Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Skills Recognition was established for people to receive the qualifications they deserved based on their knowledge, skills and experience.

If you’re currently working in the building and construction industry and are thinking about obtaining a qualification- trust the process with a registered training organisation that specialises in building and construction.

BUILDERS ACADEMY AUSTRALIA – RPL SPECIALISTS IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Builders Academy Australia (BAA) was awarded 2018 Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year.

Based on the principle of “builders training builders”, BAA draws on its deep connections to Simonds Homes, one of Australia’s largest domestic home builders. With this close industry link, Simonds rich history and experience is reflected into the courses BAA delivers, ensuring graduates are ready for today’s competitive workforce.

Quite simply, we live and breathe building and construction. BAA do not deal with hundreds of qualifications across different industries. We specialise in building and construction.

You will not be putting your RPL process in the hands of third party suppliers or brokers. Your future is too important. Do it right and come directly to the source.

WHY TRUST BUILDERS ACADEMY?
Firstly, BAA will manage the whole process for you. No third parties or brokers, you will be dealing with the actual registered training organisation that is responsible for assessing, granting and issuing your qualification.
Builders Academy Australia can help you:

  • Choose the right qualification in Building and Construction that’s right for you
  • Achieve your goals of becoming qualified so you chase greater career opportunities
  • Use your skills and knowledge as evidence and assess if you’re eligible for government funding. It is more affordable than ever to become qualified
  • Complete your Recognition of Prior Learning from anywhere

ADVANTAGES OF RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

  • Saves you money and time
  • Opens up new career opportunities
  • Ensure you meet industry and licensing requirements
  • Means you don’t have to attend classes or repeat already acquired training
  • Is a quick and easy process for obtaining nationally recognised qualifications

BAA MAKE IT EASY- 4 EASY STEPS

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There is no need to learn what you already know. BAA consider the skills and knowledge you have gained over the years through work and life experiences.

Experience can be gained through formal and informal learning, in Australia or overseas, through work and through other activities.

We see the RPL process as a fact-finding process where we work with you to substantiate what you have already gained in the way of skills and knowledge and, from this, determine what you still need to know.

Subject to sufficient evidence being provided, you may qualify for credits towards a qualification. This will reduce the time it takes to get a qualification.

 

 

WHICH QUALIFICATION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
Learn how to plan, coordinate and complete a small to medium sized residential building project from start to finish.

If you’re currently working as or have responsibilities as a site supervisor, project manager, lead foreman, construction manager or a registered builder in the domestic building industry and can demonstrate a minimum of 3 years’ experience – you could be the perfect candidate for RPL for this qualification.

Examples of evidence we are looking for this qualification:

  • ID
  • Letters of reference from licensed tradesmen you have worked with
  • Resume
  • Videos or photos of your work
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Samples of your work, including sketches, plans, quotations, tender documents and invoices
  • Letter of Employment
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications
  • Current employment contracts
  • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications
  • Current employment contracts
  • Apprenticeship papers
  • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
  • Safe work method statements
  • Job cards
  • Contracts
  • Drawings and schematics
  • Safety manuals / Maintenance reports and service sheets

CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Learn the skills and knowledge required for the management, supervision and administration of residential, industrial and commercial building projects up to three stories.

If you’re currently working as or have responsibilities as a site supervisor, project manager, lead foreman or construction manager in the domestic or commercial building industry and you can demonstrate a minimum of 5 years’ experience- you could be the perfect candidate for RPL for this qualification.

Examples of evidence we are looking for this qualification:

  • ID
  • Letters of reference from licensed tradesmen you have worked with
  • Resume
  • Videos or photos of your work
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Samples of your work, including sketches, plans, quotations, tender documents and invoices
  • Letter of Employment
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications
  • Current employment contracts
  • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications
  • Current employment contracts
  • Apprenticeship papers
  • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
  • Safe work method statements
  • Job cards
  • Contracts
  • Drawings and schematics
  • Safety manuals / Maintenance reports and service sheets

EVIDENCE
At BAA, we want to ensure that your evidence matches the relevant qualification. We look for the following factors:

Authenticity – Your evidence should show that the work is your own. As for trade photos or videos, include photos of you performing the tasks.

Sufficient – Your evidence should sufficiently demonstrate that all aspects of competency for your sought-after qualification are satisfied.

Current – Your evidence should either be current or recent.

Valid – Your evidence should be valid for the qualification you are seeking. That means that it should be directly related to the field of competency that is being assessed.

GAP TRAINING
In the event that you are unable to provide satisfactory evidence to determine competency, don’t stress, we have helped many tradies just like you in similar situations.

You may be required to complete gap training, which we will coordinate. Gap training will usually be facilitated and assessed online via our e-learning platform.

FEES
Depending on your circumstances, you could be eligible for government funding.

In order to begin the process, you will only have to pay the application fee of $175.

This will grant you full access to our learning management system, so you can begin the RPL process.

You will only need to pay the rest of the fee once your application is complete and you require an assessor to go through it.

Qualification Application Fee Eligible for Victorian Skills First Funding Students Full Fee for Service Students
CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) $175 $0 $3000
CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) $175 $0 $4000

 

READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP WITH BAA AND GET QUALIFIED?
Recognition of prior learning at BAA provides a fantastic opportunity for skilled, experienced individuals in the building and construction industry to obtain nationally recognised qualifications.

If you believe you have the knowledge, skills and experience to get qualified, click the link below to get started!