Australia: An overview of 20 years of research into the recognition of prior learning (RPL)

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Abstract

Australia introduced recognition of prior learning (RPL) as part of a national training reform agenda that included the introduction of a competency-based vocational education and training (VET) system, a national qualification system and training packages. RPL is now a standard and requirement of any offering of accredited training that is embedded in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This chapter begins with a brief contextual overview of the history of RPL, framing policies, ongoing conceptual and definitional confusion, and the extent of implementation. The main part of... [+] Show more

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrior Learning International Research Centre Meeting
PublisherNIACE
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Cameron, R. (2011). Australia: An overview of 20 years of research into the recognition of prior learning (RPL). In Prior Learning International Research Centre Meeting NIACE.