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Recognition of prior learning

Got skills? Get recognised. 

Turn your knowledge, skills and experience into a formal qualification with South Metropolitan TAFE's Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program.

Learning at school, TAFE or university isn’t the only way people gain skills and knowledge. Many highly-skilled people have gained and developed their skills through different pathways such as paid employment, community work, volunteering and taking part in informal training.

Do you already have some of the skills and knowledge related to the course you’re interested in? If so, you may be a candidate for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment.

The RPL process involves a pre-assessment interview to see if you have skills and knowledge relevant to current industry standards. You will then be given the opportunity to work with an RPL assessor to identify what evidence you have, or can demonstrate, and whether it meets the industry standards.

You might find you have all the skills for a qualification, or the assessor might recommend some further training to help you gain a qualification. Please note fees apply for both the pre-assessment interview and RPL assessments.


Email: rpl@smtafe.wa.edu.au or call us on 1800 001 001.

Page last updated July 15, 2016