- RPL is the formal acknowledgement of a person's competencies; regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred (eg, formal or information training and education, work and/or life experience). It is an integral component of the vocational education and training system in Australia and is also referred to by a number of other terms, such as recognition of current competencies. See also Skills Recognition and Mutual Recognition.
- Registered Training Organisation (RTO) means a training organisation registered in accordance with the National Qualification Framework, within a defined scope of registration. Only a Registered Training Organisation can issue qualifications or statements of attainment that are recognised by the National Qualifications Framework. Registered Training Organisation differ from Accredited Training Organisation in that RTOs are limited to delivering accredited qualifications and courses, whereas ATOs can deliver National Qualifications and develop and accredit their own qualifications (ie self accrediting).
- Provides a context for the unit of competency, describing essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment, depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts. As applicable, the meanings of key terms used in the performance criteria will also be explained in the range statement.
- Reasonable adjustment is the process of adjusting or changing the assessment process to meet the needs and characteristics of the candidate/s being assessed, and taking into account any equity requirements. The determination of 'reasonableness' requires judgement that must take into account the impact on the organisation and the need to maintain the integrity of the unit of competency.
- Reasonably practicable means that the requirements of the law vary with the degree of risk in a particular activity or environment which must be balanced against the time, trouble and cost of taking measures to control the risk. It allows the duty holder to choose the most efficient means for controlling a particular risk from the range of feasible possibilities preferably in accordance with the 'hierarchy of control'
Source: NOHSC website.
- The reflector style of learner is often a person more introverted in nature; preferring to think, observe and review things in their own mind before acting. They need time to plan, and to consider their options - to think things through. They are generally thorough and methodical, and they can assimilate information easily. Not one to step up into the limelight or take too many risks, the reflector can be cautious about committing to things and unwilling to act if they feel personally unprepared - surprises are not their favourite thing.
Risk Control Action Plan
- A documented action plan developed through consultation with parties in the workplace or learning environment. It identifies the hazards, prioritises the risks and details the control measures to be taken. Actions to be taken are clearly explained, and timeframes allocated.
- A term generally used in relation to OHS, this is the process of analysing the probability and consequences of injury or illness arising from exposure to identified hazards.