioning (oral or written)
- Observation of performance in work-based and/or simulated environments
- Documentation prepared by the RPL applicant that relate to the learning outcomes including portfolios and written documents prepared in the workplace
STAGE 2 ASSESSING THE EVIDENCE
It is the student’s responsibility to gather sufficient evidence to satisfy the competency requirements and to return the evidence to the assessor.
Once this process is completed, documentation can be scanned and uploaded through our RPL Documentation Upload Portal.
An assessor will then review the evidence supplied and discuss the results with the student. The student will have the ability to source any missing evidence that the assessor requires.
Once this process is completed, the assessor will then let the student know if they are competent in the unit(s) of competency and a Certificate IV will be issued.