Defence RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)

You worked hard in Defence. Make that experience work for you.

Are you looking at transitioning out of Defence? Or maybe you’ve recently left? Leaving Defence and building a new career as a civilian can be pretty daunting.

  • How will a new employer understand your service?
  • How do you express it in terms of civilian awards?
  • Which qualifications are best on your resume?

That’s where Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) comes in.

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 civilian qualifications that any employer can understand and respect.

Defence members are often surprised at the qualifications they’re eligible for through RPL. The training, skills and practical experience you’ve gained while serving in the Army, Navy or Air Force really adds up.

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.

Top 4 Defence RPL Qualifications

We’ve been helping military personnel transition since 2006. In that time we have helped thousands of our Defence graduates to build satisfying careers in government, the private sector, training, mining and construction.

Discover the Top 4 Qualifications for transitioning from Defence to civilian employment…

Top 4 Defence Qualifications

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Case Studies

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Military RPL Helped Ken Transition from Commando to WHS

Ken says gaining RPL qualifications was central to his smooth transition from Defence to private sector WHS employment.

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Service, Recognition, and a Fair Go

Phillip says the Churchill RPL process made him feel ‘legitimised,’ ‘recognised,’ and ‘given a fair go,’ after being sidelined by injury and discovering his specialist trade skills and experience within Defence didn’t translate to the outside world.

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RPL for Women in Defence

WO1 Allison converted a 30 year defence career into nationally recognised qualifications through RPL and walked into a civilian career quickly and easily.

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