If you have a wide range of experience as a tradie and want to get licensed, your licensing body may require you to complete a nationally recognised VET qualification through a registered training organisation. For many experienced tradies with on the job experience, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be a faster option to achieve a nationally recognised qualification without the need of leaving your work. RPL focuses on assessing workplace evidence collected and skills demonstrated to achieve a qualification so you can apply for your trade’s license.
Get your RPL Qualification in 4 Easy Steps!
You need to have current and valid industry experience in order to qualify for an RPL program. It’s important to complete an initial skills assessment to determine whether an RPL program is right for you. As a rule of thumb depending on the type of work you hav completed, if you have more than 2 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.
Upon the successful completion of an RPL program through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), the RTO will award you with a nationally recognised qualification.
We have compiled information pages to help you understand how to attain your licence. Becoming a licensed tradesperson is an essential part of building your reputation and assuring your clients that you are up to the job. One of the first steps in getting your licence is proving you have the relevant skills. Getting a nationally recognised qualification through an RTO is a great way to do that.
Where do you want to be licensed?
The exact requirements to get a licence is based on what state or territory in Australia you want to work in and which trade you are looking to get licensed for.
RPL & Skills Recognition
Turn your experience or overseas qualification into a nationally recognised qualification. Fill in any knowledge gaps with our easy & fast RPL Process. Once your skills are certified by a Qualify Me! partner provider, your career will fly.
Can I Apply?
The RPL and trade skills recognition programs are available to tradesmen with local experience or have completed partial studies in Australia. In some cases these programs can also help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.