RPL - Recognition of Prior Learning

Have your skills recognised

Those students who already possess industry experience and have the required skills and knowledge can be assessed through the RPL process. Candidates must validate their ability to meet all industry benchmarks as required for each relevant unit.

What is RPL?

The RPL process is a methodical and detailed collection of evidence that describes your current knowledge and skill levels. This process can take up to a few months depending on what type of evidences you have available and how quickly you can get them together.

Reasons for applying for RPL could include:

  • Gaining an accredited qualification or statement of attainment
  • Obtaining entry or credit into a course
  • Confirming competence for appointment to workplace position, licensing or regulatory authority
  • Receiving recognition for your current skills and knowledge
  • Recognising an employee’s skills and knowledge to retrain into different roles
  • Completing and attaining your qualification in a shorter period of time

Industry level competency

Your skills and knowledge may have been gained through work experience, formal and informal training and general life experience.  If you wish to have your current skills recognised, you must demonstrate that you are competent in comparison to industry performance standards.

UQ-GVEC can issue qualifications or statements of attainment from Certificate Level I to Advanced Diploma through the RPL process.

Qualifications currently available through the RPL process are:

  • ACM30210    Certificate III in Animal Technology
  • ACM30510    Certificate III in Farriery
  • ACM40110    Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation
  • ACM40210    Certificate IV in Captive Animals
  • ACM40410    Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • ACM40412    Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • ACM50110    Diploma of Animal Technology
  • AHC10110    Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC10210    Certificate I in AgriFood Operations
  • AHC20110    Certificate II in Agriculture
  • AHC20310    Certificate II in Production Horticulture
  • AHC20410    Certificate II in Horticulture
  • AHC21010    Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC21210    Certificate II in Rural Operations
  • AHC30110    Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC30210    Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)
  • AHC30610    Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • AHC30710    Certificate III in Horticulture
  • AHC31410    Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC32710    Certificate III in Rural Merchandising
  • AHC32810    Certificate III in Rural Operations
  • AHC40110    Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • AHC40310    Certificate IV in Production Horticulture
  • AHC40410    Certificate IV in Horticulture
  • AHC40910    Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC41010    Certificate IV in Agribusiness
  • AHC50110    Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC50310    Diploma of Production Horticulture
  • AHC51110    Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC51410    Diploma of Agribusiness Management
  • AHC60110    Advanced Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC60310    Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management
  • AHC60410    Advanced Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Candidates may be required to travel to the Gatton Campus or a centralised location for ‘gap training’. Gap training (if required), travel, food and accommodation costs are additional costs on top of the RPL assessment fee and are payable by the candidate.

For a more comprehensive look at the RPL process please access UQ-GVEC's RPL Candidate's Kit.

Establish your eligibility - RPL self-assessment

Students can access an RPL Self-Assessment tool to conduct their own RPL evaluation at http://skillomatic.theworklab.com.au. Students accessing this facility are requested to print and send the results of their RPL self-assessment to enquiries_gvec@uq.edu.au in order to assist UQ-GVEC staff with their RPL enquiry.

Code of Practice

Refund and other UQ-GVEC policies are available in the Code of Practice.

Disclaimer: Details are correct at the time of printing and are subject to change. UQ-GVEC reserves the right to change programs, subjects or costs or to cancel a program based on consideration of student numbers and resource allocation. Ensure that you understand the program, subjects, associated costs and fee liability prior to signing an enrolment form.