Web Tech Plus values your prior training and experience. As The Asthma Foundation of Victoria acts as our RTO, they will be equally responsible for providing competency based vocational training, the Asthma Foundation of Victoria provides students the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you've got on-the-job experience, have undertaken informal training or once got part of the way through a course, Recognition of Prior Learning may be your key to a fast-tracked qualification.
Your training manager from Web tech Plus can enquire on your behalf and assist I the proves.
Recognition of Prior Learning acknowledges skills and knowledge gained outside the university and TAFE system, through paid or volunteer work, informal or employer-based training and during certain degree programs that a student hasn't graduated from.
Why apply for RPL?
Applying successfully for RPL may:
• Eliminate or reduce the need for training in skills you already possess
• Save you the time you would have spent completing coursework
• Save you the money
• Allow for the earlier completion of a qualification
RPL assessment is available for all Asthma Foundation of Victoria courses. Applicants must identify the course or qualification for which they're seeking recognition of competence and follow the outlined process.
Before you start
Prior to starting the process you should ask yourself the following questions:
• What informal or on-the-job training have I done that might be relevant?
• What activities have I done at work or in social or community based tasks?
• How recently did I learn my skills - can I still recall how to do them?
• How can I prove I can perform these skills or possess this knowledge?
Step 1 - Pre-Assessment
Before you formally apply for RPL we'll ask you to participate in an interview with the Master Trainer of the course you wish to enroll in. This pre-assessment interview will give you an idea of what your course requires and whether you have the experience to demonstrate relevant prior learning.
Step 2 - Enrolment
The next step is to fill out the registration form for the appropriate course you wish to enroll in and also fill out an Application Details Form. You will need to return these forms to the Training Coordinator, who will then provide you with a timeline and you'll be given a summary of evidence guide to assist you in the next stage of the process.
Enrolment into the course you have chosen will occur at this stage.
Step 3 - Evidence Collection
Once you collect and organise your evidence, you need to send all your documentation to the Training coordinator, who will record the arrival date and pass the completed evidence to the Master Trainer for assessment.
Your evidence will fall into four categories:
Direct evidence: your own work – things like written correspondence, diary notes, bookkeeping, drawings or plans.
Indirect evidence: documents that refer to you or you work – things like certificates of results, position descriptions, performance appraisals, references and awards.
Personal statements: an explanation of your evidence – this is an opportunity for your to elaborate on the evidence you've provided.
Interview assessment: – assessment of the above evidence is made at the time of the interview.
Step 4 - Assessment Interview and Results
Your assessor will provide you with written feedback on your portfolio and ask questions to validate your evidence and check your knowledge and skills.
It's at this point that you'll find out whether or not you have demonstrated competence for the unit or units you're applying for.
While in many cases your evidence will be enough to demonstrate your full competence, in some cases your assessor may determine there is a gap between what you know and what is covered in a unit or qualification.
In this case, you may have an opportunity to undertake training to ensure that your RPL application is successful. This is called gap training. If gap training is required, your RPL Assessor will assist you to identify what it might involve.
When competence is confirmed, you'll be notified by the Training Coordinator, you will then need to, if not already achieved have to attend the face to face component of the course applied for. You will then receive a Statement of Attainment or Certificate.
The time required and cost of recognition assessment will vary according to individual requirements.
If you have any questions about Recognition of Prior Learning, you can contact the Training Department on 03 9326 7088 at The Asthma Foundation of Victoria or Direct to your Account Training Manager from Web Tech Plus on 02 4966 3065