Have you been working in industry for a number of years without formal qualifications? Do you wish to have your experience recognized to receive higher qualifications than what you have today? Academia now offers Recognition of Prior Learning service for both government funded, VET FEE Help and Fee for Service Students. Note the process for RPL is a formal structure process requiring interviews, evidence and possible assessments to be performed. Below is our process of Applying for RPL.Click here to review more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for FNS40611 – Certificate IV in Accounting
RPL takes into account that people learn in different ways. These may include education and training as well as through work and life experience. A learner may apply for RPL to gain credit for a course of study taking into account their prior knowledge, skills and work experience.
To apply for RPL see student services on level 4 to obtain an application form, or download an application.For Australian Students For International Students
The application form will guide you through the evidence you are required to submit for application which relates to the tasks you have undertaken for the given course.
An RPL application should be initiated before the course commences. The length of time to complete and submit the application is dependant on the amount of evidence attached
Important: The fee to process an RPL application is non refundable even if RPL is not granted.
If application is successful
If application is unsuccessful
Please attach with your application for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL supporting evidence, which you believe will assist your application; for example
copies of any statements, references or articles about your employment, evidence of education and training that you feel is relevant, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, letters references from previous employers/clients.
Relevant work samples, such as contracts, completed work projects, a port folio of examples of previous work which indicates (photos) Any other information that you feel might aid your assessment (work experience, life experience, on-going training).
How much evidence do I need?
Assessors usually look for at least two types of evidence to support any RPL claim. Physical evidence such as a demonstration of skill can’t be disputed and will be seen as strongly supporting your application. In almost all cases the credit being sought will involve both skill and knowledge so an interview or knowledge test should be expected.
Some examples of evidence
Let’s take the example of Hand and Power Tools. Evidence could include:
Any of these might be successful if the evidence genuinely displays your skill and knowledge at the level of the module.
In the case of cabling installation your evidence might be cable plans, a phone call to your employer and a challenge test on the theory aspects.
The assessors can only give you credit if they judge that your skill and knowledge is equal to, or greater than, the skill and knowledge required to pass the module or achieve the competency unit. The assessor can only judge you on the evidence you give them so that evidence must show the required skill and knowledge.
After submitting your application to Academia student services, you will be invited to attend an interview with the RPL Assessor. Bring along any further information that you feel will assist your application for RPL together with your receipt for payment of your RPL Application Fee.
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