Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be defined in a number of ways, however, all definitions include the key notion that:

RPL involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge an individual has achieved outside the formal education and training systems

RPL Assessment can result in a Statement of Attainment/s being awarded for singular or multiple units of competency or a full Qualification.

Your Experience Matters

What matters in the RPL process is that the knowledge and skills you have gained over time help to meet the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the unit/s of competency or qualification for which you are seeking RPL. You are encouraged to apply for RPL if you believe you possess the skills and knowledge identified in the outcomes of a unit of competency or qualification.

Remember, to have skills formally recognised, assessors must make sure you have the skills and knowledge to meet the industry standard.

Funding Availability


The BERT Training Fund (BTF) assists in the training of workers in the building and construction industry who are members of the Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT).

Training available under this funding include short courses through to Cert IV and Diplomas.

Read more information about BERT here.

Is RPL the right pathway for you?

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Industry Experience

CAN YOU SHOW INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE?Do you have 2+ yrs of industry experience and can you supply a resume or work history?

Workplace Evidence

Workplace evidence can include position descriptions, third party reports, workplaces policies, procedures and signed documents.

Formal Training

Qualifications, Statement of Attainments, Verification of Competency (VoC), workplace-based training and site familiarisation.

How to prepare:

Here are some timps and hints for you:

What constitutes as evidence?

Some key points to consider that ASTRA will use to verify what is suppies as “quality evidence’:

Still unsure about RPL?

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I’m interested, check my eligibility!

Navigating your RPL eligibility can be difficult, that’s why we’re here to help.

By completing our RPL Help Form, the ASTRA Training Team can create a response based on your needs.
This includes eligibility, training and funding possibilities.

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