Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which acknowledges the skills and knowledge that a person already has, whether it is gained from life, work, community involvement, home or formal training and study. The RPL process identifies the knowledge and skills that a person has learned from these experiences and matches this against competencies and elements in the course of study. 

The ALC policy for recognising prior learning of its students is outlined in the VET Student Handbook.

Applying for RPL

The VET RPL handbook describes the working of this policy in detail, outlines the process students must go through, and supports students to undertake an initial self-assessment prior to an RPL interview.