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Recognition of prior learning

Do you have skilled employees ready for a qualification?

Fast tracking to a qualified workforce makes good business sense.

Recognition of prior learning is one way your employees can have their knowledge and skills assessed by a registered training organisation.

Your employees deserve recognition

A qualification gained through recognition or an assessment-only pathway is just as valid as one gained through a training and assessment pathway. People often have extensive work experience and knowledge that have not been formally recognised. These people can be a great asset to your business.

Recognition of prior learning is one way your employees can have their skills and knowledge assessed by a registered training organisation to see if they meet current industry standards. RPL assessment recognises a person's skills and knowledge no matter how, when or where the learning occurred. Recognition of prior learning can be used to achieve full or part qualifications and can be used to identify what further training may be needed to get a nationally recognised qualification.

If your employees have completed formal study relevant to their industry area, they may be eligible for credit transfer.

Having your employee's skills recognised makes good business sense

Staff retention benefits include:

Business growth opportunities include:

Recognition of prior learning process

An employee going through a recognition of prior learning assessment process will be asked to provide evidence to an assessor that their skills meet current industry standards.

You can help your employee through the process by:


You will need to check associated costs with the registered training organisation undertaking the assessment.

Recognition of prior learning assessment flexibility

Recognition of prior learning assessment meets the needs of individuals and employers by:

This page was last updated at Thursday, December 20, 2012