To get RPL for the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment means that you can demonstrate that you are competent in all areas of the course. This might seem a bit basic, but experience tells us that there are many people who either wish to shortcut the RPL process or who do not understand what RPL means in the context of the TAE Certificate IV.
The aim of this article is to introduce 5 questions that you can ask yourself to determine if you could think about attaining your Certificate IV in Training & Assessment entirely by RPL.
The first thing you might notice is that not one of those questions is related to the planning of training, the delivery of training or the assessment of training. These things are certainly important, and your competence in these things would need to be proven before awarding you the Certificate. But, they are not the only important things.
You see, to be competent enough to gain the qualification means that you really need to know some basic stuff that is fundamental to all qualifications.
There are few people who are able to meet this requirement. Those who can answer these 5 questions are without exception people who possess either extensive and current experience in all areas of designing, conducting, assessing and validating training, the earlier TAA40104 or TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, or a combination of both.
For the majority of people, this does not mean that RPL is a lost cause, but rather that they should approach the prospect of RPL with realistic expectations and limit their claim for RPL to those parts of the course that they can clearly identify their own recent and sufficient capabilities in.
Experience tells me that one of the easiest ways for people to work out where they could possibly gain RPL is to show them the “critical evidence requirements” of the whole course.
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