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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

What is an RPL?

RPL is the acknowledgment of skills and knowledge obtained through learning achieved outside the formal education and training system and includes work and life experience including paid and volunteer work.

RPL recognises any prior knowledge and experience and measures it against the qualification in which participants are enrolled. The individual may not need to complete all of a training program if he or she already possesses some of the competencies taught in the program.

The Qualification

 The submissions will be assessed against the qualification requirements for CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) at Master Builders Association of WA reflects the role of building professionals who apply knowledge of structural principles, risk, and financial management, estimating, preparing, and administering building and construction contracts, selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality and managing construction work in building projects including residential and commercial with the following limitations:

  • Residential construction limited to National Construction Code Class 1 and 10 buildings to a maximum of 3 storeys.
  • Commercial construction limited to National Construction Code Class 2 to 9 buildings, Type C and B construction.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Builder
  • General Foreperson
  • Building Inspector

Why should I apply for RPL?

  • Reduce or eliminate the need for any training in skills and knowledge you already have
  • Save time by not needing to attend any or a reduced number of classes and completing unnecessary work         
  • Save money because you will not have to buy textbooks and other learning material
  • Complete your qualification in a shorter time
  • Advance to a higher-level qualification in a shorter time if desired

Evidence Required for an RPL?

  • CV / Resume
  • Qualifications / Statements of Attainment and other certification certificates
  • Trade Certifications
  • Safety Management plans, risk assessments, quality plans
  • Toolbox talk minutes
  • Site plans; Plans drawn by you, estimates, schedules you have compiled and implemented
  • Contracts, tenders, policies for sustainability
  • Other – any evidence not listed above that you feel will support your application

The RPL Process

  • Step 1: Self–Evaluation
  • Step 2: Provide information on your skills and experience
  • Step 3: Third-Party Evidence
  • Step 4: Interview with Assessor
  • Step 5: Outcomes/Results

Contact Us to Discuss

Please email, call (08) 9476 9800 or fill in your details to request the Diploma RPL Information Pack.