You can support your staff to do recognised training so they get a qualification. You can help them get their current skills recognised through Recognition of Prior Learning.
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Recognition of Prior Learning
Your employees might have valuable skills that you don’t know about – skills that can be formally recognised to speed up their training and save money, and be put to use to help your business.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process to assess existing levels of knowledge and skills including:
- previous job training
- courses completed (including those overseas)
- skills and experience gained in the community and during everyday life.
Properly assessed employees can then be put into the right stage of learning and training, without repeating training they’ve already done – better for you, better for them.
RPL is carried out by training providers.
Speak to your chosen training provider about RPL assessments and their process.
For more information see Recognition of Prior Learning.
Recognition of overseas skills and qualifications
If you have employees who gained skills, training or qualifications overseas there is help available to get overseas qualifications assessed.
Visit Immigration SA for more information.
Learner Support Services
If you have employees with significant barriers to completing training, they may be eligible to access Learner Support Services (LSS).
LSS provide students with individualised support and can assist with:
- living, learning and transition issues
- improving study skills
- accessing supports available in the community.
The service also assists employers by working through issues that would otherwise impact the wellbeing of the individual, their productivity and effectiveness on the job.
Employers can refer their employees, including apprentices and trainees, to LSS by contacting the training provider they are enrolled with.
Employing an apprentice or trainee?
A LSS referral can be made at any time during the training contract period and up to three months post training.
The LSS case manager will work closely with support service providers that learner may already be accessing to reduce the risk of any duplication and ensure the support is seamless. This includes working closely with supports and services offered to apprentices, trainees and their employers such as the Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprenticeships and Australian Apprenticeship Support Network.
For more information, contact the Skills and Employment Infoline on
1800 506 266.