Recognition of Prior Learning underpins any competency based training system; therefore PVET Institute is committed to recognising the prior learning of individuals, including statement of attainment and certificates issued by other RTOs.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available to all potential applicants. All applicants are made aware that Recognition of Prior Learning is available to them in the information manual.
If a trainee or student believes they have formal or informal learning, or relevant life or work experience that demonstrates prior achievements of some or all of the learning outcomes or competencies of the course for which they are applying, they may be eligible for RPL.
Trainees/students are requested to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning at the time of application for the course they wish to undertake.
PVET Institute will provide support and advice to all potential applicants in regards to all matters, including Recognition of Prior Learning. All applications for Recognition of Prior Learning will be evaluated in a fair equitable manner in accordance with National Assessment Principles.
Assessment procedures will be undertaken by an assessor from PVET Institute to judge competency levels of those entrants applying for RPL and subsequent exemptions. A student or trainee will only be granted credit for a module(s), if s/he is able to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes for the module(s) for which recognition is being sought.
When a student or trainee requests recognition of prior learning they are given an RPL application form. The completed form will provide evidence for each learning outcome of each unit or module where RPL is requested. The evidence submitted is assessed by an assessor from PVET Institute to determine if the student has satisfied the assessment criteria for each learning outcome. Next, an interview will be granted to those who appear to qualify for RPL to qualify evidence submitted. The outcome of RPL needs to reflect the granting of credit based on current and up to date levels of demonstrated competency.
The assessment examples contain evidence guides that providers and trainers can use for each module, to indicate achievement of the learning outcomes. If the learner demonstrated competency during an RPL assessment, this should be reported in the evidence guide.