Hi, Mr GQ here. I'd like to explain the concept of recognition of prior learning to you. If you are or have been working in a certain industry for a period of years, you're eligible for the skills, knowledge, and experience to be recognized through RPL.
You may have had formal and informal training and education together with your work experience and life experience and this could deem you competent for a unit or units of a qualification.
If you have all the required competencies and can prove this, the whole qualification can be awarded. And nationally recognized qualification consists of core and elective units which an individual needs to provide evidence of competency for.
Evidence may take a variety of forms including certification, references from current and previous employment, a testimonial from clients, performance appraisals, job descriptions, and work samples. This evidence needs to provide recognition of competencies you currently hold regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred. When assessing your evidence, our assessors ensure that the evidence you provided is current, sufficient, authentic, and valid.
Should you not have sufficient evidence to cover all the units, you'll be provided with gap training related to the unit or units that you're lacking skills for.
Once your assessor is satisfied with the evidence received your portfolio will be compiled and submitted to the registered training organization issuing the qualification.