Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) for the purposes of VSL reporting, is defined as the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a VET unit of study. The granting of status or credit by an institution or training organisation to students for existing qualifications or units of competency completed or previously formally recognised at the same or another institution or training organisation does not constitute RPL for the purposes of VSL reporting.

How RPL is reported depends on whether the RPL is granted as part of a unit of study that the student is enrolled in and whether the student is charged an RPL assessment fee. See the RPL Reporting Guide for more information on how RPL is to be reported.

Application of glossary term:
  • Unit enrolment (VET)