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Reasons People Get Recognition of Prior Learning

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There are many reasons people get recognition of prior learning. Find out how recognition of prior learning (RPL) has become a powerful career asset for a selection of our 2021 graduates…

Brett Baddock: Detective to Project Manager: Smashing Career Stereotypes with RPL

Brett, a Detective Inspector and Project Director with WA Police achieved an advanced diploma through RPL. For Brett, RPL was about demonstrating the versatility of his skills, and avoiding career stereotyping as ‘just a cop’.

Brett Baddock

Tracey Pelling: Recognising Transferrable Skills Opens Industry Doors

Principal mining investigations officer, RAAF reservist and former Queensland police officer Tracey Pelling, turned her extensive career experience into a range of top qualifications through RPL to demonstrate transferability of her skills. For Tracey it’s all about ‘backing yourself’.

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Evan Szawejko: Rapid Career Advancement with Transferrable Skills and RPL

Former Senior Constable with Queensland Police Service, Evan spent a ‘daunting’ six months of daily job applications before finally being accepted for an auditing and compliance role in the private sector. Evan achieved a Diploma of Quality Auditing through RPL for a promotion, but only wishes he’d known about RPL sooner.

Evan Szawejko

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Aaron Butteriss: Unemployed at 55, to 3 Diplomas and a Job that Matters

At 55 Aaron found himself unemployed despite an illustrious construction career culminating in delivering multi-million-dollar projects. Aaron used RPL to achieve three top diplomas and gain a job he loves.

Aaron Butteriss

Glenn Brearey: ADHD is General Manager Glenn’s Career Superpower

General manager Glenn achieved a Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership through RPL. Having left school at 16, and worked his way up the ranks he wanted a qualification that would show what he knew. He is also going to use his diploma to save time and money off an MBA.

Glenn Brearey / Churchill Education RPL Graduate

Maurie Fatnowna: Copper to Rugby CEO to Logistics Supervisor: RPL for the Future

Former detective sergeant, rugby CEO and current logistics supervisor Maurie Fatnowna achieved his first qualification through RPL with Churchill, three years ago. This year Maurie returned for another diploma! Maurie says it’s all about making sure all your experience is reflected by national qualifications, combatting ageism by staying relevant and getting ready for your next career move – whenever that might be.

Maurie Fatnowna

Meredith Williams: Career Pivot in Uncertain Times with RPL

Project manager and business consultant, Meredith recently achieved a Diploma of Project Management through RPL. For Meredith qualifications through RPL are about    In this story Meredith discusses, career pivoting in uncertain times, gaining skills through working rather than studying, and the value of turning her career experience into qualifications through RPL.

Meredith Williams

Luke Allan: The Sky’s the Limit with RPL for RAAF

Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) Corporal, Luke Allan recently achieved a Diploma of Project Management and a Diploma of Government through RPL, after 17 years of service. Luke’s diplomas opened his mind to future career options.

luke allan RAAF

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