|Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)|
|Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)|
What is Recognition of Current Competence (RCC)?
RCC is an assessment process for recognising the skills and knowledge you may have already gained through previous study or by doing your job. RCC looks at what you currently know and can do. Once you have successfully completed the RCC process you will gain a national qualification.
You must produce evidence to show you are over 25 years and have worked in the industry for at least 7 years to be able to apply for RCC.
How much does it cost?
RCC costs vary depending on the qualification. To start the process you will need to pay a $500 deposit and pay the remainder within 6 months. Payment options are also available. You will receive your national qualification once fees are paid in full. Please note these fees donít include travel arrangements either by yourself to visit your assessor, or for your assessor to visit you to conduct a site visit. You will need to pay these costs on top of those shown in the Candidate Information Pack.
Why should I gain a national qualification through RCC?
The skills and knowledge you have already gained in your jobs will help you achieve a national qualification. You will be recognised as having achieved the performance standards set by industry and you will learn more about your job through the assessment process.
How difficult or easy is it?
RCC is not always the easiest option. You will need to collect evidence to show you meet the industry standards which can be time consuming.
JITO and your assessor will support you through this process and itís important to have people to help you in the workplace and perhaps at home.
It will usually take between 3-6 months for you to collect your evidence, present it and be assessed
What evidence do I need to show?
You will need to put together a portfolio of evidence to show you have met the standards in the national qualification. Your portfolio may include:
We can provide assessment material for certain qualifications and it might be easier for you to simply complete these rather than build a portfolio of evidence Ė ask your assessor for advice.
- certificates of related courses
other standards achieved
verification of your knowledge and skills by people you have worked with
workplace documents such as working drawings, job specifications, safety checks, etc
real projects or work you have completed.
Your assessor will also ask you about what you have done, some questions about your work and perhaps get you to carry out some practical tasks if appropriate.
How do I get started?
If you have any questions about what we are asking you to do, or want to discuss possible payment options, we will be happy to help.
- Contact JITO on 04 385 8814 and ask us to send you a Candidate Information Pack, which covers everything you need to know about the RCC process.
- Discuss it with your family, manager, supervisor and your JITO Area Training Advisor.
Fill out the Self Assessment and Training Agreement included in the Candidate Information Pack.
If you think youíve got the required knowledge and skills send the:
to The Joinery ITO, Level 7, 186 Willis Street, Po Box 11435, WELLINGTON 6142
- Training Agreement (with a photocopy of your passport, birth certificate or driving license)
Self Assessment (make a copy for yourself and keep it)
Cheque for $500 and completed Payment Option Form for the remainder of the fees.
- Once we have received your completed Self Assessment, Training Agreement and cheque, we will send you a letter confirming your acceptance and arrange for your assessor to contact you.
Your assessor will answer any questions you might have about RCC, discuss your Self Assessment and talk you through the assessment process in more detail.
You and your assessor will choose the elective unit standards you should do.
- You can now start to collect evidence and match it to the standards shown in the Self Assessment checklist. Both your assessor and Area Training Advisor will monitor your progress and are there for you if you need help at any stage.
Once youíve done that, contact your assessor and send the portfolio of evidence to him/her for the first assessment (we will provide addressed post bags for you to use)
Your assessor will then look through your portfolio and may also contact your previous employers. Depending on the result of the first assessment further evidence will probably need to be sent. Once your assessor is satisfied, they will usually arrange a site visit so they can meet you, ask questions and possibly watch you work.
- Assessment is complete and you receive your assessment decision.
- You gain your national qualification or
We organise further assessment or any training you may need to do before you can receive your national qualification