RPL – International Students
This procedure explains the process of applying for and granting Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and the requirements of the Standards for RTO’s and National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students
The CEO is responsible for the implementation of this procedure and to ensure that staff and students are aware of its application and that staff implement its requirements
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) means an assessment process that assesses the competency/s of an individual that may have been acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual meets the requirements specified in the training package or VET accredited courses.
- formal learning refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of instruction and is linked to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, a certificate, diploma or university degree);
- non-formal learning refers to learning that takes place through a structured program of instruction, but does not lead to the attainment of an AQF qualification or statement of attainment (for example, in-house professional development programs conducted by a business); and
- informal learning refers to learning that results through experience of work-related, social, family, hobby or leisure activities (for example the acquisition of interpersonal skills developed through several years as a sales representative).