Student Information

Students enrolled within the Conservation Skills Centre need to understand their conditions of enrolment, rights and responsibilities.Student Information

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Records Maintenance
  • Fees
  • Refunds Policy
  • Student Rights, Responsibilities & Appeals
  • Provider’s Rights & Responsibilities
  • Plagiarism and Cheating PolicyThe Student Information Resource provides Students with the following information:
  • Grievance & Complaints procedure
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Recognition of qualifications policy
  • Recognition of qualifications procedure
  • Code of Practice
  • Issuance of Qualifications
  • Support Services
  • Record Keeping
  • Quality Control

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Recognition of Prior Learning

What is RPL?

RPL is a form of assessment that acknowledges skills and knowledge gained through:

  • Formal training conducted by industry or education
  • Work experience
  • Life experience

The main principle of RPL focuses on the outcomes rather than when or where the learning occurred. Evidence of competency is collected by the applicant and submitted to the nominated assessor and assessment is made based on the required industry standard within the relevant training package unit of competency.

CSC is committed to providing up to date and relevant RPL information to all students during enrolment and whilst enrolled. CSC staff will provide support and guidance regarding RPL enquiries. All applicants for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be provided with a copy of the relevant unit of competency and evidence requirements for the units being applied for .

Applicants who are able to provide satisfactory evidence that they have achieved the required unit of competency or competencies may progress through the course with an exemption for the RPL units.

RPL Application Procedures

  • Students must first fill in an RPL application form and return to CSC reception with the required RPL Fee
  • On receipt of a completed RPL application form CSC Administration will issue a receipt for the RPL fee and provide the student with an RPL Evidence Guide related to the Units of Competency or Qualification sought by the RPL Applicant.
  • Training Staff will monitor the student’s progress in order to provide ongoing advice or assistance in the collection of competency evidence.
  • Once a student has completed the collection of their competency evidence they will submit the RPL evidence to CSC administration for assessment.
  • Should insufficient evidence be provided further guidance may be provided by training staff or a scheduled assessment event may be negotiated where observation of the competency in a number of contexts may be conducted?
  • All competency decisions shall be recorded with assessment advice and or statements of attainment or qualifications being issued as soon as practicable.