Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process of recognising that you may be competent in an area of study or subject (referred to as unit of competency), regardless of how, when or where the learning has occurred. You can apply for one or more units through the RPL process, including the entire qualification.

You may have developed your competence through the following avenues:


- Previous experience (workplace, volunteer work, general life experience)

- Skills and knowledge learned through an apprenticeship

- On the job learning

- Previous study (non-accredited, short courses, overseas courses)

- Working in the field

- A combination of the above


In order to receive RPL for one or more units in this qualification, you must be assessed by a qualified assessor who will use their professional judgment to determine your competency level against the unit criteria based on your existing skills, knowledge and evidence.

Speak to us about conducting a free preliminary self-assessment to see if you are eligible to enter a skills recognition program. [Book a call]

The Preliminary Self-Assessment Checklist will help determine whether RPL is suitable for each unit. The checklist includes a basic outline of each unit and asks you to rate your skill level. [Click here to request a self-assessment]

Techskill Academy will develop a gap assessment plan with you. This might include collecting evidence through:

- Video recordings or;

- On-site observation by the assessor

- Supporting documents

- Gap assessment activities

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Each student must have access to the following items to undertake and successfully complete the requirements of this RPL program:

Access to a computer or laptop

Access to a stable internet connection
(minimum 3mpbs upload and download speed – this can be checked by using

- Access to an email account

- Access to a phone

-Access to Microsoft Office Suite version 2013 or later.

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Each student must have access to the following items:

- Access to a computer or laptop

Access to a stable internet connection
(minimum 3mpbs upload and download speed – this can be checked by using

- Access to an email account

- Access to a phone

- Access to Microsoft Office Suite version 2013 or later

- Access to a recording device such as mobile phone/video recorder

- Some programs may require access to specific environments, people and resources. We will speak to you about that during the onboarding process.

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Absolutely! But what are you looking to achieve? There are many variables to growing a business. Most it revolves around education. Learning how to build a business is a learned skill, not a natural one. So yes, undergoing training and education will definitely help towards building a successful business. We are committed to helping small businesses grow, so contact us and see if you are eligible to claim a free 30-minute business analysis and mentor session from our CEO. [Contact us]

We guarantee that completing this program will add value to whatever you are trying to achieve!

And we guarantee that if you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll get the same results. That’s our guarantee. So, let’s have a conversation! [Book a call]

We understand that it’s not always possible to attend face-to-face classes which is why we run live webinars for our programs instead. Each learner will receive an email invitation to attend the webinars. During the webinar, learners will have the opportunity to interact with other learners and the trainer in real time.

The RPL process can reduce the amount of time spent on completing formal training and assessments if you already possess the required skills and knowledge.

The RPL process can allow you to have your skills and knowledge formalised by a nationally recognised certificate or statement of attainment. This is valuable in the workplace, as evidence of having attained a certain level of skill and knowledge, formally is professionally valuable.

The RPL process can identify any gaps in your skills and knowledge, and highlight any learning that needs to occur to meet the requirements of the job role or qualification.

The RPL process is a time efficient process for time poor RPL candidates.

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Each student must have an onboarding conversation with the assessor about their work history and their ability to access specific RPL evidence. After the onboarding call, the assessor will email the evidence list to the student. Once this has occurred, the student must adhere to the timelines below regarding evidence collection. 

In the first instance, each student is given up to 7 calendar days to gather and submit their RPL evidence once the evidence list has been sent. Please note, this timeframe can be negotiated with the assessor based on the student’s circumstances. The assessor has up to 20 business days to review the evidence and email the RPL outcome to the student. This is repeated for following submission rounds. 

RPL candidates are given three (3) opportunities to provide the required evidence for the units of competency within a qualification. If gaps are identified during the RPL process, we will discuss possible ways to address these gaps.

If you have any questions relating to evidence documents, you may opt to speak with an assessor prior to enrolment. [Contact us]

Yes. Each learner will receive access to the online learning portal where they will be able to access the learning materials and assessment activities for their respective program. Please note, hard copy books are available however fees do apply (see Student Handbook).

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Each learner will receive the following amount of time to successfully complete all assessment requirements in each full training program.


AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction24 months
BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety12 months
CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)18 months
CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)18 months
BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management12 months
BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety12 months
BSB50415 Diploma of Business Administration12 months
BSB51819 Diploma of Leadership and Management12 months

If the learner requires additional time, please see the extension options available in the Student Handbook.

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Yes, you can apply for an extension for both RPL programs and full training programs. Fees may apply. Refer to the Student Handbook for more details.

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Anytime during standard business hours between Monday and Friday, from 8.30am – 4.30pm (Queensland time zone). After-hours access may possible however this must be arranged with us directly. We fully support you throughout the duration of your program. You can call, email, and drop by anytime you want. We will always be available to talk to you, rest assured! [Enquire now]