How can I fast track my qualification?
An RPL process or RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING is a legitimate way of gaining your desired qualification through a ‘FAST-TRACK' process. The recognition process is the process of recognising the required skills and knowledge obtained by an individual through previous or current training, work experience and or life experience. You may have heard terms such as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC). These are both terms that describe the recognition process.
A great deal of learning takes place outside classrooms, training schools and formal courses. A competency based system recognises this and provides individuals with the opportunity to: Have their skills and knowledge assessed without regard to where and how they have been acquired; and Obtain formal recognition of skills and knowledge in the form of a Qualification or Statement of Attainment. The recognition process is about making sure that existing knowledge and skills are recognised and that the individual does not have to relearn what they already know and can do. For competency to be recognised the applicant still has to provide evidence to an assessor. The assessor has to make sure that the evidence proves competency of the applicant. Garwen Education RPL Information Booklet Revision: 1 March 2010 Page 3 of 7 to do this the evidence needs to be: Current (what you can do now); Sufficient (more than one type); Authentic (you can prove it's your work); Related to the competency standards you are being assessed on; Flexible (it takes any special considerations you may have into consideration