Recognition of Prior Learning
At Automotive Training Queensland we are eager to recognise your prior knowledge and skills which may relate to a unit of competence/s and or qualification.
To have skills formally recognised in the national system, assessors must make sure you have the skills and knowledge to meet the industry standard. This means you must be involved in a careful and comprehensive process that covers the content of all unit/s or qualification/s you can be recognised for.
Assessment happens in a variety of ways. Being prepared can save you valuable time and hassle and make the recognition process stress-free for you.
Here are some tips and hints for you:
Be prepared to talk about your job roles and your work history. Bring a resume or jot down a few points about where you have worked, either paid or unpaid, and what you did there.
Bring your position description and any performance appraisals you have from any business offices or facilities you have worked in.
Consider the possibilities for workplace contact. Are you in a workplace that is supporting your goal to get qualified? Would you feel comfortable to have the assessor contact your workplace or previous workplaces so your skills can be validated?
Think about who can confirm your skill level. Think about current or recent supervisors who have seen you work in the past 18 months and will be able to confirm your skills. The assessor will need to contact them. You may also have community contacts or even clients themselves who can vouch for your skill level.
Collect any certificates from in-house training or formal training you have done in the past.
You can speak with your assessor about other ways you can show your skills in the business sector. These could be letters from employers, records of your professional development sessions, employers or clients in related industries or government agencies, acknowledgements, workplace forms (as long as they don’t show client details) or other relevant documents.
Should you need any assistance with your RPL application, please don't hesitate to contact us at any time.