How Churchill Education Started

Our Story

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.

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Randall's Journey

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:

  • Mates4Mates
  • Downer Group
  • Department of Agriculture & Fisheries
  • Queensland Health
  • Department of Transport & Main Roads
  • Samford State School

Our Values

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.


Graduate Reviews

EOFY Bonus!

When you enrol and pay for qualifications during June, you will also receive the Churchill EOFY Bonus (valued at $700)!

Turn your career experience into qualifications with Recognition of Prior Learning.  Apply for a free assessment today!

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