RPL is a process that allows learners with work experience and/or other related learning, but without appropriate certification, to proceed directly to assessment. A learner may wish to gain a unit or qualification but may already possess some subject related:
RPL is a method of assessment [leading to the award of credit] that considers whether a learner can demonstrate that they can meet the assessment requirements for a unit through knowledge, understanding or skills they already possess and so not need to develop through a course of learning.
RPL enables recognition of achievement from a range of activities using any valid assessment methodology. Provided that the assessment requirements of a given unit or qualification have been met, the use of RPL is acceptable for accrediting a unit, units or a whole qualification. Evidence of learning must be: