How RPL Central® works
Use RPL Central to prepare an evidence portfolio ready for seamless
enrolment, verification and certification (if applicable) by a qualified and
Registered Training Organisation or TAFE that we choose. Via this method, we
are able to offer the best pricing, most innovative technology and fastest
service. RPL Central also hire industry expert qualified assessor's to
prepare the entire portfolio for an RTO and to give an expert opinion. These
assessors are engaged by RPL Central.
To attain a career improving qualification, you would normally have to
attend a TAFE or other training organisation. You would study for a number
of years and by the end of your course you would have developed the skills
that you need for your chosen career. But what if you've done things the
other way round - what if you have the skills but not the qualification? RPL
enables you to have these skills recognised and to attain a formal
qualification: you will get the same qualification as people who've trained
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves
assessment of the individuals' relevant prior learning to determine the
credit outcomes of an individual application for credit. RPL assesses the
individuals' non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to
which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes,
competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total
completion of, a qualification.
The RPL Principles for Good Practice require that RPL recognise learning
regardless of how, when and where it was acquired, provided that the
learning is relevant and current to the learning outcomes or competencies in
a subject, unit, module, course or qualification. RPL has always differed to
other forms of assessment, in that it is based both around an individual and
the competency being assessed. Therefore, it would be improper to prescribe
specific evidence format requirements in an RPL only environment.
Professional judgement is used to make an assessment decision as to the
individuals' demonstrated equivalency, regardless of the format of the
RPL assessment must ensure that evidence is valid, authentic, current and
sufficient and that the process is fair, flexible reliable and valid. In
order to provide the flexibility to candidates, we can contextualise the RPL
assessment instruments to match each individuals' unique background,
prior-learning requirements. This occurs through a series of structured
procedures that provide a personalised experience to the candidate, whilst
still meeting the principles of assessment and rules of evidence
Accordingly, there is no 'one size fits all' instrument that can be used to
assess an individual with any background, who produces any kind of
documentary evidence. This is why RPL Central employs the flexibility of the AQTF outcome-focussed model to demonstrate that the outcomes of the AQTF/NVR
standards are met to the same if not better levels required via an
individualised and personalised RPL process that considers life experience.
The outcomes are met by following a structured and individualised process
which provides for quality assessment against both the individual and the
training package. Guidance is provided throughout the process to
contextualise the requirements of the training package inside the assessment
instruments to ensure the services meet the individuals' unique needs and
'prior learning' requirements.
In 2009, RPL Central obtained IP Australia certification in an innovation
patent relating to the tools it has developed. RPL Central® has also
supported the RPL initiatives promoted by the various state and commonwealth
governments. RPL Central attended the (Sydney) Big Skills Conference 09 and
(Perth) Exploring good practice in RPL conference 09, as well as hosting its
own (Sydney) Skills Recognition Conference in 2009. They have also been a
great supporter of the COAG RPL Program. This program found that innovative
RPL models need to be developed and that they should focus on recognising
the individual needs and diverse backgrounds of candidates.
They also found that assessors need to be confident and capable of making
sound professional judgments and noted this as a critical factor in the
assessment of RPL. The Department of Education and Training in Western
Australia have also contributed greatly to the uptake of RPL over the years.
Their position is that for RPL, no difference is assigned to informal or
non-formal learning. Every learning source and experience is accepted as
contributing to the accumulation of skills.
Therefore, the flexible RPL model was developed. The model allows for
assessment of any and all documentary evidence as well as verbal or third
party testimony to be presented by an individual, no matter where it
originated, or how it is conveyed. All evidence is assessed for equivalence
against the full unit of competency to provide for a valid assessment
outcome. There are no pre-set evidence requirements to demonstrate
equivalence, as this is determined on a case by case basis once the assessor
can make a judgment about the evidence submitted in the context of the
particular individuals' life experience. Official assessment occurs
once you have finalised your portfolio and transferred to the RTO/TAFE.
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