RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)

You can apply for the Process of RPL and obtain Recognition of Prior Learning for any qualification.

Why apply for RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the acknowledgement of your current skills and knowledge gained through previous education, training, and work and/or life experience. This includes skills and knowledge gained through community or volunteer work, previous learning, work and/or life experience gained overseas. If you are successful in applying for RPL your HRTI Record will indicate that the level/s have been achieved by advanced standing.

Advantages to apply for RPL

There are several advantages to gaining recognition of the things you already know and can do. If your application is successful you may:
reduce the amount of time it takes to complete a qualification
have one or more Modules of competence entered on your student record immediately and use that
gain credit or advanced standing for study you have previously completed
have formal acknowledgement of the knowledge and skills you have gained through work and life experience

Before You Apply for RPL

1. Before you apply for RPL in a course, you should find out as much as you can about the Modules of competency you
    think you know or can do. You can make these enquiries before or after enrolling in a course. Modules of competency
    and the elements for each are available on the Prospectus for each qualification.
2. Now, think about what skills or knowledge you could demonstrate from these Modules of competency and how you will
    demonstrate them. You should ask for assistance from HRTI, to ensure the level of competency you would like to seek
    RPL for, that you will be able to provide sufficient evidence against the Module.
3. You may find there are certain areas it will be easy to demonstrate competency in, and others that are a lot more
    challenging. Choose the ones you feel most confident in and focus on them.

Actioning RPL

If you have the knowledge or skills described in the Prospectus you may apply for recognition. To support your application, you will be asked to:
Submit a portfolio
Show examples of your work
Take a "challenge activity“
Attend a competency conversation

What to submit as the best RPL Evidence?

Current - Experience obtained in the last five years (in the workplace or community) and qualifications obtained in the
                 last three years.
Relevant - Experience obtained in a relevant industry or community context.
Authentic - Able to be checked by more than one source. ie. Verified.
Transferable - A skill that can be applied in a variety of relevant places.

Before you submit your RPL Portfolio

Make sure you include certified copies of your documents. (The originals may need to be sighted later)
Present your portfolio in a way that shows how your experience, skills and knowledge match the elements and
  performance criteria of the level of qualification
Be selective about your choice of evidence – a few items of good quality are preferable to many items of poorer quality.
Organise your material in a logical order and present it in plain English format.

Types of Portfolio Evidence

Your collection of evidence is usually referred to as a ‘portfolio’. Typical portfolio items are listed below. In each case the evidence must be your own work and directly relate to the knowledge and skills described by the level of competence you are seeking RPL for.

Suitable portfolio items to choose from include:

Samples, photographs or videos of your work
Letters of validation from your employers or organisations
On-the-job assessment record/s
Performance management reports
Video footage of you doing tasks directly related to the level of competence
Copies of documents you have completed as part of your work
Certificates from accredited vocational education and training courses
Results from other non-credited courses from various education and training providers
Certificates and statements of attainment from in-house courses sponsored by employers or professional bodies
Letters from employers verifying your knowledge, skill and experience
Letters from organisations, verifying work done
Details of community activities involving significant responsibilities
Records of workplace activities

What if my Portfolio does not have enough Evidence for RPL?

When a Portfolio is Not Enough?

When you submit your portfolio of evidence the assessor will determine whether it demonstrates competence as described by the level of competence. If it doesn’t quite meet all the requirements the assessor may;
1. request an interview or skype with you if details of the portfolio need to be clarified or more information is needed
2. ask you to undertake a challenge activity so that you can demonstrate the skills and knowledge
3. contact relevant authorities to check the authenticity of documents submitted as evidence

Interview or Verbal Questioning

It may be possible to demonstrate competence by explaining particular areas directly to an assessor. If asked to attend an interview by contact or skype, be prepared by having relevant documents or other material to hand and ensure that your responses relate directly to the level of competence.

Challenge Activity

If you are unable to provide documentary evidence that demonstrates competence you may be given the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and skill in a challenge activity. The challenge activity will directly relate to the level of competence and may be similar to the assessment tasks being undertaken by students enrolled and studying in the same level.

You may be able to combine your method of RPL assessment by providing documents for part of the level and doing a challenge activity for the rest. If you choose to be tested by portfolio, and the portfolio is not adequate to demonstrate competence, then you may be given an opportunity to undertake a challenge activity.

Notification of the Outcome

You should receive written notification of the result of your RPL application within 14 (fourteen) working days of lodging your application in full. If there is outstanding documentation the PRL has not yet been submitted in full and the 14 (fourteen) day period will not take effect until all information is received in full. The time taken to process applications will vary (especially at peak enrolment periods) and you should be notified by your assessor of any variation to the time frame.


First year – Certificate
Second year - Diploma (Ass. Degree in the US)
Third year - Bachelor’s Degree
Fourth year - Honour’s Degree (Bachelor’s Degree in the US)
Fifth Year – Masters
Sixth Year – Doctorate
Seventh Year - PhD


The minimum age for enrolment is 18 years and Grade 12 is not a requirement
All study material are supplied Electronically
The full content can be viewed in the PROSPECTUS for each field of study @

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