Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available to all MRWED students who can demonstrate that they already possess current skills and knowledge relevant to the qualification. Making an RPL application requires the students to complete an enrolment form and then provide evidence substantiating their claim for competency. 

After reviewing the submitted evidence, a MRWED assessor will contact the participant with advice about whether or not the evidence satisfies the assessment requirements for each of the Units of Competency included in that qualification. If the provided evidence is sufficient, authentic, current and valid then the applicant will not be required to undertake any further training or assessment prior to issuance.  

The Diploma of Training Design and Development can be paired with the Diploma of Vocational Education and Training to create a Dual Diploma option, which will enable graduates to create a more well-rounded set of VET skills.

PRICE: $2000.00 Subject to student eligibility

Applicants for the TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training will schedule a time to discuss their RPL application with a member of the MRWED Learner Success Team prior to commencing their enrolment. During this RPL meeting we will discuss evidence requirements, previous experience, and the type of evidence the applicant is likely to produce.

To view the evidence requirements and enrol into TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training via RPL, download the RPL kit here.

Pricing

Payment Plans

Fixed fees, no interest or charges ever.

Payment plans are only offered to students who pay their own tuition fees. Payment plans are not available if a student is accessing funding.

Three-Month Payment Plan

You will receive three (3) invoices, payable at 7 days, 30 days and 90 days. There is no charge for this service. Payments can be made via EFT, direct deposit, credit card online, debit card online or PayPal.

Six-Month Payment Plans

You will receive one (1) invoice. Payments can only be made by EFT or direct deposit. Payments may be made weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

Twelve-Month Payment Plans

Only available for fees over $1,000. You will receive one (1) invoice. Payments can only be made by EFT or direct deposit. Payments may be made weekly, fortnightly or monthly.


If you wish to commence a payment plan, please indicate your requirements (number of months and preference for payment frequency) via email when returning your Course Acceptance Letter.

Students are encouraged to request a payment plan at the time of application. However, these can be entered into at a later date should circumstances change.

Any queries regarding payment plans should be addressed to: mrwed.accounts@mrwed.edu.au

Certificates and/or Statements of Attainment will not be issued prior to full payment of all tuition, establishment, and administration fees.

All Standard Terms and Conditions of MRWED Training and Assessment will apply. (See Participant Information Handbook for more details).

Funding options

MRWED Training and Assessment have partnered with VERTO Limited and Busy at Work for students who are eligible for assistance with funding.

Before applying to study at MRWED Training and Assessment, Students wishing to apply for assistance with funding must meet the criteria with one of these organisations and approach them directly on:

VERTO Limited – Phone 1300 483 786 or email info@verto.org.au
Busy at Work – Phone 13 28 79 or email busy@busyatwork.com.au

If you are successful in securing funding, then please follow the guidelines below.  If unsuccessful, please refer to our section on Payment Plans which may be of assistance.  

Payment plans are not available in conjunction with funding from VERTO Limited or Busy at Work.

VERTO Limited

Apply for funding through VERTO. If confirmed eligible then begin the MRWED application process. Please notify MRWED that you are receiving VERTO funding.

After your application for enrolment has been submitted, you will receive the following two documents from MRWED:

  1. Your Learning Journey
  2. Course Acceptance Letter


After reading and signing these documents please forward them to the following:

  1. MRWED Training and Assessment at clientservices@mrwed.edu.au
  2. Your Case Worker at VERTO Limited and 
  3. VERTO Finance finance@verto.org.au.

You will receive an invoice from VERTO Finance for your 50% co-contribution.  Please ensure this is paid quickly to avoid delays in your enrolment.

If the above process isn’t followed it may result in delays to your enrolment and or Training. 

Co-Contribution Invoice must be paid before the process will progress.

If you are receiving funding through VERTO you are unable to utilise Payment Plans through MRWED

Please do not fill in the organisational details on the Course Acceptance letter with your workplace details, this is where VERTO need to put their company details.

If your workplace has agreed to pay your co-contribution invoice, please discuss this with VERTO.

Busy At Work

Apply for funding through Busy at Work. If confirmed eligible then begin the MRWED application process. Please notify MRWED that you are receiving Busy at Work funding.

After your application for enrolment has been submitted, you will receive the following two documents from MRWED:

  1. Your Learning Journey
  2. Course Acceptance Letter

After reading and signing these documents please forward them to the following: 

  1. MRWED Training and Assessment at clientservices@mrwed.edu.au and 
  2. your Case Worker at Busy at Work. 

You will receive an invoice from Busy at Work for your 50% co-contribution. Please ensure this is paid quickly to avoid delays in your enrolment.

BUSY At Work do not need to sign the Organisational Details on the back of the MRWED Course Acceptance Letter. 

If the above process isn’t followed it may result in delays to your enrolment and or Training. 

Co-Contribution Invoice must be paid before the process will progress.

If you are receiving funding through BUSY At Work you are unable to utilise Payment Plans through MRWED.

If your workplace has agreed to pay your co-contribution invoice, please discuss this with BUSY At Work.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to complete my TAE50116

You will have up to 12 months to complete all your study and assessment requirements.

MRWED does not mandate a specific way of submitting your evidence and we recommend that you do not map your evidence to the Units of Competency. However, we do prefer that you organise your evidence into folders for the Unit of Competency to which they most logically apply. If you do this, please do NOT submit the same evidence into multiple folders. Your MRWED assessor will look at each individual item you submit and automatically check for its relevance to all Units of Competency.

The assessor will take an integrated and holistic approach to assessment and is looking for:

  • Evidence of the specific evidence requirements for each unit of competency.
  • Evidence of valid, current products that align to the units of competency, the performance criteria and assessment requirements, which can be authenticated as the work of the candidate.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of training and assessment theory and the demonstrated ability to apply it to real-world situations.
  • Evidence of the application of required skills and key competencies.

From the date MRWED receives your portfolio of evidence and RPL Submission Cover Sheet you can expect an assessor to contact you within 10 business days.

Evidence needs to be provided in a range of ways to ensure that it is valid, authentic, current and sufficient. Because of these reasons, evidence typically needs to be provided in both documented and observed (by either the assessor or other qualified third parties) forms and included in your submission. This is why RPL cannot be granted from a phone conversation alone.

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