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Top 4 RPL Qualifications for Women

As a girl, you would have been asked this question at some point: what do you want to be when you grow up? Some of us had the answer straight away. Some of us felt stuck and had no answer immediately at hand. Luckily, careers have a way of rolling along anyway. Job opportunities come and we step up. Some of us pursue the dream we held. Others fall into a job and find it becomes a career.

When it comes to stepping up to higher qualifications, women are starting to find their value through Recognition of Prior Learning.

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Currently, 20% of Churchill Education’s graduates are women. If that strikes you as a little low, we agree.

Interestingly, in the last 12 months in Australia, women’s university enrolments have fallen significantly. By contrast, Churchill has seen more women coming to us to talk about their skills. They are daring to believe in the value of their skills and experience. That 20% is growing and we are determined to support women even more.

We would like to see even more women valuing themselves, prioritising their career development and smashing the glass ceiling … just like the many talented women who have transformed their skills, knowledge and experience into national qualifications through Recognition of Prior Learning with Churchill Education.

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Perhaps you are looking to make the most of your career experience? Perhaps it is time to step into your next promotion or career change? Perhaps you are wondering where to begin?

The good news is that we have been helping women standing at exactly these career moments since 2006. In that time we have gained an in depth understanding of what qualifications are most desired by employers, and which qualifications women are particularly capitalising on in building their careers.

Here are the Top 4 RPL qualifications sought by our female graduates. And some inspiration from some of our Churchill Alumni!

Top 4 RPL Qualifications for Women

1. BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

The BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management shows employers that you have business skills. It demonstrates that you can combine the two vital aspects of management: effective team leadership and organisational planning for success. Employers are looking for the strengths in their organisations that come from your skills in order and leadership.

This leadership/management qualification focuses on your ability to head up a team. It demonstrates that you have skills and knowledge in both human resources and management operations and can balance the need for business growth with the tasks of managing employees and their performance.

Possible career outcomes:

    • Project Manager / Supervisor
    • Operations Manager
    • Business Manager
    • Production Supervisor

Also consider BSB60420 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

Tracey Pelling Portrait

“You know what? We do have transferrable skills and we really should be recognised for them.”
– Tracey Pelling

2. BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Workplace health and safety (WHS) is a fundamental consideration in modern organisations and shows employers that you have technical skills. Professionals in this field are always required because workplaces must comply to relevant legislation – in both the private and public sector. Pay scale trends show that WHS roles are often at the higher end of the pay spectrum.

This qualification assures employers for jobs that require the coordination and maintenance of WHS programs in their organisation, that you are already experienced and knowledgeable in these areas, with a comprehensive understanding of WHS and its applications. You can see by the sorts of roles that lead to WHS positions that there is often a link to managing WHS outcomes, so combining a work health safety qualification with leadership/management makes sense.

Possible career outcomes:

    • Work Health and Safety / OHS Officer (WHSO)
    • WHS/HSE Advisor
    • Work Health and Safety Manager
    • Maintenance CoordinatorDip HR

Also consider BSB60619 Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety

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3. BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resource Management

Diploma of Human Resource Management is a qualification that has been designed to reflect the positive and important contribution of human resource services in an organisation. Without people to fulfill an organisation’s purpose, deliver its services or ship its goods, there is no organisation. This  qualification is applicable across all industries and sectors, from small business to multinational organisations.

When it comes to obtaining Recognition of Prior Learning in BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resource Management, the starting point is to look at the contribution you make to managing human resources in your organisation. You may hold a HR role in a large organisation with a HR team. This may mean you take responsibility in a dedicated area for HR, for example, in Learning and Development, but you may not be involved in payroll or recruitment. If you work in a smaller organisation, though, you may be responsible for recruitment all the way through to retirement of team members.

Possible career outcomes:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Recruitment Manager
  • HR Administrator

Also consider BSB60320 Advanced Diploma of Human Resource Management

Meredith Williams

“Don’t second guess what you are capable of, and the value of your accumulated experiences. Get that piece of paper. Definitely go for it, because your skillset is saleable.”
– Meredith Williams

4. BSB50120 Diploma of Business

BSB50120 Diploma of Business is a qualification that has been designed to reflect the wide variety of functions that businesses and organisations require to operate effectively. This qualification is applicable across all industries focusing in on the operational level.

When it comes to obtaining Recognition of Prior Learning in BSB50120 Diploma of Business, the starting point is that you assume a degree of responsibility and technical knowledge within your workplace – both for tackling moderately complex tasks in your workplace, and bringing a depth of business experience that benefits the operations of the business.

The Diploma of Business is available as a generalist qualification, and also in a number of specialisations:

Also consider BSB60320 Advanced Diploma of Human Resource Management.

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Recognising Women in the Workplace Report

Tricia Velthuizen

Tricia Velthuizen – Co-Founder, Churchill Education

 

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