What is RPL?

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning. Assessment will be based on your knowledge, skills and experience.

What are the benefits of RPL?

Doing a RPL will enable you to get a building and construction qualification in a much shorter time while you keep focusing on your day-to-day work and many other benefits which includes but not limited to:

  • No need to attend classes
  • Keep working and earn money
  • Get a qualification and test your knowledge and experience
  • Better work opportunity
  • Takes you shorter time than doing a class-based studying
  • Meet building and construction licence requirement
Skills Eligibility check
  • RPL Application
  • Resume
  • Credit transfer if available

Provide evidence using our RPL tool


  • Evidence & Documents review
  • Site visits
Gap Training

RTO advice if further training or assessment needed


  • Interview and questions
  • Assessment using different methods

Get your Qualification if deemed competent


Credit Transfer

Where the student has already attained a unit of competence, this can be applied to their current enrolment meaning that they will not have to do that unit again. This is referred to as Credit Transfer.

Students are required to notify DLI Training at enrolment of the intention to apply for Credit Transfer and submit certified transcripts and/or statements of attainment as evidence.

Only units that are equivalent in content is considered for Credit Transfer.

Gap Training and Assessment

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written questioning
  • Oral questioning
  • Practical demonstration
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Research
  • Assignments
  • Projects

Assessment may occur in the classroom under supervision, at home or in the workplace. It may have time limitations or be flexible in terms of submission. These will vary depending on the specific course requirements.

It is the general policy of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) that a student must achieve a 100% result in each assessment.

The trainer will usually work with students to ensure that they understand the learnings of the unit and where possible the assessments.

RPL for Building and construction Courses 


This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders and managers of small to medium-sized building businesses. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory.

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of builders, including selecting contractors, overseeing the work and its quality, and liaising with  clients. The builder may also be the appropriately licensed person with responsibility under the relevant building licensing authority in the State or Territory.

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