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NCVER: Exploring the recognition of prior learning in Australian VET 2020

An NCVER publication from 2020 about RPL in Australian VET

QLD Government: Recognition of Prior Learning

QLD Government website link to information about RPL

ASQA FAQs - Recognition of Prior Learning

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) website link to FAQs about RPL

AQF: Recognition of Prior Learning – An Explanation 2012

An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) publication that provides an explanation of RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning - An information source for RTO staff (est. 2006)

A Training Package Support Materials publication that can be used as an information source for staff on RPL

Trainer Personal Professional Development Plan example template

An example template of a way to record the forward planning of PD a trainer or assessor plans to undertake

Duty Statement - Supervised Instructor example template

An example of a duty statement for an instructor/trainer who holds the Trainer Skills set but not a qualified assessor

ASQA Fact Sheet: Using other parties to collect assessment evidence

This factsheet includes a definition of evidence, examples of forms of evidence, when and why might an assessor use other parties to collect evidence, what to consider when using evidence collected by other parties, and details of two case-studies.

Resources, Tools and FAQs

A range of resources and tools are available to assist VET practitioners, including: good practice guides; RPL support for assessors and students; training package FAQs; and teaching and learning resources formerly sold by WestOne Services.

Example RPL Tool Kits

Although not current, these RPL kits provide a terrific starting point for resource developers.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The aim of RPL is to formally recognise existing competencies without having to go through the complete training process.

Trainer and Assessor Competence and Currency

Delivery of quality vocational training relies on having properly qualified educators with relevant experience. Specific requirements for trainers and assessors are mandated by the Standards.

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