Yes, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is legal and recognized in Australia. RPL is an established assessment process that is governed by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and is widely used by vocational education and training (VET) providers, universities, and other educational institutions.
RPL is recognized as a legitimate form of assessment by the Australian government and is included as one of the assessment methods in the VET Quality Framework. RPL is also recognized by industry and professional bodies and can be used to meet regulatory or licensing requirements in certain professions.
However, it is important to note that the standards and guidelines for RPL may vary between different education providers and industries and that the assessment process must be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the requirements of the relevant qualification or certification. It is therefore important to choose a reputable and accredited education provider or RPL assessment service to ensure that the assessment is valid, reliable, fair, and transparent.