RPL assessment must meet the assessment evidence requirements of:
Validity The assessor is assured that the learner has all of the skills, knowledge and attributes as described in the unit of competency and associated assessment requirements. In some cases gap learning and/or assessment may be identified for minor areas where evidence is not available.
Sufficiency The assessor is assured that the quality, quantity and relevance of the assessment evidence enables a judgement to be made of a learner’s competency. The College will require evidence from a range of sources and will not regard resumes, job descriptions or third party references as sufficient evidence in isolation of other sources of evidence.
Authenticity The assessor is assured that the evidence presented for assessment is the learner’s own work. By lodging RPL evidence the applicant authorises the College to make unrestricted verification to test authenticity.
Currency The assessor is assured that the assessment evidence demonstrates current competency. This requires the assessment evidence to be from the present or the very recent past. The College applies a standard 4 year period, but this may vary (either way) based on the unit under consideration and the extent to which industry practice in that field has changed.