Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that acknowledges a person’s knowledge and skill no matter where they learnt it. This means a person does not have to attend training when they already have the knowledge and skill. A person’s current competency can then be counted towards a qualification or statement of attainment.
How to develop an assessment tool
AQSA has published a Guide to developing assessment tools. This is a short and informative document that describes a 3-step process:
- Design and development
- Quality checks.
The ASQA guide does not give examples of documents that would make up an assessment tool.
How to develop an RPL assessment tool
The key elements of a typical RPL process are:
- The RPL applicant submits a portfolio of evidence
- The RPL applicant provides a list of items in their portfolio of evidence
- An RTO assessor reviews the evidence and completes an assessment map (matrix).
The following diagram illustrates this typical RPL process.
This RPL process may look simple but it does require time and effort by the RPL applicant and the RTO assessor to implement.
- Overview of the RPL enquiry and application process
- Overview of the RPL assessment process
- Templates for RPL assessment tools.
Another article provides more details about how to develop an RPL assessment tool.
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