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577 Recognition of Prior Learning indicator


A code indicating whether a unit of study is an RPL unit of study.


Version: 1.0
First year: 2012
Last year: 2012
Field name: RPL indicator
Element name: Recognition of Prior Learning indicator

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric)
Width: 1


0 Unit of study is NOT an RPL unit of study
1 Unit of study consists wholly of RPL
2 Unit of study has a component of RPL

Coding notes

The Recognition of prior learning code indicates whether the VET unit of study covered the provision of RPL.

Some providers create VET units of study that contain an element of RPL and ‘gap training’. These arrangements generally involve the student undergoing an RPL assessment before continuing on to complete the requirements of the unit through standard delivery of tuition and assessment. In such circumstances, providers should use code ‘2’.

Refer to the Reporting RPL guide and the Glossary definition of Recognition of prior learning for further details.

Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.

Input files

VET - Student:

  • VET Student Load Liability (VLL)
  • Revised Student Load Liability (VRL)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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