Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
For people who have skills and knowledge and would like have this recognised.
RPL is a process of assessment only against the competency standards of single units or complete qualifications.
Each of the seven qualifications we deliver is available as an RPL process.
- Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113
- Certificate III in Education Support CHC30213
- Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care CHC40113
- Certificate IV in Education Support CHC40213
- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113
- Diploma of School Age Education and Care CHC50213
- Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management CHC60312
RPL is a streamlined process of assessment of the competencies that a person has gained through life, work and formal study. Assessment is undertaken by our trained Assessors against the competency standards required for each qualification. RPL can lead to either a statement of attainment, or a complete qualification.
At One World for Children we believe in thorough yet simple processes.
We have developed a range of high quality online tools that allow us to steer your completion all while ensuring you understand the RPL expectations.
The tools developed for this RPL process have been created to ensure all RPL assessment decisions are valid, sufficient, current and authentic.
- Valid: our Assessor’s are all looking for the same thing no matter who they are assessing, the guidelines are the same.
- Sufficient: All requirements of the unit of competency have been included in the sections that you complete, and you have a range of ways to demonstrate this knowledge and skill.
- Current: our Assessor’s are trained and receive ongoing support to ensure they are knowledgeable about current children’s services practice. Due to our management of a children’s service centre, One World has a vast array of experts at hand at all times.
- Authentic: our Assessors make every attempt to ensure the evidence that is provided by RPL Applicants is correct. The variety of ways we encourage you to measure competence assists us to be confident in your skills and knowledge as well as that of others going through the same process.
Our highly experienced Assessors are available to you whether you have a simple question or want some feedback on your progress. In most cases the Assessor supporting you through your RPL process will be the same person to continue to provide you training and assessment toward other units of competency or qualifications if needed.
Competency based training recognises that, as lifelong learners, we all acquire knowledge and develop skills over our lifetime. That’s why training packages approve recognition of prior learning, and in so doing, pave the way for many skilled and knowledgeable practitioners to achieve their career aspirations, sooner, rather than later.
Be aware that an RPL process is not a simple tick off process. All aspects of a training package and its units must still be covered. This means that you will have to collect evidence to complete your qualification. Things like the following:
Type of evidence
Samples of work
Policies and procedures
Skype or some other form of live web demonstration
Talking about what you do and how you do this
Written explanations of what you do.
How does RPL work with One World?
The most important component of the RPL assessment process is the evidence you provide. It can be a time consuming task to collect evidence that adequately addresses each of the competency’s elements and performance criteria, knowledge and skill, and to gather evidence and supporting documentation.
In recognising this One World has developed an online program that steps you through collecting your evidence using templates.
This program simplifies and streamlines the RPL process for you by providing an individual assessment plan available to you on your personal login homepage which outlines in detail each of the competencies you are required to include.
It also provides access to the required competency templates within a password protected site, enabling you to work on your evidence, save, and come back to it, whenever you like, wherever you have access to the internet.
Our Assessors are able to view your evidence online and are available to provide you with specific feedback to assist you further in the development of your evidence.
When all competencies on your assessment plan are completed you can submit them online as a completed document. No printing out, copying paperwork or creating folders of paperwork.
Of course, our Assessors will observe your on-the-job competency in your workplace or a suitable venue. They will also use third party references, people who know the work you are capable of and can provide evidence through written methods and through discussion with the assessor.
Online doesn’t mean out of touch! As always, we maintain frequent contact with you throughout the RPL process, guiding you and providing support and assistance whenever needed.
It is our normal practice to identify units what you can RPL prior to commencing any training. Your individual Trainer Assessor will gather information about you prior to and during enrolment and make suggestions in an effort to guide you in making choices that best reflect your knowledge and skill.
If any RPL is identified, you will usually complete this RPL prior to starting any training. This ensures you gain recognition first up, it also allows us to offer you training if required.
One World evidence collection in the workplace
If you prefer One World to collect all the RPL evidence for you, we can arrange this to occur. Our experienced Assessor will come into your workplace or placement service and collect all evidence needed for your RPL process. They will observe your work practices, request relevant documentation, speak to others you work with and ask questions to gain a full understanding of your knowledge and skills.
Funding through the Department of Education and Training (DET). This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.
If you are eligible for Victorian DET funding (VTG funding) we support accessibility by applying an administration only fee for RPL.
No catches - $300 ($150 concession) one off non-refundable administration fee!
RPL is available as a government funded option through the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG). The Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) is making RPL more accessible to people who do not have post-school qualifications or who want to gain a higher qualification than they already hold.
To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia. If you are also under 20 years old you will be eligible. If you are over 20 years of age you will be eligible if you are enrolling into a course that is higher than any qualification you already hold.
Self funded/Fee for Service RPL
If you are not eligible for Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) funding, your RPL can be accessed as a self funded program.
Check our self funded Fees.
Enquire or enrol: Expression of interest or call us on 1800006533.
For more information about our training, RPL or your fee options, please call us on 1800006533 or check our training information page.