This is a simple approach to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Please note: There is an initial assessment fee of $200 required to be lodged with HBA prior to an RPL application being assessed.
If your RPL claim is successful, the $200 assessment fee will deducted from your course fees. If your RPL claim is not successful, the $200 is not refundable and will be considered as assessment fees for the RPL process.
In many cases the RPL process can be exhausting, frustrating and downright stressful for both the applicants and the RTO. To get the best out of RPL, both the RTO and the applicant need to be working towards the same goal:
• The applicant wants their skills, knowledge and experience to be recognised and to avoid any unnecessary work for areas they already feel competent in.
• The RTO must ensure it does not breach the compliance requirements placed upon it as doing so could have serious consequences such as suspension or cancellation of the RTO status.
The aim of an RPL kit is to supply a tool that allows the applicant to put their best case forward, and for the RTO to be confident in the evidence supplied. Click on the Qualification you are considering for Recognition of Prior Learning, you will then be able to download your RPL kit.
Click on the link below for step by step instructions on how to complete your kit.
There are a few simple guidelines that may help you better understand the process;
If you’re not sure, then you probably don’t do it!
Before you apply, please understand that HBA will not accept an RPL application unless the following pass the litmus test:
Saying something is simply not enough
Documents like resumes are merely saying something in writing (statements) that need to be backed up by supporting evidence. How will you back up these statements?
If it isn’t in writing, it doesn’t count
All evidence needs to be documented, and may included testimonies, reference letters etc, as long as they are recorded and validated. Validation means that they can be verified and proved beyond doubt.
Everything needs to be current (up to date)
Just because you hold a qualification it doesn’t mean it’s acceptable. Things change and the applicant needs to demonstrate how they have maintained currency. How can you prove you have kept up to date?
OVERSEAS, NON-ACCREDITED, AND UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATIONS
These may not be measurable against Australian VET Qualifications
The trap here is that these qualifications may have different terminology, components, learning outcomes, or elements that we are simply unable to accurately map against the units in a VET course. If we can’t map it, we can’t award it.
YOUR OWN WORK
Your evidence needs to demonstrate your work, experience, knowledge and ability against ASQA requirements.
NON VET RECOGNITION
What your company or another organisation counts may not be enough or correct for RPL under the ASQA.
If we don’t know what it is, or can't prove it, or can't measure it against VET standards, it doesn’t count.