Meet our co-founders Tricia Velthuizen & Randall Smith
Together with his wife Tricia, Randall began Churchill Education from a desk in the corner of their bedroom. Over time, it evolved into the organisation it is today, much larger in scale and scope, but always with the same simple goal: helping people.
In a way, Churchill Education began when one of our co-founders, Randall Smith, finally understood that he couldn’t keep working as a senior detective with the Queensland Police Service.
After sixteen years and an illustrious career in the force, Randall found himself completely sidelined by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He realised that he’d have to leave it all behind: his role, responsibilities, career progress, badge and the identity that came with it.
Randall knew that his skills and experience were substantial, but he had no qualifications that meant anything to anyone outside the police. So, when he looked into his options for employment, he realised he needed to go through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, to show potential employers what he was capable of.
He set about obtaining business management qualifications through RPL, and was surprised at how frustrating, complicated and time-consuming the process was. Randall eventually got his qualifications, and then some!
The process itself became the foundation of his next career – helping others through the RPL procedure to get their nationally recognised qualifications.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Specialists
Churchill Education specialises in helping talented people from a wide range of industry backgrounds to convert their experience into nationally recognised qualifications.
Corporate Education Solutions
Custom designed Leadership and Management Courses
Fast Team RPL Assessments to meet the requirements of tenders and corporate clients
Mobile/onsite RPL Assessments
We have worked with a range of wonderful organisations including:
- Downer Group
- Department of Agriculture & Fisheries
- Queensland Health
- Department of Transport & Main Roads
- Samford State School
Whatever qualifications you are seeking, whatever industry background, professional skills or life journey you bring with you, we welcome, respect and acknowledge your stories and experiences. Thank you for taking the time to read ours.