Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Students studying full-time courses may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in specific units of competency depending on their previous experience. More information is available in the RPL Handbook and the Industry qualifications student policies.
For those with significant experience Tocal College offers skills recognition services based on national qualifications in:
- Conservation & Land Management
- Production Horticulture
- Biosecurity Emergency Response
Who is it for?
The RPL process is for people who are already working in industry and do not have a qualification reflecting what they do.
Why get involved?
By participating in the RPL process you can:
- have your industry-based skills and knowledge recognised
- improve the way you carry out your role
- identify opportunities for professional development and training
- obtain a nationally recognised qualification based on your current industry role
- be part of a community of professional practice
- increase your career opportunities
- raise your profile as a skilled worker or manager and
- improve your self-confidence.
What does it cost?
The RPL process is available by workplace interview, and also by desktop audit (where the candidate compiles their own material for assessment for each unit of competency). This program does not attract a GST.
Please see the fee schedule for more information.
The time needed to complete a RPL case can range from three to eight months, depending on the skills and experience of the individual.
Our track record
We have interviewed RPL cases throughout Australia since 1996. We have graduated more than 600 students by RPL and have worked with groups, organisations and individuals as diverse as:
- individual farmers in dairying, beef, horticulture, cropping enterprises
- bush regenerators and traditional land custodians
- CMA facilitators
- NRM specialists
- Australian Institute of Science and Technology
- Animal Health Australia
- Cotton Australia
- Local Land Services
- weeds officers and vertebrate pest officers
- Livestock, Health and Pest Authority (LHPA) rangers
For more information
To obtain full details on the RPL process you can download the relevant handbook below or contact us to have one mailed to you.
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RPL case managers
CB Alexander Agricultural College, Tocal
PATERSON NSW 2421
Phone: 02 4939 8981
Tocal College, Yanco Campus
YANCO NSW 2703
Phone: 02 6951 2696
- RPL handbook
- Industry qualifications student policies
- Diploma in Agriculture
- Diploma in Conservation and Land Management
- Advanced Diploma in Agribusiness Management
- Pathway to a degree
Initially I thought the task too daunting and the evidence too elusive for me to produce. The help, encouragement and advice offered was most beneficial!
By using the handbook and other printed material, I was able to provide everything that was necessary, which resulted in a very relaxed and smooth-running interview.
I appreciate the availability of the RPL process, as it allows us to gain qualifications which otherwise we would not have the opportunity to do.