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


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Author: Cameron, Roslyn


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

Subjects: Pathways; Research; Policy; Vocational education and training; Higher education

Keywords: Recognition of prior learning; Literature review; History; Accreditation of prior learning

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Leicester, England: NIACE, 2011

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Pages: pp. 14-43

Conference number: 1st

Date: 2009

Place: Kamloops, British Columbia

Related items: TD/TNC 105.476

ISBN: 9781862014602 (print); 9781862014985 (ePub); 9781862014992 (AER); 9781862015005 (online)

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 105.477

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