Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process where partial or full credit can be granted for learning previously done through structured or unstructured training, work experience, or by some other means.

REIQ encourages participants to apply for RPL where they think they may have sufficient evidence to demonstrate competence in a unit (or components of a unit) without having to undertake formal training. Students must be able to show throughout this assessment process that their knowledge and skills are up-to-date and can be applied today. To apply for RPL, please complete this form:

Apply for RPL

The RPL process

If an applicant progresses to the next stage, an REIQ trainer will be in touch to arrange an initial conversation. If the REIQ trainer believes the applicant may be eligible for RPL, they will provide details for enrolment into RPL. Please note, if RPL is granted course notes or curriculum will not be provided.

The RPL process starts with self-evaluation. Students are asked to consider the learning outcomes of each of the units for which they seek RPL, and then make a decision on whether they believe they can meet those learning outcomes and if they can provide evidence to demonstrate their competency. A self-reflection tool is provided to applicants at this stage.

More detailed information on RPL, the processes and fees is available by contacting the REIQ training team via the contact form.

Students gaining a competency through RPL will be provided with a transcript of results that identifies this. The REIQ will retain a copy of all supporting evidence and RPL documentation on file as required.