Frequently Asked Questions

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process of recognising that you may be competent in an area of study or subject (referred to as unit of competency), regardless of how, when or where the learning has occurred. You can apply for one or more units through the RPL process, including the entire qualification.

You may have developed your competence through the following avenues:


- Previous experience (workplace, volunteer work, general life experience)

- Skills and knowledge learned through an apprenticeship

- On the job learning

- Previous study (non-accredited, short courses, overseas courses)

- Working in the field

- A combination of the above


In order to receive RPL for one or more units in this qualification, you must be assessed by a qualified assessor who will use their professional judgment to determine your competency level against the unit criteria based on your existing skills, knowledge and evidence.

Speak to us about conducting a free preliminary self-assessment to see if you are eligible to enter a skills recognition program.

The Preliminary Self-Assessment Checklist will help determine whether RPL is suitable for each unit. The checklist includes a basic outline of each unit and asks you to rate your skill level. 

Techskill Academy will develop a gap assessment plan with you.
This will identify ways you can complete your qualifications through providing additional evidence or other assessment activities such as:
- Video recordings or;
- On-site observation by the assessor
- Supporting documents
- Gap assessment activities

Each student must have access to the following items to undertake and successfully complete the requirements of this RPL program:

- Access to a computer or laptop

- Access to a stable internet connection
(minimum 3mpbs upload and download speed – this can be checked by using speedtest.net)

- Access to an email account

- Access to a phone

-Access to Microsoft Office Suite version 2013 or later.

Each student must have access to the following items:

- Access to a computer or laptop

Access to a stable internet connection
(minimum 3mpbs upload and download speed – this can be checked by using speedtest.net)

- Access to an email account

- Access to a phone

- Access to Microsoft Office Suite version 2013 or later

- Access to a recording device such as mobile phone/video recorder

- Some programs may require access to specific environments, people and resources. We will speak to you about that during the onboarding process.

Absolutely! We believe that successful business owners are always learning new skills and knowledge as they grow. From leadership, business, people and project management, our programs provide the essential skills and knowledge to help you start and grow your businesses. We are committed to helping small businesses grow, so contact us and see if you are eligible to claim a free 30-minute business analysis and mentor session from our CEO.

We're confident that every student who puts in the effort and commitment to their studies will gain new skills and knowledge. If you're unhappy at any stage, we encourage you to get in touch and let us know your concerns so we can assist you. Let's have a conversation - call 1300 089 979 or email admin@techskill.com.au

The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process can save you time from completing formal training and assessments if you already possess the required skills and knowledge.
The RPL process can allow you to have your skills and knowledge formalised by a nationally recognised certificate or statement of attainment. This is valuable in the workplace, as evidence of having attained a certain level of skill and knowledge. This can then be used for licencing, registration and to boost your resume.
The RPL process can identify any gaps in your skills and knowledge, and highlight any learning that needs to occur to meet the requirements of the job role or qualification.
You can get qualified sooner, as the RPL process recognises the hard work you've already put into your career.

- First you have a chat with the assessor about your work history and previous study

- After your call, you'll be given a list of evidence to collect and return to the assessor

- Your evidence will be reviewed within 28 days.

- If further evidence is required, we'll let you know and you have three resubmission opportunities.

- If you have any questions on the evidence you need, your assessor will be able to assist.

Click here to visit our RPL page for more information 

Yes. Each learner will have access to the online learning portal where they will be able to access the learning materials and assessment activities for their respective program. Hard copy textbooks are available. Additional fees apply.

The course duration listed below is for full time studies. Flexible and part time study options are available.

AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction 24 months
BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety 12 months
CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) 18 months
CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) 18 months
BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management 12 months
BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety 12 months
BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management 12 months
BSB50120 Diploma of Business (Operations) 12 months
FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping 18 months
BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resource Management 12 months
If the learner requires additional time, please see the extension options available in the Student Handbook. Click here to view all our courses.

Yes, you can apply for an extension for both RPL programs and full training programs. Fees may apply. Refer to the Student Handbook for more details.

We are committed to supporting you throughout the duration of your program. You can call us on 1300 089 979 or email admin@techskill.com.au anytime. Our standard business hours are between Monday and Friday, from 8.30am – 4.30pm (Queensland time zone). After-hours access is possible however this must be arranged with us directly to ensure our trainers or assessors are available.