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How to Conduct Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Purchase for $85.00 (AUD) incl. GST

Look at the real challenges that happen when conducting an RPL assessment

Most TAFE teachers, trainers and assessors working for an RTO learnt about RPL during their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. But doing RPL for real is often very different to learning about on a TAE training course. This deep dive webinar looks at the real challenges that happen when conducting an RPL assessment. It will look at simple and practical methods to overcome those challenges.


Webinar details

Date: Friday 30 August 2024

Time: 12.00pm AEST (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Investment: $85.00 inc GST.

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  • TAFE teachers
  • Trainers and assessors working for an RTO
  • Enterprise trainers, industry trainers, workplace trainers
  • VET practitioners who need to conduct an RPL assessment but have never done it before
  • VET practitioners who have conducted RPL assessments but were confronted with challenges


Topics Covered

  • VET regulatory requirements relating to RPL
  • Common assessment methods for RPL
  • Applying the principles of assessment
  • Applying the rules of evidence
  • A typical RPL process
  • Challenges that may arise when conducting RPL assessments, and methods to overcome those challenges
  • Range of emotions experienced by RPL candidate


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will have an understanding of:

  • Identify what makes RPL assessment different
  • Apply the principles of assessment when conducting RPL assessments
  • Apply the rules of evidence when conducting RPL assessments
  • Identify and overcome challenges during the RPL process
  • Identify and manage the emotions of an RPL candidate



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Alan Maguire

Alan Maguire has had extensive experience in the vocational education and training (VET) sector, working for major corporations, TAFE institutes and industry associations. He has represented the work skills and training needs of industry and employers on a range of committees and working groups, including Victorian ITABs, Course Accreditation Committees, Course Re-accreditation Committees, and Industry Reference Committee. 

Alan has performed various roles including trainer, instructional designer, project manager, quality manager, RTO auditor, program manager, RTO manager, and VET adviser. After a career spanning more than 35 years, he has turned his attention to informing and educating the next generation of VET practitioners, including the frequent publication of articles on LinkedIn about Australia’s VET system and the TAE Training Package. 


A Statement of Attendance is issued on completion of live event activities.

Note the video recording of the live event will be available to all participants within 7 days after the event, for limited viewing of 30 days.



  • Plan and Design Assessment
    • Plan and prepare to conduct assessment
    • Determine the focus of the assessment tool
    • Clarify role and responsibilities in the assessment process
    • Design the assessment tool
    • Develop the assessment instruments
    • Develop the assessment tool



The following statements are received when the course is completed:

VDC - Certificate of Attendance
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