Get to know the RPL Pathway Lecture and its Benefits for Students

JAKARTA – The Past Learning Recognition (RPL) lecture path can now be the choice of people who want further studies but have limited time. A number of universities have also provided RPL programs for the S2 level.

RPL or Recognition of Prior Learning is a learning program that allows prospective students to “transfer” experience into a credit unit recognized by the college.

Let’s say an employee has five years of work experience in the banking sector. Then in the 6th year, he plans to continue his studies to the S2 Business Management program. With RPL, the five-year experience will be considered as a semester credit unit (SKS) that he has taken. So, he then only needs to complete the credits according to the graduation requirements.

Has the RPL been regulated by the Ministry of Education and Culture?

RPL in Indonesia has been recognized and its regulations have also been regulated by the Ministry of Education and Culture through the Minister of Education and Culture, Research and Technology Number 41 of 2021 concerning Recognition of Past Learning. RPL is organized with the principles of accessibility, equality of recognition, transparency, and quality assurance.

RPL at the higher education level is here to fulfill two objectives, namely providing opportunities to continue formal education (RPL Type A) and equalization with special qualifications for prospective lecturers (RPL Type B).

How does RPL work?

RPL generally aims to encourage Indonesians to continue their education by recognizing the education they have taken before. Interestingly, this education does not have to be only in the form of formal education, but also informal or non-formal education, even work experience. With a note, it is still related to the study program that will be taken at the next level.

Just like regular lectures, RPL begins with registration. It’s just me, the requirements are supplemented by a portfolio that shows the experience of prospective students. This can be a certificate of competence, a work license, to a list of work history.

Furthermore, prospective students will go through the assessment stage with the universities that organize the RPL program. This stage will assess how much credit prospective students will get from their work experience or educational history.

If you are declared graduated, you can immediately start studying as scheduled from the intended college. Students do not need to repeat their studies from the beginning but can immediately continue according to the credits they get from their work experience or educational history.

One of those who opened the RPL pathway lecture was Binus University Business School with the RPL Track MM Executive program. Dean of Binus Business School Master Program Dr. Rini Setiowati explained, “The RPL Track MM Executive program offers academic equality for the achievements of prospective students. If they have work experience or have followed a number of certifications included in the recognized material, then they can join this RPL program to get a Master of Management (MM) degree withan more efficient,” he said, through a press release, Thursday (22/12/2022).

This program provides lectures that are holistically designed to produce innovative business leaders with reliable management skills in managing businesses, both on a local and global scale. “Companies will not go without people, so it is important for companies to focus on intellectual capital. With quality human resources, it will be easier for companies to innovate and adapt to changes,” said President Director of PT Teknokrat Mitra Data and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Ria Emilia Sari who is an alumnus of MM Executive BBS.

While the Head of MM International, Binus Business School-Master Program Dr. Dewi Tamara explained, RPL Track MM Executive is designed for those who already have work experience in the field of business and management. “Designed to provide a holistic learning experience, this program is ready to produce management executives with superior leadership, and reliable against management barriers, ranging from volatility, uncertainty, complexity, to ambiguity, in accordance with the spirit of Binus University, namely fostering and empowering the community to build Indonesia,” he concluded.