Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the formal recognition that your current knowledge and skills meet the requirements of a given unit of competency, for example CPPDSM4003A Appraise Property. It does not matter how you achieved your current level of knowledge and competence – formal training, on-the-job training, self study, work experience, life experience.

What does matter is that you are able to provide evidence that your knowledge and competence meet the requirements of a particular unit of competency (competency standard). When you have provided this evidence and it has been accepted as proving your knowledge and skill in a particular area, you will be given credit for a specific competency without having to engage in further study.

Agents will normally have to complete modules in:-

  • Trust accounting
  • Property management or sales - depending on experience
  • Auctioneering
  • Business/finance

How Do I Apply

  1. Contact the Victorian Real Estate College to talk with a qualified assessor who will outline the RPL process to you. This is a good time to ask any questions that you may have about the RPL process and to seek clarification where it may be needed.
  2. Refer to information on qualifications required for each course including description of units. Refer to units of competency for which RPL is being sought - tick units.
  3. Produce an RPL evidence kit for each unit of competency for which RPL is being sought. Include evidence such as work experience, life experience and education/training academic transcripts. Please supply reason for seeking RPL for each module.
  4. Complete and submit your application form with the supporting documentary evidence.

*Please be aware the College may contact you to answer questions to support your application for RPL in specific units of competency.

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