Recognition of Prior Learning

What is Recognition of Prior Learning?

Did you know, you may be able to reduce the time it takes to get your qualification, via a process called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

RPL recognises the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences and maps those against the criteria for a unit of competency or the full qualification.

How long have you being do this? – Get your skills and knowledge recognised?

You’re good at what you do and you’ve been doing it for years.

Whether your experience has been through paid employment or as a volunteer, you now have the opportunity to gain a qualification through a process called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Boost your career prospects and earning potential with a nationally accredited qualification through Brighten Institute Australia.

How am I assessed?

There are many forms of assessment, and these can be discussed with an RPL assessor before assessment.

The assessment process determines if the outcomes have been achieved to the standard stated in the unit.

Credit for successful RPL is the same as that given to an enrolled student and does not discriminate in any way.

RPL assessment can result in credit for a unit within a course, or entry to a course. It is based on evidence provided by the applicant.


There are four outcomes from the assessment.

  1. Statement of attainment for individual unit competency
  2. Full qualification
  3. Identified bridging required for course areas
  4. Inappropriate course requirement alignment – Not RPL

How much does RPL cost?

RPL is an enrolment process and RPL fees (non-refundable) are required at the time of enrolment.

Please enquire for costs.

National Recognition

At Brighten Institute Australia we recognise all qualifications issued under the Australian Recognition Framework as your Brighten Institute Australia qualification will be recognised across Australia.

The RPL Process