The outcomes of RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) can vary depending on the qualification being sought, and the assessment criteria used by the assessing body. However, some possible outcomes of RPL include:
- Credit transfer: If the individual’s prior learning and experience meet the requirements of a particular qualification, they may be awarded credit for a portion of the course or program, reducing the amount of time and money required to complete the qualification.
- Recognition of competence: If the individual’s prior learning and experience demonstrate that they have the skills and knowledge required for a particular occupation, they may be awarded a certificate or credential that recognizes their competence in that area.
- Identification of skills gaps: If the individual’s prior learning and experience do not meet the requirements of a particular qualification or occupation, they may receive feedback on areas where they need additional training or education to achieve their goals.
- Career advancement: By receiving recognition for their prior learning and experience, individuals may be able to advance in their current careers or pursue new career opportunities.
The outcomes of RPL are designed to help individuals achieve their career and education goals by providing recognition for their prior learning and experience and reducing the time and cost required to obtain formal qualifications or certifications.