Recognition of Prior Learning

1.Will McKkr’s issue my client’s qualification?

McKkr’s is not a Registered Training Organisation. We have partnered with various
recognized RTOs who review the portfolios submitted by McKkr’s on behalf of the
applicant. The RTO will issue the accredited Qualification on applicant meeting all
the required criteria.

2.How long will the Assessment take?

The RPL Assessment may generally take 2-4 weeks if the applicant provides all the
evidence on time and in full as required and no further evidence is needed.

3.Can my client get Credit Transfer for RPL based on his existing qualifications?

If your client has formal qualifications that are recognized, he could be eligible for
Credit Transfer. Units of Competency from other qualifications can be used to
complete RPL, provided that the qualifications and/or units of competency can be
mapped to the current qualification. For the remaining units that cannot be considered
for RPL, McKkr’s can arrange completion of units through online training.

4.What does "Portfolio of Evidence" include?

Assessment for RPL will be based on the evidence to support the competencies held.
The Assessor requires a Portfolio of evidence that can include, but not limited to,
resume, copies of certificates and qualifications, licences, position descriptions held,
samples of work, photos and videos of work undertaken, task sheets / job sheets, log
books, training records, professional memberships, awards, performance appraisals
and more. Assessors will ask for specific evidence requirements for each Unit of
Competency with advice on the sufficiency, currency and validity of the evidence.

5.Should the copies of evidence be certified?

If we have any doubts about the authenticity of documentation or evidence submitted,
a Statutory Declaration signed by a JP will be asked for.

6. How much evidence is needed to apply for RPL?

Instead of focusing on quantity of evidence, ensure the quality of the evidence
demonstrates that your client is competent against the criteria for the unit of
competency.

7.What is involved in the assessment process?

During the assessment process, your client will be required to:

  • Answer questions about his work experience, skills and knowledge
  • Demonstrate his skills and knowledge by completing practical tasks or
    showing the assessor how he would complete a task, and
  • Provide supporting evidence such as a resume, job description, and reports
    from employers/supervisors etc.

The evidence must confirm that he has shown competence over a period of time and
can work under different conditions

8. Which is better in order to get a qualification, studying the course or applying for RPL?

RPL is a quicker alternative to get a qualification. In some cases, your client may still
need to study but only those few units where you are not competent. It is more
convenient and cheaper to get a qualification through RPL than by studying the
course. Most important benefit is that your client can continue working and does not
have to take time off from work.