The aim of this project is to develop skills recognition tools against the current CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, to assist in identifying and recognising existing skills of the workforce across the sector.

The toolkit will provide information and resources to support eligible workers in the aged care and disability support sectors to develop RPL applications and portfolios of evidence. Participating Registered Training Organisations (RTO) will be supported with professional development opportunities and the provision of tools for assessors to assist them to conduct high quality, nationally consistent RPL determinations.

The HSSO will work with VET and Human Services Subject Matter Experts to develop the RPL toolkit which will include:

  • Candidate RPL Guide
  • Employer Evidence Guide
    • Assessment Guide for Assessors including:
    • high-level assessment plan for each unit of competency;
    • Mapping documentation for assessment evidence and questions against the qualification requirements of relevant units;
    • Professional Development in RPL Application.


The pilot program has commenced in South Australia with 22 Assessors from five (5) RTOs from the private and public sectors.  The next RPL assessor training will be Victoria and New South Wales in October 2022.

The initial assessors who participated in the piloting of the HSSO RPL Assessors training in September, will commence providing RPL assessments to participating aged care and disability organisations during October 2022.

Next Steps

The HSSO RPL Project will commence rolling out across all other States and Territories in October 2022.

The HSSO is seeking Employers across all states and territories who wish to have their employees participate in having their skills and knowledge gained from their work recognised in the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification.

If you are an interested Aged Care or Disability Employer, please click on the link below to register to be involved.


The HSSO is seeking RTOs (both public and private) to participate in the HSSO RPL Project through conducting RPL assessments for CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support within the aged care and disability sectors.

If you are an interested RTO please click on the link below to register to be involved.


Project overview

Project Status
In Progress
August 2021 - June 2023
  • National

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