ACWE Pty Ltd – RTO#40857 recognises participants acquire vocational skills from a variety of different sources outside of formal training. These skills are valid, irrespective of how they were acquired.
Intending participants who believe they have existing skills and knowledge included in ACWE Pty Ltd – RTO#40857 leadership program are invited to apply at the time of enrolment to have their expertise assessed and, where appropriate, could have their training time reduced.
Participants can make an application for RPL at any time during their leadership training program. An RPL application pack is available from ACWE’s Compliance Manager.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that assesses a student’s prior formal or informal learning against the competencies or learning outcomes of a course/unit to provide partial or competency for the nominated unit.
To assess RPL, sufficient evidence must be provided by the applicant to identify their current experience, qualifications, skills and knowledge against the requirements of a course.
To apply for RPL, students complete an application form and prepare relevant documentation in the form of a Portfolio of Evidence submitted for review by a qualified assessor.
The student is notified whether their application for RPL has been successful or whether further assessment is needed. If further assessment is required, the procedures and requirements are explained. If RPL is not granted the student receives feedback and the appeal process is explained.
A record of the RPL decision is signed by the assessor and the student and placed on the student’s file.
Applications for RPL are lodged with the student’s application for enrolment and the process is explained before a student’s enrolment is finalised. Due to the integrated nature of the course, RPL can only be granted for complete units of study.
The fee for RPL is determined at course enrolment.



To request Recognition of Prior Learning you will need to:

  • Collect and complete the Request for Recognition of Prior Learning application pack from either ACWE’s website or our administration office
  • Check your skills and knowledge for each unit of competency;
  • Collect the evidence to demonstrate competence. The evidence must be valid (as described in the unit of competency), sufficient (enough), current (up-to date) and authentic (your own work);
  • List the types of evidence being submitted for each unit of competency;
  • Submit your portfolio of evidence and the RPL application to the for assessment.
  • In circumstances where the assessor requires further evidence before granting RPL you may be provided with a challenge test.
  • The student will be provided with a written report on the outcomes of their application for RPL. The student will be requested to counter sign the report. This report will be filed in the student’s personal file.

Recognition of other qualifications

Any qualifications and/or statements of attainment issued by another Registered Training Organisations are fully recognised by ACWE Pty Ltd – RTO#40857. Where appropriate, these can be used to reduce a training program’s time being offered by ACWE Pty Ltd – RTO#40857. The is no fee for Credit Transfer.

Credit Transfer Policy

Credit Transfer is available to participants enrolling in any ACWE Pty Ltd – RTO#40857 course program.
Credit Transfer involves the awarding of credit towards a qualification, granted to participants based on the outcomes gained through participation in courses with another RTO.


Participants seeking Credit Transfer for the unit/s of competency and/or qualification are required to provide original certificates or certified copies to the course trainer, who will make note of the qualification. This process is typically observed where participants produce a prerequisite qualification for an ACWE Pty Ltd – RTO#40857 course they are wishing to undertake.

The Australasian Centre for Work Education Pty Ltd (ACWE Pty Ltd) – RTO# 40857 would like to pay our respects and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land, rivers, and sea. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders, past, present, and emerging, of all nations.


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