Recognition of Prior Learning

Get an Australian qualification by using your knowledge, skills and experience.


What is R.P.L?

RPL stands for Recognition of Prior Learning. It is a process offering candidates an opportunity to have their current skills and competencies recognized in Australia and to convert them into a recognized Australian qualification. RPL recognises any form of acquired learning, regardless of where and when it occurred: previous study, formal training, work experience, general life experience are considered.

Advantages of RPL:
  • Convert your skills and experience into a recognised Australian qualification
  • Convert your qualification from abroad into an Australian qualification
  • Enhance job opportunities
  • Meet industry requirements
  • Earn credit exemption which may reduce the time of study. All students must apply for credit prior to the start of the course.

RPL Process

Process and Evidence:

InTech supports the candidate step by step through the process. The candidates are requested to gather evidences confirming their competences and may undergo a series of assessments especially designed to assist them to display their competences.

Evidence may include:
  • Interview or professional conversation.
  • Observation and questioning including workplace visits.
  • Portfolio of work, which may include completed assessment items from previous study.
  • Assessment tasks or challenge test (oral, written or practical) where no training is involved trade test.
  • Third party authentication of evidence by supervisor or employer.
  • Samples of items produced.
  • Video and Photographic evidence
  • Transfer of study credit from certain overseas countries.

If InTech detects a gap in the competences, we will fill-in the gap to make sure the candidate fully meets the Australian academic requirement to obtain a formal qualification.

RPL for Whom?

RPL program is available in automotive, business, engineering fabrication, engineering boiler making , engineering mechanical trade and in information technology courses.

  • For Australian and non-Australian: If you have competences and experience but have never completed an Australian apprenticeship or obtained an academic Australian certificate, you can apply to have your skills assessed.
  • For students: RPL provides students an opportunity to have their current skills and competencies recognized. These skills and competencies may relate to units you are about to commence and as a result can exempt you from studying these units.

InTech will offer a direct credit where the unit of competence is the same. InTech reserve the right to offer credit where the units are not identical. All student must apply for credit prior to the start of the course.

All applications for credit transfer must be in writing. The student has the right to access InTech complaints and appeal process if they are not satisfied with the credit transfer process

Credits awarded to International students:

The College is obliged, under section 32 of the ESOS Act (2000) to notify DIBP if an overseas student has been or will be granted credit towards the program offered by the College which leads to a shortening of the student’s program of study. The college is obliged to notify DIBP of the reduced program duration in the COE issued to an overseas student who has been awarded credit towards their intended program of study. The college is also obliged to notify DIBP of the change of program duration which may affect the student visa conditions.

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