Nationally recognised qualifications earned through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can give you an edge.
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Applying for a job with a formal qualification rather than just your practical experience gives employers confidence in your skill level.
What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
RPL stands for Recognition of Prior Learning. It 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 also need official qualifications (that piece of paper!) to meet government regulations for certain jobs, or to progress into higher-paying roles.
A minimum of six months of relevant experience is required and the experience cited as evidence must be from the last five years.
RPL qualifications range from $995 – $3500.
Flexible payment plans are available to eligible students. More info here.
Clients are also welcome to pay Churchill Education directly.
Is there a Government subsidy available? Yes. Ask us for which qualifications.
People who live in Queensland may be eligible for subsidised RPL through Queensland Government subsidies 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 subsidy programs.
As an example of how this works with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), the cost of attaining a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care through RPL is $995.
But, if you are a Queensland resident and qualify for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Queensland Government subsidy program, you would pay a co-contribution fee of $80 (or $40 concession) to RPL in the qualification.
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.
Read commonly asked questions and answers here.
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I’ve got really good references, I’ve got good experience on my resume, I’ve got a can-do reputation. But that bit of paper can slide you over the line. I very often get second interviews, but don’t get the job. Now I’ve got that little bit of paper to put on my resume, I feel like I can go for any job that I want to go for and expect to get it.
– Kate Lind, RPL graduate
I think I’ve been disadvantaged because I haven’t had qualifications. I’ve seen colleagues that I’ve worked with progress and I haven’t, those guys having opportunities to move into other roles because they do have the qualification, they’re recognised for that qualification. So now I’ve got the advantage, I’ve got the edge.
– Stuart Brown, RPL graduate
Churchill Education were super professional, and great to deal with. I was awarded an advanced diploma through RPL, they steeped me through the process, worked with me, we’re there to answer or clarify any questions! They were great! And the fee for the qualification was between 1/2 price and 1/8th of price of some purge RTO’s. Thoroughly recommend them. AND THE RPL ASSESSMENT IS FREE!!!!!!!!!!
– Glenn Hargrave, RPL Customer
‘Great people, they helped me. I would recommend them.’
-Bob Keane, RPL Customer
I RPL’d my diploma with Churchill and it was super easy. Definitely recommend going through them if you’re keen in getting some quals.
-Mel-Ann, RPL Customer
I returned to work today to find your package with my Certificate and Diploma and wanted to write and say thanks to you and your team for making the process so hassle free. I have recommended Churchill Education to several colleagues who are looking to further their study, so don’t be surprised if you get a few more enquiries from the organisation.
-Evan, RPL Customer
Recently used CE for a few qualifications. Couldn’t have asked for a better company to deal with for RPL. Every bit of correspondence by phone or email was great. The most polite customer service team I have experienced in a long time.
Well done CE. Thanks for the quals.
-Luke, RPL Customer