Recognition of prior learning

 

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF RECOGNITION?

This process is often more cost effective for learners and organisations and can occur in a shorter timeframe. It can also better accommodate the individual needs of learners and organisations and enable the use of workplace documents to satisfy the assessment requirements.

WHAT METHODS ARE USED FOR RECOGNITION?

The common evidentiary sources we use are:

  • Examination of workplace documents
  • Use of third party reports
  • Conduct of an interview
  • Use of assessment exercises where necessary

A KEY FUTURE DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR ORGANISATIONS

At ACFEC we recognise that whilst recognition or RPL assist learners to receive recognition for existing skills and experience it is also a cost effective opportunity for organisations to develop staff, identify skill gaps, conduct due diligence and meet compliance requirements.

WHAT IS OUR APPROACH TO RECOGNITION?

We use developed recognition processes which reduce the ambiguity of this process and clearly indicate what evidence is required to satisfy the requirements of the qualification. This enables the learner to easily identify what evidence they need and how they may collect it.

 
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Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.
— The Australian Quality Framework

HOW WE CONTEXTUALISE THE PROCESS TO YOUR ORGANISATION

We specialise in developing tailored recognition processes for our clients. This process involves the collaborative development of a customised recognition kit which specifically outlines:

  • Evidentiary requirements
  • The recognition process
  • Assessment processes
  • Interview process
  • Recognition timeframes
  • Awarding of qualification process

We utilise the ADDIE model of instructional design when completing this process where we analyse, design, develop, implement and evaluate our client requirements and develop this in a cost effective manner. These kits are designed by both instructional design and investigation and compliance practitioners. This is a key point of difference as the kits are designed to specifically meet your organisation’s needs, available evidentiary requirements and operational processes. The kits are also designed to accommodate your operational needs and priorities.

HOW CORPORATE RECOGNITION CAN ALSO BE A DUE DILIGENCE PROCESS

For ACFEC the RPL process is not only just about a learner achieving a qualification it is also about assisting the organisation to identify its staff skills, skill gaps and provide practical advice on  how these may be addressed.  ACFEC also maps previous non-recognised training against nationally endorsed units of competency and assists agencies in aligning internal training and induction programs with nationally recognised units of competency and qualifications.

As a leading Australian compliance and investigation training organisation we regularly work with our clients to strategically adopt a recognition process that supports corporate objectives, is efficient and cost effective.