RPL (recognition of prior learning)

Recognition of prior learning defined

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined in the AQF as follows:

Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

Recognition of prior learning explained

The AQF facilitates the progression of students through qualifications by giving credit for learning outcomes they already have achieved. Credit outcomes may allow for entry into a qualification and/or provide credit towards the qualification.

Credit given may reduce the time required for a student to achieve the qualification.
RPL is one of a number of processes for establishing credit or advanced standing. RPL broadens access into formal learning by enabling credit to be given for student achievement though other formal, non-formal or informal learning.

RPL involves issuing organisations undertaking an assessment of each individual who applies to determine the extent to which that individual’s previous learning is equivalent to the learning outcomes of the components of the destination qualification.

For more information, please visit Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) site

Massage Schools of Queensland supports the national policy of mutual recognition of qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTO), regardless of the location, provided that the RTO is registered to offer that qualification and all criteria covered is in-line with ours as content can vary.

An application can be made for any of the above when the student believes that they have already attained the necessary skills and competencies elsewhere (work or other study etc.). The student will be required to provide documentation to support an application.

NOTE: A challenge test and/or submission of relevant assignment/s may be required if deemed necessary by the Head of School.