Have the experience but not the piece of paper to get the job, lead the group or advance your career? Then here’s your answer! RPL with AISR for the qualifications:

What is RPL?

RPL is a form of assessment that acknowledges skills and knowledge gained through:

The main principle of RPL focuses on the outcomes rather than when or where the learning occurred. Evidence of competency is collected by the applicant and submitted to the nominated assessor and assessment is made based on the required industry standard within the relevant training package unit of competency.

RPL application procedures


AISR is committed to providing up to date and relevant RPL information to all students during enrolment and whilst enrolled. The RTO’s staff will provide support and guidance regarding RPL enquiries. All applicants for RPL will be provided with a copy of the relevant unit of competency and evidence requirements for the units being applied for.

Applicants who are able to provide satisfactory evidence that they have achieved the required unit of competency or competencies may progress through the course with an exemption for the RPL units. Costs will vary to qualification and required units to complete the formal process, the base fee commences at $600 for the Certificate III.

1 A person with experience, skills and/or qualifications seeks recognition   Recognition is sought for unit(s) of competency in the relevant Training Package(s)


Unit(s) relevant to the workplace and/or qualification(s) are identified and performance criteria and context for assessment required for each unit sought is identified


Provide help identify relevant unit(s) for current/future job role(s)

3 The candidate(s) experience, skills and/or qualification(s) are matched with performance criteria and related evidence guide and range statement   Evidence is gathered to meet assessment requirements with workplace and peer/ facilitator/mentor support.  Advice and documentation from others such as supervisor, team leader, training manager and workplace reports may also be useful

Units of competency demonstrated/evidenced are verified


Assessment methods may include:

  • Oral questioning
  • Demonstration and observation
  • Documentary evidence
  • Portfolio.
  • Third party reports


Evidence is judged on:

  • Sufficiency
  • Validity
  • Reliability
  • Currency
  • Authenticity

An assessor who meets assessor qualifications and content appropriate technical skills and knowledge (relevant to the unit(s)/industry package beingassessed) conducts the assessment



Partial or full recognition of evidence and award of Statements of Attainment(s) or AQF qualification by The RTO


Partial recognition requires further evidence or training.  A statement of attainment is awarded for demonstration of unit(s) of competency.  An AQF qualification is issued when all units in a course are achieved (on approval by the relevant assessor) that quality assessment policies and procedures have been adhered to

What to do now

Select your campus location. Contact your campus or email AISR and we will happily answer all your questions and supply application information. Get started, Get Qualified!

Real Life Stories

Raoul - Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

Raoul was a Dive Instructor and realised he needed a formal qualification not only for immigration purposes but to advance his career from physically demanding work to a more facility based management position. After his application and assessment of his diving licences, other certificates and experiences Raoul completed 1 additional unit and had his Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation qualification within a week.

John - Certificate III in Sport Coaching

John was a martial arts instructor who realised he  needed more than just the association statement (instructor) as the industry has changed dramatically John understood he needed a get a national qualification to make his club fully compliant with national teaching standards, for legal, insurance and importantly respect! After consultation, application and assessment of his licences, other certificates and experiences John only needed to do 2 units and was awarded a Certificate III in Sport Coaching.