Skills Assessment

Skills assessments are issued by relevant skills assessing authorities. A skills assessing authority is an organisation that checks that your skills meet the standards they set to work in a relevant occupation.

The Skills Recognition Centre can help put you in contact with appropriate skills assessing authorities.  Contact us to find out more.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is about determining whether the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained in the past partially or completely qualify you for a qualification offered by a registered training organisation.

Benefits of RPL:

  • could save you money and study time
  • help with your career – promotion or career change
  • provide options for credit towards a qualification or degree.

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognises skills and knowledge irrespective of where you learnt those skills.  You do not have to attend formal training in order to get these skills recognised.  The qualification will be the same as any gained through study in Australia.

The typical RPL process, regardless of the registered training organisation, consists of the following stages:

  • identifying the evidence required
  • providing you advice about the process
  • providing sufficient information to help you prepare your evidence to meet the standard required for the RPL assessment process
  • assessing using appropriate evidence-gathering methods and tools 
  • recording the outcome and notifying you of it.

The Skills Recognition Centre can help you navigate the RPL process and put you in contact with appropriate registered training organisations in the Northern Territory who can assist you.  Contact us to find out more.