Step 1 – Provide information about your skills and experience
All participants in RTT ACADEMY courses have the opportunity to discuss RPL at the time of enrolment. An application form will be made available to you if you wish to apply for RPL. You will need to provide as much information as possible about your previous experience related to the industry area.
There may be instances where you may have little, or no documentary evidence of your industry experience. This is not a barrier to gaining recognition. This will just require you to rely on the questioning during the Competency Conversation step.
Step 2 – Conversation with RPL Assessor
An assessor will review and discuss the information you have provided and begin to match up your skills, knowledge and experience to the units in the qualification you are considering undertaking. During this conversation you will be required to answer industry related questions to clarify your current skills. The RPL Assessor involved in the conversation is someone who has experience in the industry and understands its requirements, as well as the requirements of the qualification.
Step 3 – Practical demonstration of your skills
The assessor will conduct a practical skills test at your workplace (if appropriate) or at another suitable location. This again is an opportunity to demonstrate your level of competence. This assessment will be focused on skills that are required in the qualification. Your assessor will identify the skills that he/she will want you to demonstrate.