Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is a system where RTO’s and government organisation take into account a persons previous skills, even if they are not officially acknowledged. Finding out if you are eligible for RPL can enable a student to complete their studies in a shorter time span, allowing their transitions into the workplace quicker. Please inform Liberty College if you think you qualifiy for RPL when applying.

Recognition of prior learning also referred to as REP, is the formal acknowledgement of a person’s current skills and knowledge no matter how, where or when the learning occurred.

This is an important assessment pathway, particularly for people who are wanting to further their education in a specific field. The recognition gained may considerably reduce the study time needed to obtain a qualification.

RPL is a process that must take place at the commencement of a person’s founded training, apprenticeship or traineeship.

The RPL assessment may include workplace observation, interviews and professional conversations, work samples, and documented evidence.


Credit transfer recognises previous formal learning (e.g. university, other qualifications). It uses an assessment of a previous course or subject that an applicant has completed to determine whether it can be credited towards the new course in which the student wishes to enrol.

The assessment determies the extent to which your previous course or subject is equivilant to the required learning outcomes of the desired qualification.

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