RPL - The Default Option

 RPL achievement is highly influenced by expectations. Most people, experiential learners, will lack the confidence to apply for RPL. Especially if doing so requires them to claim that they are exceptional, as most RTOs current system requires them to do.  The normal pathway is via the classroom. In this short video Brian Spencer makes the case for RPL to be the default option; something that is expected for all experienced workers. The video also shows an approach to clustering competency standards for holistic assessment.

RPL should not just be an option for those who think they are exceptional (the exception to the norm). It should be the default option, the norm. Students should have the option to opt-out rather than opt-in.