What is RPL Report and its requirement for Australia Immigration?

RPL Report and its requirement for Australia Immigration

Recognition of Prior Learning is the report which is written to the Australian Computer Society. RPL report is the migration skills assessment required from those people who do not have ICT qualifications.

The demand of ICT Professionals in Australia

Computer technology is the mainstay of the financial development of a nation. It results in renovating quality of life, innovative advancements and easy workflow in the organizations. Recent reports by the Australian computer society(ACS) reveal that by 2024, Australia requires more than 100,000 employees in the ICT fields. This means people in the ICT sector have a fair chance to migrate to this country and find better career opportunities.

As the country demands ICT professionals, it also expects them to have a certain skill set so that they can be an asset to the ICT industry. Hence, the ACS or Australian Computer Society conducts a skill assessment of every applicant who wants to migrate to Australia.

RPL is a skilled assessment of a person not having ICT qualifications. It is required by the Australian Computer Society that such an applicant possesses requisite skills before migration. The work experience and qualifications have to be shown. The ICT professionals must submit the ACS for Australian Skills Migration and thus ACS RPL Report form has to be submitted by the applications that do not have any tertiary ICT qualification.

RPL Skills Assessment Categories

There are two kinds of applicants that are required to submit an RPL report. Both types of applicants must nominate an occupation listed by ANZSCO.

Category 1: Applicant who has non-ICT Qualification with a minimum of 6 years of work experience in the ICT field for the occupation that they nominate.

Category 2: Candidate without tertiary qualification with a minimum of 8 years of work experience in the nominated occupation. The other 2 years of work experience need not be from the nominated ANZSCO code.

ACS RPL Report Format

RPL is a standard document for Australia Immigration. Australian Computer Society assigns the format of writing RPL reports. All applicants must ensure that they prepare the report as per the assigned format provided by the ACS. The Recognition of Prior Learning comprises of two sections-

Section 1: Key areas of knowledge
The keys areas of knowledge are divided into two categories:

Essential core ICT knowledge includes topics every ICT professional must possess:

  • ICT professional knowledge
  • ICT problem-solving skills

General ICT knowledge includes topics that provide information about the ICT industry:

  • Technology Resources
  • Technology Building
  • ICT Management

Section 2: The project Report Forms

Candidates have to submit 2 project reports in the RPL report. These project reports show how the candidate performed as an ICT professional in their job. In this report, applicants have to reflect on how they implemented the key area of knowledge in the field of ICT. The length of this report is only four or five pages only.

For the RPL report, applicants must have to submit one project report within the past three years and another within the past 5 years. In the project report, applicants must include the System Analysis and Design, Network topologies, Project management, ICT managerial activities, Programming paradigms about the related project which you submit within the past 3 and 5 years. Australian Computer Society provides all the necessary template and format of the project report and submitting format to the applicant.

Component of the project report

Project Summary includes

  • Identification
  • Duration
  • Resources
  • Personal involvement
  • Roles and Responsibilities

Business Opportunity or problem

  • Business opportunity in the project


  • Your preset to the solution of the project
  • Design and analysis solving method


  • Your role to implement the project
  • The overall success of the project
  • What you learn from the project

Some of the tips to write an ACS RPL report

Above we have discussed the RPL report and its requirements. You know about the format of the report and its components. But before we have to prepare the RPL Report, we must know how to enhance the quality of an RPL report. Here are some guidelines on how to make an RPL report standard in quality.


To prepare an RPL report you need a proper plan and strategy. If you think it to make within a day if you give full time, it does not fall into the strategic plan. To make the report you need time to research, to make the complete format of a report. Also, you need to understand the RPL assessment guidelines provided by the ACS. You must give the required time and attention to prepare it.

Understand about RPL and CDR documents- 

RPL and CDR are two different documents but applicants are confused between the two reports. They are confused, they mix their format. To understand the difference between CDR and RPL, CDR is prepared by Engineers and ACS is prepared by ICT professionals. Learn about RPL report qualification criteria for the skill assessment.

Correct ANZSCO Code- 

ANZSCO is the code which provides the complete list of occupation with job and responsibility. If the ANZSCO code is wrong then it leads to prepared incorrect RPL reports.

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