RPL - Recognition of Prior Learning

Have your skills recognised

Students who already possess industry experience and have the required skills and knowledge can be assessed through the Recognition of Prior Learning process. You must be able to validate your 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 evidence you have available and how quickly you can get it all 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 a 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
  • ACM40217    Certificate IV in Captive Animals
  • ACM40412    Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • ACM50117    Diploma of Animal Technology
  • AHC10116    Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC10216    Certificate I in AgriFood Operations
  • AHC20116    Certificate II in Agriculture
  • AHC20316    Certificate II in Production Horticulture
  • AHC20416    Certificate II in Horticulture
  • AHC21016    Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC21216    Certificate II in Rural Operations
  • AHC30116    Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC30216    Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)
  • AHC30610    Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • AHC30716    Certificate III in Horticulture
  • AHC31416    Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC32816    Certificate III in Rural Operations
  • AHC40116    Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • AHC40316    Certificate IV in Production Horticulture
  • AHC40416    Certificate IV in Horticulture
  • AHC40916    Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC41016    Certificate IV in Agribusiness
  • AHC50116    Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC50316    Diploma of Production Horticulture
  • AHC51116    Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC51416    Diploma of Agribusiness Management
  • AHC60110    Advanced Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC60316    Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management
  • AHC60415    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.

Establish your eligibility - RPL self-assessment

You can access an RPL self-assessment tool to conduct your own RPL evaluation at http://skillomatic.theworklab.com.au. If you access this facility please print and send the results of your RPL self-assessment to enquiries_gvec@uq.edu.au in order to assist UQ-GVEC staff with your RPL enquiry.

Student Handbook

RPL, refund and other UQ-GVEC policies are available in the 2019 Student Handbook.

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.