Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) recognises skills acquired through formal and informal learning and work experience.

RPL can be used to award a formal qualification or for credits towards a qualification.

RPL is suitable for those who have:

  • Readily available evidence
  • Current skills that are relevant to the qualification
  • Qualifications that have been superseded

The process assesses evidence of your competency to determine if you meet the requirements of the qualification, or units within a qualification.


The RPL assessment process has three stages: Confirmation of your Experience, Demonstration of Knowledge, Demonstration of Skills.

If you provide payment on time prior to each stage, you will have 8 weeks to collate relevant sufficient and authentic evidence, and another 2 weeks for assessors to assess and provide you with feedback for each stage.

Pre-enrolment Policies

Enrolment Process

Qualifications & costs

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery $5310
SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery $6990
SIT31116 Certificate III in Asian Cookery $5310
SIT40816 Certificate IV in Asian Cookery $6990
AUR31116 Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology $6990
AUR31216 Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology $6990
AUR30616 Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology $6990


Payment 1: Enrolment Fee (also covers assessment of experience and employment confirmation) $1500
Payment 2: Assessment Fee (prior to attempting knowledge assessment) 50% of remaining balance; Up to $2745
Payment 3: Assessment Fee (prior to attempting skill assessment) Remaining balance; Up to $2745

Further information:

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