Have you worked as a supervisor or team leader for some time?
Do you feel like you’ve reached your potential in your current role?
Would you like to stay at a management level but move into a different industry?
Then how about a qualification that showcases your transferrable skills?
When you’ve worked in a team leader, supervisory or equivalent capacity over a year or more, you’ve done a lot. The more that you did things, the better you got at them. You built skills and knowledge, and you gained experience that has given you a deeper understanding.
In short- you learnt a lot.
This learning is just as important and valid as classroom learning – some would say more so. But, it can be hard to communicate. That’s where getting qualified through RPL (or Recognition of Prior Learning) comes in.
In the employment market, qualifications are important. They’re the method by which we communicate our level of understanding. When you already understand something, there’s no need to study it. RPL means you don’t have to.
What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
RPL stands for Recognition of Prior Learning. RPL is a process through which the experience, skills and knowledge that you already have can be converted to nationally recognised qualifications.
Getting qualifications through RPL means that you don’t have to sit in a classroom and learn about things that you already know. You can just show evidence that you’ve covered it in your job.
You may need official qualifications (that piece of paper!) to meet government regulations for certain jobs, or to progress into higher-paying roles.
Experience cited as evidence must be from the last five years.