Policing is personal to the team here at Churchill; the type of personal that means we know what it is to have worn the suit of blue. We have knocked on the doors and we have knocked down the doors. Together, we have carried the badge with pride for 50 years. And together, we have all built careers that mean when we say there is life after the job, we speak from personal experience.
Whether you are handing back your badge or focused on climbing the ranks, qualifications bridge your past experience to your next career step. Recognition of Prior Learning leverages your experience to achieve those qualifications.
Why RPL with Churchill?
The process of converting police experience into qualifications is something we have done for the last 12 years, ever since our Founder, Randall Smith came to his own career crossroads and found himself with sixteen years of service but no qualification that meant anything else outside of the police. It was Randall’s experience that drove him to streamline the Recognition of Prior Learning process, to ensure that all those police courses you have done, the shifts you have done, and the promotions you have earned are able to be fully recognized in nationally accredited qualifications.
With 12 years’ experience helping police get qualified, we have also built up a wide range of available qualifications that will build your career path. From Certificate level all the way up to Graduate Diploma (above a Bachelor degree), we spend the time talking with you about the career you have and the career you want.
Together, then, we can design a plan for your future and use Recognition of Prior Learning to leverage your experience, and get you qualified. Save your time, your money and avoid the frustration by speaking to someone who understands your police career today.
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.
A minimum of six months of relevant experience is required and it must be from the last five years. This is part of the government criteria for RPL evidence.
RPL qualifications range from $995 – $3500.
Flexible payment plans are available to eligible students. More info here.
RPL clients are also welcome to pay Churchill Education directly.
Is Government funding available? Yes.
People who live in Queensland may be eligible for subsidised RPL through Queensland Government funding programs. The qualifications that attract subsidies are those that the Queensland Government has designated as priorities, meaning that more skilled workers are needed in these areas.
Eligible individuals can complete Recognition of Prior Learning under the Higher Level Skills and Certificate 3 Guarantee Queensland Government funding programs.
As an example of how QLD government funding works with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), the cost for attaining a BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety through RPL is $995.
But, if you are a QLD resident and qualify for a subsidy through the Certificate 3 Guarantee QLD government funding program, the cost for attaining this qualification through RPL is just a small co-contribution fee of $80 (or $40 concession).
How does the RPL process work?
Let’s step this out a bit more:
Step 1. We conduct a free preliminary skills assessment and give you a report.
The RPL process begins with a conversation with one of our Skills Advisors.
This is cost-free and obligation-free.
Step 2. You tell us the qualifications you want and provide evidence.
You can make an informed decision about which qualifications are best for you and your career. Once this is confirmed, we can complete the process.
Step 3. You receive nationally recognised qualifications!
Congratulations! Your experience has been validated and translated into nationally recognised qualifications.
Are RPL qualifications nationally recognised? Yes.
Churchill Education is a registered training organisation, RTO:31430. This means that we are regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the Australian Government regulatory body for the VET sector.
The qualifications that we offer are nationally recognised, and issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Accordingly, they’re exactly the same as those granted by other educational institutions such as TAFE.