Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that matches the skills and knowledge gained through work, study and life experience against the training that is covered in the Community Pharmacy qualifications or individual units from these qualifications.

As we move through life we gain skills and knowledge in many different ways. Skills can be developed by attending short courses, study or training undertaken on the job. Skills and knowledge can also be gained through work in the pharmacy, another business or voluntary work we undertake in the community.

We don’t want you to have to undertake training in areas in which you’re already proficient.  So before you start training with us, consider the benefits of RPL to you and your employer.

Learner benefits

  • Recognition of currents skills
  • Qualification achieved in less time
  • Less workload

Employer benefits

  • Less time in training
  • Motivated staff learning new skills
  • Identification of skill or knowledge gaps

Guild Training has developed a new RPL process which allows the learner to determine the skills and knowledge they already have, match this to the training they are required to complete and gather evidence to demonstrate their skills.

The evidence provided by the learner is then assessed by a qualified Guild trainer. Guild trainers have current industry experience which ensures that learners are assessed against industry standards.


RPL was great, it has saved me months of study and means I will get my qualification sooner

I completed my Certificate III in less than six months due to RPL

I RPL’d through the retail units and completed the product and health units, which is what I needed

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is a nationally Registered Training Organisation (RTO 0452)

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Page last updated on: 23 April 2018