RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Skills Recognition was established for people to receive the qualifications they have already earned based on their knowledge, skills and experience.

If you’re currently working in the building and construction industry and are thinking about obtaining a qualification- trust the process with a registered training organisation that specialises in building and construction.

CWBTS – RPL SPECIALISTS IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Based on the principle of “builders training builders”, CWBTS draws on its deep connections to Simonds Homes, one of Australia’s largest domestic home builders. With this close industry link, Simonds rich history and experience is reflected into the courses CWBTS delivers, ensuring graduates are ready for today’s competitive workforce.

Quite simply, we live and breathe building and construction. CWBTS do not deal with hundreds of qualifications across different industries. We specialise in building and construction.

You will not be putting your RPL process in the hands of third-party suppliers or brokers. Your future is too important. Do it right and come directly to the source.

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WHY CWBTS?

CWBTS will manage the whole process for you. No third parties or brokers, you will be dealing with the actual registered training organisation that is responsible for assessing, granting and issuing your qualification.

CWBTS can help you:

  • Choose the right qualification in Building and Construction that’s right for you
  • Achieve your goals of becoming qualified so you chase greater career opportunities
  • Use your skills and knowledge as evidence and assess if you’re eligible for government funding. It is more affordable than ever to become qualified
  • Complete your Recognition of Prior Learning from anywhere

ADVANTAGES OF RPL

  • Saves you money and time
  • Opens up new career opportunities
  • Ensures you meet industry and licensing requirements
  • Means you don’t have to attend classes or repeat already acquired training
  • Is a quick and easy process for obtaining nationally recognised qualifications

CWBTS MAKE IT EASY

There is no need to learn what you already know. CWBTS consider the skills and knowledge you have gained over the years through work and life experiences.

Experience can be gained through formal and informal learning, in Australia or overseas, through work and through other activities.

We see the RPL process as a fact-finding process where we work with you to substantiate what you have already gained in the way of skills and knowledge and, from this, determine what you still need to know.

Subject to sufficient evidence being provided, you may qualify for credits towards a qualification. This will reduce the time it takes to get a qualification.

WHICH QUALIFICATION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

Get qualified and recognised to undertake projects in new residential housing construction, maintenance, repair and renovations from start to finish.

If you’re currently working as a labourer in domestic construction or renovations with a minimum of 4 years’ experience – you could be the perfect candidate for RPL for this qualification.

Examples of evidence we are looking for this qualification:

  • ID
  • Resume
  • Videos or photos of your work
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Samples of your work, including sketches, plans, quotations, tender documents and invoices
  • Letters of Employment
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications
  • Current employment contracts
    • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications
    • Current employment contracts
    • Apprenticeship papers
    • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
    • Safe work method statements
    • Job cards
    • Contracts
    • Drawings and schematics
    • Safety manuals / Maintenance reports and service sheets

CPC30318 Certificate III in Concreting

Get qualified and recognised in a range of skills including the use and maintenance of concreting equipment, tools and reinforcement materials and formwork in a high demand qualification.

If you’re currently working as a labourer on large and small concrete projects with a minimum of 3 years’ experience – you could be the perfect candidate for RPL for this qualification.

Examples of evidence we are looking for this qualification:

  • ID
  • Resume
  • Videos or photos of your work
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Samples of your work, including sketches, plans, quotations, tender documents and invoices
  • Letters of Employment
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications
  • Current employment contracts
    • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications
    • Current employment contracts
    • Apprenticeship papers
    • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
    • Safe work method statements
    • Job cards
    • Contracts
    • Drawings and schematics
    • Safety manuals / Maintenance reports and service sheets

CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork / Falsework

Get your qualification for your industry experience in a range of skills that can include Jump and slip formwork; timber external stairs as well as curtain walling and bulkheads and partitions.

If you’re currently working in formwork on domestic or commercial projects and have a minimum of 4 years’ experience – you could be the perfect candidate for RPL for this qualification.

Examples of evidence we are looking for this qualification:

  • ID
  • Resume
  • Videos or photos of your work
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Samples of your work, including sketches, plans, quotations, tender documents and invoices
  • Letters of Employment
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications
  • Current employment contracts
    • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications
    • Current employment contracts
    • Apprenticeship papers
    • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
    • Safe work method statements
    • Job cards
    • Contracts
    • Drawings and schematics
    • Safety manuals / Maintenance reports and service sheets

RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

This equipment-centric qualification covers a range of plant operations skills including hand and power tools, levelling and excavations, along with the specific civil construction equipment competencies.

If you’re currently working in civil construction, have a minimum of 3 years of experience and are looking to take an important career step – you could be the perfect candidate to RPL this qualification.

Examples of evidence we are looking for this qualification:

  • ID
  • Resume
  • Videos or photos of your work
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Samples of your work, including sketches, plans, quotations, tender documents and invoices
  • Letters of Employment
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications
  • Current employment contracts
    • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications
    • Current employment contracts
    • Apprenticeship papers
    • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
    • Safe work method statements
    • Job cards
    • Contracts
    • Drawings and schematics
    • Safety manuals / Maintenance reports and service sheets

RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction

This qualification covers a broad range of industry specific including site maintenance and traffic control, as well as excavation, earthworks and underground services.

