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​FAQS (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning

What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
RPL refers to the recognition of learning and competencies acquired or currently held by individuals. The learning and competencies may be attained through formal and informal training, education or work experiences and recognition is given based on assessment of evidence submitted against endorsed industry or company competency standards.
Who can apply via RPL pathway?
RPL is for working adults who have significant work experience and prior learning to apply for exemption to any participating RPL courses. More details on RPL can be found in the participating course web pages.
When can I submit the RPL application?
You can submit the RPL application when you apply for a participating RPL course.
What sort of supporting evidence do I need to provide during the RPL application?
You will be required to provide evidence of your work experience and/or prior learning. Some examples include:
  • Industry Certification (e.g. CAAS, CISCO)
  • Certificates of Learning (e.g. Company in-house training, ITE Certification, Poly CET module certification, WSQ Certification, MOOCs, Online modular assessments)
  • Employer References (e.g. Letter of recommendation or sponsorship)
You may be required to attend an interview or take an assessment test.​
Will there be fees chargeable in the RPL application?
A non-refundable administrative fee may be charged for RPL applications and evaluation (e.g. Preliminary test for admission or required assessments for subject/module exemption). The details are specified in the participating course pages.
When will I be informed of the outcome of my RPL application?
You can check your RPL application and course application status about 1-2 months after the application deadline.