Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What is RPL?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process for formally acknowledging skills, knowledge and experience constructed through everyday experience. If you have industry experience in the telecommunications industry it’s possible you can get recognition of existing skills and older qualifications you may have held.

RPL can include anything you may have learned or experienced in any context including school, training, community organisations, sport, work or recreation. For instance you may have learnt how to work as a team by participating in a sport. RPL can include both formal and non-formal learning contexts.

The defining characteristic of an RPL process is the involvement of suitably qualified and skilled assessor and a rigorous assessment process. Our trainers and assessors have the experience and knowledge to guide students though the RPL process.

The RPL process


Contact us

Make an enquiry using the form below


Initial questionnaire

Complete RPL Information and Application Kit, Unit of Competency evidence and collect supporting evidence and Registration Form


Assessment of needs

Provide payment and send us the completed documents and supporting evidence


RPL submission tool

Assessment of RPL application and evidence by one of our assessors



Decision of competency will be made and you will be advised of RPL outcome


If 'Competent'

Depending on the RPL outcome, if deemed competent you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for those units of competency only

Evidence collection

Evidence should be collected using the ‘STAR’ approach for each Unit of Competency:

  • Situation: Identify the situation i.e. employer, workplace and when and where you have done that type of work or study
  • Task: Describe what was to be done and what was your role
  • Action: Explain what you did
  • Result: The outcome that demonstrates competency

Cover all critical evidence listed in the RPL submission tool. This will be a diverse range of documents including Job Safety Analysis (JSA), audit documents, designs, drawings, emails, photos and test results. Third party statements from a boss/supervisor can also be used.

Example RPL  Documents

Download an example of RPL document to be completed for ICTWOR201 Work effectively in telecommunications technology

Example third party statement

Fees & charges

Please read the information in the RPL information and Application Kit carefully. If you believe you have sufficient evidence of the knowledge and skills required for RPL and wish to lodge an RPL application, you will need to contact JB Hunter to confirm the RPL application fee before completing the rest of this kit.

The price for Certificate III level units of competency is generally $500.00 (GST exempt).

For any enquiries regarding Certificate IV level units of competency, please contact the office for a quote.

If the total fee is over $1500, then JB Hunter will require a deposit up front of $1500 and the balance due prior to the assessor completing the RPL process.

Statements of attainment cannot be issued until all fees have been paid and processed by our bank. No refunds will be given for the processing of RPL, regardless of competency decisions.

Please note: these fees and charges may be modified to take into account difficult circumstances that require additional resources or effort. This will be agreed to prior to lodging your application.

RPL Enquiry

  • (e.g. ICTWOR201 Work effectively in telecommunications industry) as per training.gov.au
  • Your RPL enquiry will be reviewed and an RPL Kit and a Quote emailed to you based on the above listed units of competency.

    In order to proceed with the RPL process, please accept the quote and make payment, complete the documents, provide evidence and email or post to us.

    Your RPL application and evidence will then be assessed by one of our facilitators and you will be advised of the RPL outcome.

    Please note: no refunds will be given for the processing of RPL, regardless of competency decisions.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.