ACAPMA is a niche Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 45783) offering Nationally Recognised Training Courses in the Petroleum Industry. Our courses are developed specifically for the fuel industry and fuel industry professionals.

Study Program Requirements

To successfully undertake a study program, you must have regular access to a computer, tablet or smart phone with internet access and sound.

Additional requirements may apply depending on the course, see course outline, but in general in order to complete the ACAPMA RTO Accredited Training you will need to be;

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Currently work within the fuel industry and can provide a letter of support from your manager which includes fuel site access and appropriate tools and equipment (including PPE) to safely complete work undertaken
  • Have at least to 1 year experience and/or training in your area of expertise such as electrical work, joiner, fitter, etc and provide evidence of support
  • Attended and passed an ACAPMA Fuel Work Hazard Awareness Webinar
  • Have access to a computer with sound and a mobile phone with video capability

Unique Student Identifier

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is your individual education identifier for life. It creates an online record of your training attainments in Australia and must be provided when enrolling in an accredited training program.

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Study Options

We offer training in the following methodologies:

  • Online Training and Assessment – which includes undertaking online training and then completing the assessments required.
  • Assessment Only Program – which includes undertaking the assessments only with no access to the learning/training resources. Only recommended for extremely experienced persons as an alternative to RPL.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Only – which includes you collating evidence for all units and participation in a competency interview.
  • Blend of RPL and Training – which includes you providing evidence of your expertise for a trainer to review. participation in a competency interview and completing training and assessment as necessary.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL/RCC)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Recognition of Current Competence (RCC) refers to courses or subjects taken at other institutions that have equivalence to similar study programs. This means that once RPL is granted, you are not required to study those modules or units.

This should be considered prior to commencement to ensure your learning program is customised to suit your individual needs. However, RPL can be applied for at any time during your study program. RPL is generally assessed in two methods:

Mutual Recognition

If you have studied the exact same competency within the same current training package with another RTO you can supply your academic transcript or statement of attainment and be granted mutual recognition and not have to complete that subject again.

Any students who have completed an older training package should apply for RPL and provide support evidence of any gaps, ongoing professional development, and/or experience in the industry.


There are many methods available to assess your competence through an application for RPL. The following are some examples:

  • You have studied the same competency or equivalent in an older training package and have supporting evidence of currency through on job learning and participation (written evidence must be provided).
  • You have studied something similar with another course and think it may be relevant. (provide copies of certificates and transcripts of the subjects studied through the other course undertaken and an outline of what was studied there.
  • You have worked within the industry for many years and have examples of projects, work outcomes, supervisor reports, detailed resumes and references and other studies undertaken.

The assessment standard for RPL is:

  • equivalency in level, content and rigour (the units are as demanding as the ACAPMA training)
  • previous studies must be less than 3 years old
  • previous studies are equivalent to the ACAPMA units and are approved for your qualification.


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