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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Australian Resident

Investment: $2,500
 

 Download RPL Policy and Procedure


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a concession that enables a hairdresser to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in Australia based on the skills they have acquired from practical experience in the workplace.

Eligibility requires the provision of a qualification from the hairdresser’s country of origin or any other proof of the skills, knowledge and time spent in the trade for which they are seeking skills recognition.

No gap training can be provided to RPL candidates


Currency and Evidence Requirements:

For a RPL candidate to be considered, the following requirements must be met:

English Requirements:

    1.        The candidate must have adequate English speaking, reading and listening skills to communicate effectively.

Currency:

    2.        Candidate must have worked in a hairdressing salon within the last two years.

 

Necessary Evidence:

  • Hairdressing Qualification and minimum of two years current experience as a qualified hairdresser
  • Two referees confirming current industry skills, one of which must come from a previous employer written on Letterhead stating Salon Name, Address and Phone Number.
  • Any other evidence to authenticate documents provided.

or

  • “Proof” that candidate has been currently hairdressing for a minimum of 5 years in a hairdressing salon

This “proof” must be in the form of:

  • Two referees confirming current industry skills and current experience; one of which must come from a previous employer written on Salon Letterhead stating Salon Name, address and phone number.
  • Proof of any hairdressing courses undertaken within the last two years.
  • Any other evidence to authenticate documents provided. 

and

All candidates are required to pass a practical skills and knowledge test once the necessary evidence has been authenticated. 

No gap training can be provided to RPL candidates