Are you looking for Defence Recognition of Prior Learning Examples? Maybe you’re thinking of transitioning or have recently left? Converting your defence experience into nationally recognised qualifications means civilian employers will understand the value of your service, the level you’ve been working at, and your transferrable skills.
Recognition of Prior Learning
We’ve been in the game since 2006. Over the years Churchill Education has helped countless current and veteran defence members to convert their service experience into qualifications that properly reflect their knowledge and years of experience.
Our co-founder, Randall Smith served in the Queensland Police Service; and whilst different to the defence forces, Churchill Education personally understands how difficult, daunting and challenging transition to the civilian world can be.
Qualifications are important. But how do you effectively sum up years of hard work, growth and learning into a document that adequately demonstrates your true level skill?
RPL Examples for Defence Members
In the evidence world, Defence members are lucky to have what we call a ‘ gold nugget’ – your ADO Service Record Log (long).
This twenty + page document contains your postings, honours, awards, ranks and detailed collection of your experience.
This document, combined with our tried and tested, audit-approved internal assessment procedure allows us to prepare a preliminary RPL assessment with qualifications you are eligible for, and others that you may be able to achieve with additional evidence.
To get the ball rolling on a free preliminary assessment, we need:
A copy of your full ADO Service Record (available from your Clerks) along with two of the following items:
- a recent PAR
- an ROA
- your Duty Statement
- a certificate issued by the ADF
- a promotion notice
- a posting notice
- or desensitised pay slip.
After hearing so many stories of veterans, we understand how important it is for a smooth and seamless transition to the civilian world. That’s why we offer a free, no obligation preliminary assessment and provide in-house mapping of your evidence. Life is stressful enough – you don’t need to be spending nights awake attempting to prove why your defence knowledge is worthy of being awarded qualifications. Leave that to us.
How can I access my ADO Service Record Log?
Whether or not you’re considering RPL – this document is a good one to have on hand, no matter what. So we’d recommend that you contact The Department of Defence / Veteran Affairs (1800DEFENCE (1800 333 362) or email@example.com) and request your ADO Service Record Log.
How have other defence members used recognition of prior learning?
After 30 years of service in the Military, Ken was diagnosed with Late Onset Type 1 Diabetes and had to be medically discharged. Ken was able to use Military RPL (recognition of prior learning) to not only secure civilian employment, but to achieve a better quality of life for himself and his family.
Allison spent 30 years in the army – she decided it was time for a change. Through RPL she was able to achieve an Advanced Diploma & successfully transition into a civilian career. She told us “I was really impressed with how quick and professional Churchill was. They are there to help, they don’t beat around the bush, and they don’t leave you hanging.”
Gareth is an Infantry Major in the Australian Defence Force. In preparing to transition to the civilian world, Gareth approached Churchill Education about getting Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to translate his Defence experience into civilian qualifications, and says it’s definitely been a worthwhile undertaking for him.
If you have been looking at transitioning into the civilian world and are contemplating RPL, contact us on 1300 793 002 / firstname.lastname@example.org to get started with a free preliminary assessment.