Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Turn your prior Learning & Experience into a Nationally Recognised Qualifications!
Enhance your career through our smooth RPL Process

Course Fee

$995 - $1495
Get Started

Study Now Pay Later

Learn More
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Save Time
Get your Qualification in weeks
Meet industry standards
Nationally Recognised Qualifications

What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) refers to a process that assesses the competencies an individual acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual meets the requirements specified in the training package or VET accredited courses.

This means that we can use your past experiences, either work or other life experiences, to help you obtain credit towards a qualification offered by Vigil Training College.

Complete your Free Skills Assessment
 Complete an RPL Application Form & Provide Supporting Evidence
 Evidence Assessment
Qualification Granted

What qualifications can I get an RPL for?

Vigil Training College offers RPL for the following qualifications:


  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability, Home and Community)
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
  • BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business
  • BSB40420 Certificate IV in Human Resource Management
  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business

Note: NSW Security License Course (CPP20218 Certificate II in security operations) does not offer RPL, however you may be eligible for an Assessment Only Pathway. See course page for more details.

RPL Process Explained:

Step 1: Complete your Free Skills Assessment
Skills Assessment is a preliminary check to determine if the RPL process is right for you. This step does not mean that you will get an RPL for the qualification, however it is just an initial check.

If we determine through this preliminary check that the process is right for you, you will progress to the next step.

Step 2: Complete RPL Application Form & provide Evidence
Once we determine that the RPL process is right for you, you will be provided with an RPL Application form.

Through the completion of this form, you will provide us with further details of your experience (work or other) and provide evidence to support this. The information you provide will be used during the next step.

The evidence you provide to support your RPL application varies and may include (but not limited to):

  • Employment Contract
  • Letter from your manager/employer
  • Evidence related to your work, such as videos, reports, photos, emails, or portfolios
  • Resume

A small non-refundable application fee will be required before we start reviewing your full application.

Step 3:  Evidence Assessment
Based off the information you provide in Step 2, your RPL assessor will assess your application and the evidence provided. They may ask for further evidence or arrange for a call/virtual meeting with you.

After your application has been assessed, you will either be granted RPL or require GAP Training. Your application may also be rejected for any RPL.

What is GAP Training?

GAP Training is the process of undertaking learning & assessment, if it is determined that you cannot be granted RPL for a specific unit of competency. This will generally be completed online through our e-learning portal.

Step 4: Qualification Granted
Upon successful completion of your assessment (and GAP Training, if required) in Step 3, you will be required to pay the remaining fee and we will issue your Nationally Recognised Qualification!

How much does RPL Cost?

Simply, RPL will cost the exact same as the Course Fees for the qualification that you are seeking RPL for. The course pages can be found here.

However, note that the fees will be paid in 2 parts:

  1. RPL Application Fee of $250 will be required before we start your RPL & Evidence Assessment.
    Note: This fee is non-refundable.
  2. Qualification Fee: Once RPL has been granted, you will pay the difference between the Qualification Fee advertised on the course page and the RPL Application Fee.
    If your RPL application is unsuccessful, you will not be required to pay this fee.

Example: If you are seeking an RPL for Certificate III in Business, you will be required to pay $250 to start the RPL Assessment. Once you are approved for an RPL, you will pay $645 to receive the qualification. $645 is the difference between the course fee advised on the course page (here) and RPL Application Fee.

Benefits of RPL:

What are the benefits of RPL?

There are various benefits for undertaking the RPL process, such as:

  • It saves you time
  • You don’t have to attend classes
  • You don’t have to repeat already acquired training
  • It is a quick and easy process for obtaining a Nationally Recognised Qualification
  • A Nationally Recognised Qualification granted through RPL may open new career opportunities for you
  • It will ensure you meet industry and licensing requirements

How long does the RPL Process take?

The RPL process may take up to 6 weeks.

If GAP Training is required, the process will depend on much training is required and how long you take you complete this.

Related Courses

NSW Master License No
410 519 198
Vigil Training College
Level 2, 12-14 Wentworth St, Parramatta NSW 2150
Level 2, 12 Wentworth Ave, SURRY HILLS NSW 2010
1800 97 97 66
Asial logodrinks association
© Copyright Vigil Training College All Rights Reserved.
Designed and Developed by iVersion