Skills Recognition

Got skills and experience working with Children? Then get the recognition!

You may have broad skills, life and work experience, informal learning or incomplete formal learning that you may be able to gain credit for towards a qualification in Early Childhood and School Age Education and Care. If you are a current or prospective learner, you can apply to have your skills recognised, and you may be able to complete your qualification in less time. This can be done via direct Credit Transfer, Recognition of Current Competency, or Recognition of Prior Learning.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is the recognition of specified learning previously undertaken where equivalent units of competence have been successfully completed. Gowrie Victoria recognises only formal documentation such as official certificates of completion (testamurs), record of results and/or statement of attainments. All documents must be either in their original form or a certified copy of the original document.

Recognition of Current Competency

Recognition of Current Competency is the assessment of a learner’s current capacity to perform. It applies if a student has previously completed the requirements of a Unit of Competency and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency is being maintained. This is particularly relevant where there is a requirement for an occupational license or ticket in order to practice in the skills area, e.g first aid.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process that assesses whether the skills and knowledge you already have count towards recognised qualifications. This may be relevant if you have:

  • work experience in the children’s services sector (paid or unpaid)
  • community work experience
  • gained prior formal training, skills and knowledge  
  • other relevant life experience.

To support your RPL application, you will need to provide evidence such as work appraisals, job descriptions, photos and work sample, relevant formal qualifications, resume and references, evidence of participation in professional learning sessions, eyewitness testimonies.

If you are unsure whether your prior learning is relevant and you would like to discuss your experience with a Training Consultants, please contact us by phone or email.

Phone: 1300 4 GOWRIE

Email: training@gowrievictoria.org.au