RPL approval refers to the process of assessing and approving a candidate’s prior learning and experience for the purpose of granting them credit or recognition towards a qualification or certification. RPL, or Recognition of Prior Learning, is a process that allows candidates to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and experience in a particular field, and to receive recognition for their learning, without having to complete the formal training or assessment requirements.
RPL approval is typically granted by a recognized education or training provider, such as vocational education and training (VET) institution, university, or professional association. The RPL process involves a detailed assessment of the candidate’s prior learning and experience, based on specific criteria and standards, and may involve the collection and analysis of various types of evidence, such as workplace documentation, job descriptions, resumes, portfolios, and testimonials.
Once the RPL assessment is completed, the candidate may receive credit towards a formal qualification, such as a certificate, diploma, or degree, or may receive a statement of attainment or recognition of skills. RPL approval is an important process for individuals who wish to gain formal recognition for their prior learning and experience and to enhance their career opportunities and prospects.