This information is for students taking training courses. For information on university Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes and fees, go to
RPL is granted when a provider gives recognition to a person for part of a course, or the whole course, without having to do the study for that course.
This is granted when the person is able to show that they have already undertaken the learning, through previous experience, or have developed the competencies in the workplace.
RPL assessment is optional and only undertaken when a student applies for it. Formal assessment is conducted by teachers or assessors. Only providers on the Approved RPL Provider List can offer government subsidised RPL.
Approved RPL provider list
Students normally receive advice before applying, and before going ahead, they must be given information about what it is likely to cost.
RPL fees may vary
RPL may be government-subsidised or charged on a fee for service basis. Contact your provider for more information.