Recognition of Prior Learning Process

RPL assessment is conducted individually for each unit of competency within a given qualification. Clients must be able to demonstrate that their skills are current according to industry standards. Examples of evidence may include:

  1. Interview/professional conversation;
  2. Observation and questioning, including workplace visits;
  3. Portfolio of work, which may include completed assessment items/qualifications from previous study;
  4. Supplementary assessment tasks or challenge test (oral, written or practical);
  5. Assessment where no training is involved; and/or
  6. Authentication of evidence by supervisor or employer.

Clients wishing to apply for RPL in any capacity should, in the first instance, contact TrainSmart Australia for further information.

Unsuccessful applicants have a right to formally appeal the RPL assessment through our appeals process. For further information, please refer to the TrainSmart Australia Grievances and Appeals Policy.