Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the RPL process? The RPL process is an opportunity for you as the client to demonstrate skills that you already have.
How do I apply for RPL? The best way to apply for RPL is to talk to us first, we can then guide you in your selection process.
What happens once I make my selection? You will be provided with ‘evidence guides’. These ‘evidence guides’ are developed by FGT and act as a guide for you to prepare for your RPL.
What do the evidence guides cover? The evidence guides outline ideas for physical evidence, areas where you could demonstrate your abilities and skills and questions we may ask during our meeting.
How do you assess my skills and knowledge? Generally we like to meet face to face, we feel this allows the discussion and process to be more relaxed. However due to several reasons eg, distance or that some one is only completing a small number of units we may talk via Skype or over the phone.
What if I don’t meet all the requirements? If you don’t meet all the requirements, then your RPL coordinator will suggest some gap training – because everyone is different we will develop an ILP (Individual Learning Plan) just for you. This will assist you to expand your current skills and knowledge that bit further and open up new opportunities for you.
What happens when it is all finished? After your RPL coordinator and you have meet then your coordinator will take all your evidence away and do what we call ‘mapping’. This is when the coordinator assesses your evidence again the Units of Competence. If all your evidence supports the Unit of Competence your transcript will be issued!