Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a way of turning your existing skills, knowledge and experience into a formal qualification. RPL is a form of assessment that acknowledges your skills and knowledge gained from:

  • Previous training and education
  • Current and past work experience (paid or voluntary, traineeships), and
  • Life experience.


Regardless of how you obtained them, the RPL process takes into account all the skills, knowledge and experience that you have relevant to the target qualification. Through the assessment process you may be able to gain the full qualification or, if you have gaps in your knowledge and skills base, parts of a qualification which you can then complete with additional training.

Why RPL?

  • You can attain a formal nationally recognised qualification in a shorter period of time and at a significantly lower cost.
  • Your career and education options may be expanded through formal recognition.
  • You do not have to repeat learning that you already have 'under your belt'.
  • You can finally 'get that piece of paper' that validates your skills.
Ladder of Success

How to apply for RPL

Step 1: Register your interest and collect your evidence

Register your interest with ATI-Mirage and gather all the documentation about your skills and experience that will assist the assessor in deciding if you can gain RPL for specific units or a full qualification.

The documentation you gather may include, but is not limited to:

  • Results of any previous assessments
  • Details of in-house or onsite courses or training programs
  • Your resume
  • Current and past position/job descriptions
  • Workplace documents (further details will be provided)
  • Samples of documents that you have produced.

Our Assessor will work with you during the RPL process to determine exactly what evidence is required.

Step 2: RPL Interview

The RPL interview provides you the opportunity to have a professional conversation with your assessor about the qualification and/or choice of units.

Step 3: Your assessor will review your claim

An assessor will review your skills and knowledge based on the evidence you have provided and match them to units within a qualification. You will also have the opportunity to discuss your previous experience with the assessor.

Step 4: You will be notified of outcome

After the assessment of your prior learning, your assessor will advise you about the skills and knowledge that have been recognised and whether this is sufficient for ATI-Mirage to award the full qualification.

If you do have any skill gaps, the assessor will discuss with you how these may be addressed through flexible training options to complete the qualification.

For further information on RPL and registering for RPL please email or call 9218 9059.


"ATI-Mirage is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Provider Code 1918) and as such we implement a set of principles which provides an established set of nationally recognised standards and conditions."


Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Standards

These standards reflect the needs and expectations of the owners, employees and customers of training organisations and current best practice as agreed characteristics of quality training organisations.

Quality standards are linked to those key management and service delivery processes that are most likely to determine the quality of outcomes for training organisations.

Regular audits have been conducted by independent auditors to ensure the companies standards are maintained at the levels set by the Training Accreditation Council of Western Australia (TAC).

ATI-Mirage fully complies with the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF), and holds existing accreditation as an RTO until 30 June 2019.


For more information on our qualifications, simply call 08 9218 9059 or email

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