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What does being ‘competent’ mean?
To be ‘competent’ is to possess the skills, knowledge and aptitude that you need to be able to complete a particular task. To achieve a Statement of Attainment or a Certificate of Completion for an MPAQ Training course you must be deemed 'competent'.
What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is how you get acknowledged for the skills and knowledge you already have when you enrol in a course, whether that comes from study you’ve done before, or from your life experience.
To get RPL for part of an MPAQ course, you’ll need to show that your experience or past study matches up with the performance criteria for the units of competency you want to RPL, so you’ll need to supply evidence to support your claims of competence.
What is Nationally Recognised Training?
Nationally recognised training is developed through the vocational education and training (VET) sector. It provides skills and knowledge to prepare people for work. Nationally recognised training includes Training packages and Accredited courses.
What is the difference between an Accredited vs. Non-Accredited course?
An accredited course has been assessed by ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) as compliant with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Accreditation is formal confirmation that the course:
- is nationally recognised
- meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
- provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
- meets national quality assurance requirements
- is aligned appropriately to the AQF where it leads to a qualification.
Each VET accredited course is allocated a national code and is listed on the national register, training.gov.au.
Upon successful completion of an accredited course, students will receive a Statement of Attainment.
Non-accredited courses are not nationally recognised and do not require completion of a competency based assessment.
Non-accredited courses are designed to develop skills and knowledge without the need for a formal qualification. Upon successful completion of a non-accredited course, students receive a Certificate of Completion which can be used as evidence for ongoing professional development.
If you have any further questions, please contact the MPAQ Training Department on 07 3273 0800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.