RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) converts your existing skills, knowledge and experience, gained through prior work or study, into formal competencies. The end result? Our five-step RPL process allows you to achieve nationally recognised qualifications without having lost time studying something you already know.
RPL means you can gain qualifications simply through providing evidence of relevant knowledge and skills you have gained through previous work. If the RPL process reveals a deficiency in your skill level, we can help by providing training in the relevant qualification.
OPEC College is ideal for first responders and military personnel seeking to gain qualifications to aid transition into an alternate career.
Our team possess extensive experience working both within and in collaboration with the Defence and private sector. We understand the skills and knowledge gained across the Defence rank levels, and how to assess and apply this within the RPL process.
Outside of Defence and First Responder communities, OPEC College also caters to people formerly employed in the public or private sector who are looking to gain qualifications in order to progress their career or change their vocation pathway.
Regardless of your employment background, our team are here to streamline the process, providing support, clear communication, comprehensive assessment and training excellence.
OUR RPL PROCESS
Step 1 - Preliminary Assessment
You provide OPEC College with some basic documents such as your CV and job description. OPEC College then conducts a free, no obligation preliminary assessment and provides you with three choices:
- Qualifications that can be achieved by full RPL
- Qualifications that can be achieved using a blend of RPL and study
- Qualifications that will need to be studied (where a specific qualification is requested).
Step 2 – Assessment Phase
You submit evidence of your experience using our extensive RPL Guides and with support from our Assessors. OPEC College maps this evidence against the qualifications you are seeking and identifies any gaps that may exist. Our team then work with you to fill these gaps with additional evidence across many types. We finalise the mapping process and your RPL process is almost complete.
Step 3 – Qualification Phase
Congratulations! We issue the qualification to you in both soft and hard copy. We also make available a personalised Graduation event. You are now one of our OPEC College Alumni and eligible for preferential pricing on additional courses, referral fees and many extra resources.