An RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) assessment is conducted by assessing an individual’s prior learning and experience against the learning outcomes and competency standards of a particular qualification or certification. The process involves the following steps:
- Application: The individual applies for RPL assessment and submits evidence of their prior learning and experience, such as work experience, training certificates, transcripts, or other documentation.
- Review: The assessor reviews the evidence provided by the individual and identifies any gaps between their prior learning and experience and the learning outcomes and competency standards of the qualification or certification.
- Assessment: The assessor determines whether the individual’s prior learning and experience meet the learning outcomes and competency standards of the qualification or certification, and makes a judgment about whether the individual is eligible for credit or recognition of prior learning.
- Feedback: The assessor provides feedback to the individual on the outcomes of the RPL assessment, including any credit or recognition awarded, as well as any areas where additional training or education may be required to meet the requirements of the qualification or certification.
- Appeals: If the individual is not satisfied with the assessment outcomes, they may have the option to appeal the decision through a formal process.
It is important to note that the RPL assessment process may vary depending on the qualification or certification, the industry, and the RPL provider or assessor. However, the general steps outlined above provide a basic overview of how an RPL assessment is conducted.