Indirect Evidence | Recognition of Prior Learning

Indirect evidence

Indirect evidence is anything that reflects the value of work produced by the applicant, or other evidence about the applicant or the role, that confirms the applicant’s ability to perform in the context of the competencies for which the applicant is seeking credit for in RPL.

Examples of workplace documents that can provide indirect evidence include:

  • A testimonial statement from a supervisor or a senior company executive that identifies and acknowledges the applicant’s knowledge, responsibilities or abilities in relation to specific tasks or competencies;
  • An annual report that identifies the applicant’s or team achievements;
  • A performance review form that identifies the applicant’s strengths and achievements;
  • A published article about the applicant’s achievement in the workplace;
  • A detailed job description of the applicant’s current position or a position held previously;
  • An attendance certificate for a training activity or other professional development activity aligned to a particular competencies;
  • Annual subscription as evidence of an active membership of a professional association;
  • A reference from a recognised person within a professional body;
  • Minutes from meeting to acknowledge the applicant’s effort;
  • Any personal letters of commendation from professional people within the community.