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Recognition Application

Skills Recognition

Train4Life recognises that knowledge, skills and competencies can be gained in a variety of ways, through formal education as well as training, workplace experience or general life experience. Train4Life encourages all students to apply for skills recognition.

What is Recognition?

Skills Recognition is the process through which students can gain entry to, or credit in, nationally recognised qualification courses based on competencies gained through formal, non-formal and informal learning. The two most common methods for gaining skills recognition are:

  • Credit Transfer (CT)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer or CT assesses the units of competency and/or qualifications a person already holds against the course or qualification the person is enrolled in. These units MUST be a close match, and no older than five years old for CT to be applied.

Recognition of Prior Learning or RPL is the process of recognising a person’s skills and knowledge which they have acquired through previous training, education, work and/or general life experience.

The evidence the applicant provides must be authentic (something they have prepared, produced or has been written about them by a relevant third party), and must be sufficient to demonstrate competence against the unit/s of competence. The applicant must also be able to demonstrate that this evidence is still current and relevant.

What is Recognition?

Train4life uses a 4-step application process for recognition, they are:


Each student who enrols in a course with Train4Life is required to undertake an interview with a trainer/assessor to discuss recognition options. At the interview you will be asked to provide the following:

  • an up-to-date resume
  • your current job description/volunteers description
  • copies of qualifications
  • copy of Working with Vulnerable People Card


Each student must collect evidence against each unit of competency for the qualification they are undertaking. Depending on the unit, you may be required to collect as little as 1 or 2 pieces of evidence or as many as 4 or 5. The good news is you may be able to use a piece of evidence for many units. Evidence must be current and able to be validated.


You will be asked to provide an answer or tell a story, to a series of questions.

Third party Report

As each unit of competency has several skills that require demonstration, Train4Life uses a third party document to collect evidence of skills used within a workplace environment.

Students must attend all classes and undertake all assessment work until the recognition application process is fully completed by Train4Life.

Train4Life is an innovative training organisation dedicated to supplying relevant and valuable industry training. Our trainers have current and significant industry experience, including cross sector knowledge and multi sector skills. Our administration systems support and enhance employer & departmental system requirements. Train4Life is happy to answer any questions you may have.

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