Important RPL Facts
Is this qualification nationally recognised?
Yes. All of our qualifications are issued have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process used by an RTO to evaluate a person’s skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning, get it through life experience, work or other activities such as volunteering work. The RTO can also provide a credit transfer (CT) against units of competency, often shortening the time needed to undertake a qualification.
Is a qualification obtained through RPL the same as a qualification obtained through traditional and online study?
Yes. IAMA is a recognised training organisation and all its qualifications and single unit training is nationally recognised, RPL consider as a qualification obtained through traditional and online study. Completion of this accredited training renders the student eligible to apply for appropriate jobs, promotions and/or further advanced training.
How long will the RPL process take?
IAMA has allocated a maximum time students to complete the RPL process – which has been determined by IAMA relative to the number of units, complexity of the unit requirements, unit requirements which cannot be done as an RPL e.g. work placement, CPR. These times are provided on the course and unit brochures available through the website or from reception.
What evidence can I submit?
IAMA RPL Assessor will explain the RPL process to you including the types of RPL evidence which you will be required to provide.
The types of evidence generally take the form of:
- Performance Appraisals
- Portfolio/work samples
- Photographic and video evidence
- Education, training and qualifications
- Job Description
- Policies and Procedures
- Workplace communication
- Bookkeeping and financial records
RPL is a predefined and systematic procedure for which evidence requirements have been previously determined and a mandatory
The assessor will determine evidence gaps in primary evidence and then determine what secondary evidence is, if needed to close the gap.