WHAT IS A NATIONALLY RECOGNISED QUALIFICATION?
A Nationally Recognised Qualification is a qualification that has been issued in Australia by an RTO (Registered Training Organisation).
In the vocational education and training (VET) sector, qualifications are awarded when a person has satisfied all requirements of the units of competency or modules that comprise an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification, as specified by a nationally endorsed Training Package or an accredited course that provides training for that qualification.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A NATIONALLY RECOGNISED QUALIFICATION?
Once you have acquired a Nationally Recognised Qualification, it shows that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform well in your chosen field. It is also convenient to have within your resume when seeking new employment as it shows your potential employer that you can perform to a nationally recognised standard.
WHAT DOES COMPETENCY MEAN?
The consistent application of knowledge and skill to the standard of performance required in the workplace. It embodies the ability to transfer and apply skills and knowledge to new situations and environments.
WHAT IS AN RTO?
A state or territory registers an RTO and accrediting body to deliver training, conduct assessments, and issue Nationally Recognised Qualifications under the Australian Quality Training Framework. RTOs include TAFE colleges and institutes, adult and community education providers, private providers, community organisations, schools, higher education institutions, commercial and enterprise training providers, industry bodies and other organisations meeting the registration requirements.
IS KNOWLEDGEACCESS AN RTO?
Yes, KnowledgeAccess is a Registered Training Organisation, #40961. Full details of our registration are below
IS PRIOR INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE REQUIRED?
You must have experience in the industry which relates to your qualification. Also, as part of your body of evidence, you must have workplace-based proof about your relevant industry.
CAN I USE ANY OF MY CURRENT QUALIFICATIONS FOR RPL?
If you already have a Nationally Recognised Qualification or Statement of Attainment, there is the possibility that you could be eligible for a Credit Transfer. If some of the Units of Competency in your current NRQ or SOA are the same as the units in the qualification you are looking for, you are already deemed competent for those units.
WHAT METHOD DO I USE FOR SUPPLYING EVIDENCE?
There are a couple of ways to supply us with your evidence. You can email us, even in a series of emails, if need be, depending on the quantity you are providing, or you can Dropbox us, and we can work with you to set one up between us. Otherwise, you can put your evidence onto a USB stick/flash drive and post it to us, or you can mail hard copies, too, if need be. Please be aware that this will take a little longer as the appropriate documents need to be scanned into the system, and we will post the evidence back to you.