Turn old skills into new qualifications
For as little as $95, you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning to have your experience counted towards a vocational training qualification – which means you won't have to re-learn what you already know.
Volunteered with your local footy team? Started, but didn't finish, another training course? Worked in the industry for a couple of years? It may count.
To seek Recognition of Prior Learning for a vocational training course at CDU, simply lodge an expression of interest and we'll be in touch to discuss your options.
How RPL works at CDU
Recognition of Prior Learning is a process that determines whether the skills, knowledge and experience you've gained through your previous study, work or life experience can count towards a vocational training qualification at CDU.
Based on this experience, you may be able to partially or completely qualify for a certificate or diploma, without having to undertake further study.
RPL is a seven stage process at CDU. Get started by expressing your interest.
Frequently asked questions
How long do I have to have been working before applying for RPL?
You don't need to have a set number of months' or years' work experience to apply for RPL. Rather than focusing on how long you've been working, we consider how developed your knowledge and skills are for managing and solving problems in different situations at work.
Will my previous qualifications count towards RPL?
I've been working for the same organisation for a few years. Is this enough to gain RPL?
This will depend on the level of knowledge and skills you have developed in that time. Your time spent working in an organisation is not enough evidence alone to grant RPL. We will need to see that you're competent in specific activities, which will form part of your application and assessment process.
How is it possible to get a qualification without attending all formal training? Is the qualification recognised?
Yes, a qualification you gain through RPL is the same as any gained through study elsewhere in Australia.
The RPL process is formally recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).