What is the problem?
Often RPL candidates experience difficulties throughout the RPL process.
Studies show candidates experience the process as highly confusing and improved support is needed. In fact, in Australia, many potential RPL candidates are dissuaded from enrolling in the first instance, being advised, 'Just do the course, it's easier and quicker', or many simply quit the effort with feelings of frustration and disempowerment.
My research seeks to identify the difficulties experienced and understand ways in which candidates are successfully empowered throughout.I am conducting research into the lived experience of RPL candidates as part of my Masters study at CDU. I seek willing volunteers who are currently enrolled in RPL (VET). For research validity it is important volunteer selection is independent of the training institution. The attached 'Participant Information Sheet' has passed ethics review and informs the volunteer of expected commitment, their rights and includes a consent page.
I am happy to walk you through the attached document.
Australia. Download the participant information sheet.