Process and tips
Step 1 - Contact
Contact your local TAFE recognition of prior learning coordinator to discuss the process, request further information, set up an appointment, register interest and apply.
Step 2 - Gather
Gather your evidence, identify your qualification options and complete the paperwork.
Step 3 - Plan
Plan your approach and apply. Work with your recognition of prior learning coordinator to develop a training plan for your chosen qualification pathway, determine costs, and enrol.
Step 4 - Review
The recognition of prior learning coordinator will undertake an assessment and recommend further validation, skills testing, workplace observation, third party references, skills gaps, and so on.
Step 5 Outcome
Undertake any gap training necessary and/or receive the qualification.
Recognition of prior learning tips
All evidence must be valid, authentic, current, sufficient or consistent.
Be prepared with a resume or notes to talk about your work history (paid or unpaid) and what you did in these jobs or roles.
Bring along your current and previous job descriptions, performance appraisals, references, etc.
Consider who can confirm your skills and knowledge. Maybe current or recent supervisors in the past 2 years who would be able to confirm your skills. Also consider outside the workplace, such as sports, community groups, etc.
Gather any trade certificates, licenses, statements of attainments, and so on, from workplace training or formal study you have done in the past.