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Evidence for RPL

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Evidence for RPL is information that provides proof of competency. The term ‘evidence’ applies to anything you produce to verify your skills, knowledge and experience and must be matched to the elements and performance criteria of a unit of competence. The purpose of evidence is to show your RPL assessor that you already have the skills and knowledge to meet competency requirements and industry standards.

If you have a prior Qualification or a Statement of Attainment issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework from any state or territory, you will automatically receive exemptions for those units of competency upon presentation of a verified transcript, award or statement of attainment.

There are four broad approaches that your assessor can take in gathering evidence. These are:

  1. Real work/real time activities, including direct observation and third party reports
  2. Structured activities, including simulation, demonstration and activity sheets
  3. Questioning, including oral and written questions
  4. Portfolios that include collections of evidence you compile

Your assessor will choose from these approaches to develop an assessment method that best suits your situation.

Evidence can take many forms, including things such as:

  • Resume, Curriculum Vitae
  • Job/Position Description
  • Certificates/Qualifications
  • Statements of Attainment
  • Units of competence
  • Memos you have drafted
  • Letters you have drafted
  • Pro-formas / forms you use
  • Fax messages
  • Procedures/Policy
  • Organisational Chart (with names)
  • Reports you have drafted
  • Schedules
  • Diary entries
  • Email correspondence
  • Copy of daily ‘To do list’
  • References from supervisor/peers
  • Letters of support/appreciation
  • Completed job cards
  • Drawings/plans you have created
  • Spreadsheets
  • Performance appraisals/review
  • Training Diary
  • References from previous employers
  • Workplace awards, prizes, certificates
  • Witness testimony or third party reports
  • Statements from supervisors/peers
  • Witness testimonies
  • Role plays
  • Budgets/costing sheets etc samples
  • Simulation of a work activity a portfolio of workplace documents, for example policies and procedures that you work with
  • Photographs or videos of your work
  • Brochures/Flyers you have produced
  • Promotional material
  • Handouts/samples
  • Kits/induction tools
  • Feedback sheets/ surveys
  • Checklists
  • Outline of the organisation that you work for
  • Letter/s of validation
  • Samples of work
  • Review of logbooks
  • Team projects (outlining your roles)
  • Notation’s made on documents
  • Minutes of meetings (that involve you doing an action with a result) and agendas
  • Bookkeeping/other financial records you
  • Department documents
  • Standards used
  • Booking sheets
  • Workplace evidence
  • Confidential documents / privacy
  • Scripts
  • Records
  • Team meeting notes
  • Training needs analysis/goals/session
  • Plan
  • Evaluation forms
  • Forums/meetings/conferences/seminars you have helped organise
  • Assessment tools you may have used
  • Skype Conversation