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Recognition of Prior Learning

Gain credit for your pre-existing skills

We recognise that people gain skills and knowledge in a variety of ways. Many highly skilled people have developed their abilities through pathways other than formal education, such as paid employment, community work, volunteering and informal training.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) provides you with an opportunity to have your pre-existing skills recognised in a nationally accredited system. You could then be eligible to gain partial or full credit for your pre-existing skills, helping to fast-track your qualification. As part of the RPL process, an assessor will work with you to identify whether your skills meet industry standards, and if any further training is required.

For more information, please contact us on 1300 996 573 or via We will help direct your enquiry to the relevant lecturer who will be able to discuss your options, relevant skills and knowledge and provide an RPL self-assessment checklist. You can prepare for your talk by gathering any documentary evidence you may have to support your claim, including job descriptions, records of employment, references from employers and any other relevant details.