Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process aimed at confirming and recognising the
competencies a candidate has obtained outside the formal education and training
environment. These competencies may have been gained through informal or nonformal
training or through life or work experience.
The purpose of this policy is to provide advice to training providers and individuals seeking Trade Skills Recognition under the Vocational Education and Training Act 1996 (VET Act) for all Class A qualifications and for those Class B qualifications with a condition that the qualification can only be obtained by fulfilling the obligations of an apprentice under a training contract.