If you’re currently working in civil construction, have a minimum of 3 years of experience and are looking to take an important career step – you could be the perfect candidate to RPL this qualification.

Examples of evidence we are looking for this qualification:

  • ID
  • Resume
  • Videos or photos of your work
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Samples of your work, including sketches, plans, quotations, tender documents and invoices
  • Letters of Employment
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications
  • Current employment contracts
    • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications
    • Current employment contracts
    • Apprenticeship papers
    • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
    • Safe work method statements
    • Job cards
    • Contracts
    • Drawings and schematics
    • Safety manuals / Maintenance reports and service sheets

RII40715 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

Specifically designed for experienced civil workers looking to advance to the next stage of their career. This qualification is for working Foremen, Site Supervisors and Team Leaders that require recognition in their current role.

If you’re currently working as a Supervisor or Foreman on large civil construction projects and have a have a minimum of 5 years of experience – you could be the perfect candidate to RPL this qualification.

Examples of evidence we are looking for this qualification:

  • ID
  • Resume
  • Videos or photos of your work
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Samples of your work, including sketches, plans, quotations, tender documents and invoices
  • Letters of Employment
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications
  • Current employment contracts
    • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications
    • Current employment contracts
    • Apprenticeship papers
    • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
    • Safe work method statements
    • Job cards
    • Contracts
    • Drawings and schematics
    • Safety manuals / Maintenance reports and service sheets

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Specifically designed for experienced civil workers looking to advance to the next stage of their career. This qualification is for working Foremen, Site Supervisors and Team Leaders that require recognition in their current role.

If you’re currently working as a Supervisor or Foreman on large civil construction projects and have a have a minimum of 5 years of experience – you could be the perfect candidate to RPL this qualification.

Examples of evidence we are looking for this qualification:

  • ID
  • Resume
  • Videos or photos of your work
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Samples of your work, including sketches, plans, quotations, tender documents and invoices
  • Letters of Employment
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications
  • Current employment contracts
    • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications
    • Current employment contracts
    • Apprenticeship papers
    • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
    • Safe work method statements
    • Job cards
    • Contracts
    • Drawings and schematics
    • Safety manuals / Maintenance reports and service sheets

CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Learn the skills and knowledge required for the management, supervision and administration of residential, industrial and commercial building projects up to three stories.

If you’re currently working as or have responsibilities as a site supervisor, project manager, lead foreman or construction manager in the domestic or commercial building industry and you can demonstrate a minimum of 5 years’ experience- you could be the perfect candidate for RPL for this qualification.

Examples of evidence we are looking for this qualification:

  • ID
  • Resume
  • Videos or photos of your work
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
  • Samples of your work, including sketches, plans, quotations, tender documents and invoices
  • Letters of Employment
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications
  • Current employment contracts
    • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications
    • Current employment contracts
    • Apprenticeship papers
    • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
    • Safe work method statements
    • Job cards
    • Contracts
    • Drawings and schematics
    • Safety manuals / Maintenance reports and service sheets

EVIDENCE

At CWBTS, we want to ensure that your evidence matches the relevant qualification. We look for the following factors:

Authenticity – Your evidence should show that the work is your own. As for trade photos or videos, include photos of you performing the tasks.

Sufficient – Your evidence should sufficiently demonstrate that all aspects of competency for your sought-after qualification are satisfied.

Current – Your evidence should either be current or recent.

Valid – Your evidence should be valid for the qualification you are seeking. That means that it should be directly related to the field of competency that is being assessed.

Gap Training – In the event that you are unable to provide satisfactory evidence to determine competency, don’t stress, we have helped many tradies just like you in similar situations. You may be required to complete gap training, which we will coordinate. Gap training will usually be facilitated and assessed online via our e-learning platform.

FEES

Depending on your circumstances, you could be eligible for government funding.

In order to begin the process, you will only have to pay the application fee of $175.

This will grant you full access to our learning management system, so you can begin the RPL process.

You will only need to pay the rest of the fee once your application is complete and you require an assessor to go through it.

QUALIFICATION

APPLICATION FEE

FEE-FOR-SERVICE STUDENTS

CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

$175

$3,000

CPC30313 Certificate III in Concreting

$175

$2,000

CPC31511 Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework

$175

$2,500

RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

$175

$2,500

RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction

$175

$2,500

RII40715 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

$175

$3,000

CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

$175

$3,000

CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

$175

$4,000

READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP WITH CWBTS AND GET QUALIFIED?

Recognition of prior learning at CWBTS provides a fantastic opportunity for skilled, experienced individuals in the building and construction industry to obtain nationally recognised qualifications.

If you believe you have the knowledge, skills and experience to get qualified, click the link below to get started!