OSOM- EVD Course

Why do a Self-assessment?

Self-assessment is a quick and easy process that helps you to decide if you have enough prior experience and knowledge to start an RPL application for a unit (or units) of competency

Credit Transfer

Before starting the RPL Self- Assessment, keep in mind that if you have completed the training and assessment for a unit previously and have a Certificate or Statement of Attainment then you should contact the office and they will check if you can be awarded Credit Transfer. This means you will not have to undergo any further training or RPL.

The Self-Assessment Process

Self-Assessment is conducted at the unit level and you may want to consider RPL for one or any number of the six units included in the OSOM Escort Vehicle Driver training course.

To complete the self-assessment follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the links below to access the self-assessment for each unit
  2. Complete the self-assessment checklist:

→ Consider your past experience and tick the rating which best describes your situation

→ Consider what evidence you can provide to substantiate you have had this experience. If you feel you have the necessary evidence then tick the ‘yes’ box in the evidence column. Note: you do not have to provide this evidence at this point that will come later when you start the RPL process.

Types of Evidence

The types of evidence you might use are as follows

  • Work records and work resume;
  • Records of workplace training;
  • Records of previous formal training;
  • Assessments of current skills through observation;
  • Assessments of current knowledge through questioning;
  • Third party reports from current and previous supervisors or managers;
  • Evidence of relevant unpaid or volunteer experience;
  • Examples of work products;
  • Photos and clippings;
  • Videos or internet examples;
  • Observation by an assessor in the workplace;
  • Performance appraisal;
  • Duty statements.

Pathways on Completion of the Self-Assessment

Your checklist will be automatically sent to us on completion and our UTS assessor will look at your results. We will contact you within one week of receiving your checklist and inform you of outcomes of the self-assessment. Outcomes will be as follows:

Proceed with RPL – If you have ticked ‘Regularly’ to more than half the questions and feel you can provide evidence to demonstrate this experience, you are ready to start the RPL process. We will contact you with information regarding how to proceed and the fees that apply.

Needs more Discussion – if you have ticked ‘Sometimes’ to more than half the questions, we will contact you to discuss further.

Undertake alternative training and assessment – If you have ticked ‘Never’ for more than half the questions, then we will contact you to discuss other training options such as classroom or on the job training.


The RPL process can often seem very difficult, we are here to help, so if you have any questions at all at any stage, please do not hesitate to contact us. Call on  0412 411 404 or click the button below to send an email.