Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that assesses an individual’s formal, non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of a VET qualification.
The recognition of prior learning (RPL) process will be offered to and explained to all relevant students. All students will have access to FiT’s RPL policy which is contained in the FiT student handbook and is available on request.
Students who believe they have already obtained current skills and knowledge that would otherwise be covered in the qualification/unit of competence for which they intend to attain should apply for RPL at the time of enrolment. The student’s skills and knowledge will be assessed and validated, and where appropriate, units of competency acknowledged and face-to-face training reduced.
As part of the FiT enrolment policy, trainers will advise students of the availability of RPL policy, explain what the process involves and how it relates to the attainment of the qualification in some circumstances. Trainers will remind students of this option progressively throughout their time in training, in order to provide multiple opportunities for students to engage in the RPL process.
When approached by a student seeking RPL, trainers will:
- Provide the students with copies of an RPL Kit
- Provide the students with information about the types of evidence that can be used to support an RPL application
- Assess the student’s information and notify students of the outcome of the RPL process
Recognition of prior learning fee
The student will be charged an upfront application fee of the scheduled course fee is required, please enquire within. This includes the initial application, consultation either in person or via phone with the suitably qualified assessor, the RPL assessment and (if successful) certification. If the student is deemed competent in all units of competency for the qualification they have enrolled in then the below fees are required to be paid on completion:
SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness $960.00
SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness $1200.00
Where the student is not able to achieve the full qualification through RPL and gap training is required, a training plan and costing structure will be mutually agreed upon. The basis of the cost structure will be pro-rata on a unit by unit basis based on the scheduled course fee.