Recognition of Prior Learning

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 TAE50216 Diploma of Training Design and Development 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.


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.

Six-Month Payment Plans

You will receive one (1) invoice. Payments can only be made by EFT or direct deposit. Payments are to be made 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 are to be made monthly.

If you wish to commence a payment plan, please indicate your requirement for length of plan (six (6) or twelve (12) months) 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:

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 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 Busy At Work and approach them directly on:

Busy at Work – Phone 13 28 79 or email

If you are successful in securing funding, then please follow the guidelines below.  If unsuccessful, please don’t hesitate to ask us about our Payment Plans options which may be of assistance.  Please note Payment Plans are not available in conjunction with funding from Busy at Work.

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

Busy At Work
  • Apply for funding through Busy at Work. If confirmed eligible then contact MRWED to be sent a specific Application Form for your situation (please note enrolments cannot be submitted through the standard “Enrol Now” page if you are seeking funding)
  • After your application for enrolment has been submitted, you will receive two documents from MRWED; A Learning Journey and a MRWED Course Acceptance Letter. After reading and signing this document please forward the following to:
    1. Course Acceptance Letter to MRWED Training and Assessment
    2. Learning Journey to 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.

Please note:

  • Co-contribution and Busy At Work invoices both need to be paid before the participant is enrolled with MRWED
  • 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 will result in loss of your funding and delays to your enrolment and or commencement of training.
  • 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 TAE50216?

The enrolment period is 24 months from the date of enrolment. Please note that due to a recent update to the TAE training package, we will not be able to accept any assessment submissions after the 1st of November 2024.

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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