AQF policy about the use of RPL

This policy, named  Recognition of Prior Learning: An Explanation and was developed by the AQF in November 2012 in response to the January 2013 AQF policy.

Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI)

Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) is part of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship main site. This site will help you find out how to get an assessment of occupational qualifications, skills or experience that you have gained overseas. You can also find state-specific licensing and registration requirements to practise your occupation in Australia.

Centre for Excellence in Rail Training (CERT)

CERT is an RTO which provides “responsive, flexible and innovative training, assessment, RPL and RCC, recertification services to the Australian Rail Industry”

Licence recognition

This COAG National Licensing System for Specified Occupations site provides information about mutual recognition for occupational licences in Australia. Arrangements are in place to make it easier for licensed tradespeople, and authorities that issue licences, to know what licence a worker is entitled to when applying for a licence in another jurisdiction. This site allows you to look up a licence entitlement in another state or territory, based on your currently-held licence.

The National Skills Standards Council

The NSSC commenced operations on 1 July 2011 as a committee of the Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (SCOTESE). As one of several Standing Councils that report to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), SCOTESE is the successor of the Ministerial Council for Tertiary Education and Employment. New Standards for Training Packages were endorsed by the Standing Council on Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (SCOTESE) on 16 November 2012

Transition Timeline:  The Standards for Training Packages replace the Training Package Development Handbook (TPDH), which includes the previous Training Package Development and Endorsement Process. A transition period has been designed to minimise the impact on the VET system and enable effective implementation:

•          From now until 31 December 2013, the NSSC will accept Training Package Cases for Endorsement from ISCs that meet the new Standards for Training Packages or that meet the Training Package Development Handbook.

•          From 1 January 2014, the NSSC will only accept Training Package Cases for Endorsement where the proposed components meet the new Standards for Training Packages.

•          By 31 December 2015, all Training Packages will meet the new Standards for Training Packages.”

The site above takes you to the list of all National training packages for rail. It lists those that are now superseded, with links to mapping and compten3eces for current packages

Visas, Immigration and Refugees, Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) 

Australian Qualifications Framework

One of the key objectives of the Australian Qualifications Framework Advisory Board is to facilitate pathways to formal qualifications.

National Rail Safety Regulator

The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) is an independent body corporate established under the Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) Act 2012. The primary objectives of the ONRSR are to encourage and enforce safe operations and to promote and improve national rail safety.

Qualifications recognition

Australian Education International (AEI), through the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR), provides official information and advice on the comparability of overseas qualifications with Australian qualifications.

Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition NSW contains information about the benefits of recognising skills and prior learning. The site contains a self-evaluation tool which helps you consider your skills, match them to possible qualifications and find a registered training organisation to assess you.

Trades Recognition Australia

A skills assessment service for migration purposes.

Australian Flexible Learning Framework

The Australian Flexible Learning Framework (AFLF) site has useful information that may assist applicants putting together an evidence portfolio. An e-portfolio is a learner-driven collection of digital objects demonstrating experiences, achievements and evidence of learning. E-portfolios provide learners with a structured way of recording their learning experiences and work history.

Visas, Immigration and Refugees, Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI)