Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What is RPL?

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.

A reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system, the Smart and Skilled program is providing eligible students with:

  • 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 the 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)

OPEC College Partnership

JHI partners with OPEC College, Australian-owned Registered Training Organisation (RTO 41595), to deliver Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment Services.

The OPEC College’s five-step RPL process allows you to achieve nationally recognised qualifications without losing time studying something you already know.

In the below video, OPEC College General Manager David Kirkby steps you through what RPL is and the process involved.

watch the video here

How to apply for RPL

The team at JHI will help you get started on the RPL process. For more information about RPL or to apply, please get in touch with the team at JHI:

Have a question? Call us (02) 6583 2321
Address 49 Hay Street, Port Macquarie