Recognition is about identifying what you already know and do. It is another pathway towards gaining a nationall y recognised qualification through Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia. It is sometimes called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Within the training profession, the combination of skills, knowledge, understanding, problem solving and attitudes is known as The Recognition process may use a combination of methods to determine your competencies. These include:
It is very much like seeking work. You have to prove that you are competent to do the job. The difference with RPL though is that you can use more than a 20 minute interview to provide evidence regarding your ability, and it is not a competition between people.
The process involves using a variety of ways or ‘evidence types’ to demonstrate your competency. Evidence might include:
The national assessment guidelines require that the evidence gathered is:
This means that assessors need to look at your evidence to decide if you have met the above rules. If the assessor feels that there is ‘a gap’ you will work together to develop an action plan to fill the gap.
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You should also refer to our Recognition Pathways Policy.