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Webinar/Online Course: Introduction to RPL

17th Jun 2021
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Online, Australia


Starting out as a VET practitioner can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to RPL.

New VET practitioners are invited to join experienced RPL researcher and course writer, Deb Carr for this in-depth, introduction to RPL.

Deb will cover the common pitfalls of RPL and ways to avoid them, as well as the basics of RPL in the Australian VET sector. Participants are encouraged to ask questions in advance so we can ensure you gain the most useful tips for your practice. Deb’s sessions focus on candidate experience and authentic assessment. 


Introductory (new to the topic)

These sessions are aimed at practitioners that have a broad theoretical knowledge and practical experience of training and assessment. They operate independently and seek guidance when necessary. 


This session is ideal for new VET teachers who have responsibility for RPL as part of the teaching responsibilities. 

Topics Covered

  • What is RPL? 
  • Common pitfalls 
  • Mapping for RPL 
  • Gaining employer buy-in 
  • Leverage the professional conversation
  • Q&A.


This webinar session will be held on Zoom. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  • How to avoid RPL confusion
  • RPL practice challenges and why candidates disappear
  • Mapping for RPL
  • Ways to encourage employer buy-in
  • The importance of the professional conversation. 


Deb Carr

Deb Carr has worked in the VET sector for over a decade, and has developed and registered two accredited courses with ASQA and conducted internal audits for ACPET (ITECA) members.

Deb has designed many RPL programs and tools including for Community Night Patrollers, Indigenous Rangers, ex-police in the United Arab Emirates and Indigenous Maintenance workers in remote NT.

She has also conducted post-graduate research on ‘The RPL Candidate – a neglected stakeholder’ which interviewed assessors with vast experience in RPL assessments and followed the journey of TAE RPL candidates, seeking an understanding of their challenges through the RPL process.

The VDC are proud to partner with IBSA Academy to enhance and assist in your Professional Learning journey.
The online course (below) developed by IBSA Academy is designed to supplement the learning you will receive at the VDC Webinar.

Understanding RPL and guiding candidates through it

This course will give you an overview of RPL (recognition of prior learning) assessment, and how to guide candidates throughout the process.

What you’ll learn:

  • What RPL (recognition of prior learning) is and how it works
  • The requirements for RPL, according to the Standards and the AQF
  • The benchmarks a candidate must meet, the kinds of evidence needed, and how RPL is assessed
  • How to assist candidates throughout the RPL process

To purchase this online course along with the VDC Webinar, select "Webinar & IBSA Online Course Registration" in the registration area (you will receive access to the online course on the day of the webinar).

IBSA Academy is an online hub designed to provide industry-leading Professional Development for RTO and VET practitioners. Built in a state-of-the-art eLearning platform, IBSA Academy is available anywhere, any time. Discover the true meaning of flexible learning by signing up for IBSA Academy today! 

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