Nationally recognised qualifications earned through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can give you an edge.

Are you interested in:

  • Increasing your career security?
  • Re-entering the workforce?
  • Securing a new job or internal promotion?
  • Credit towards further study at university?
  • Meeting industry compliance requirements?

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. 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 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.

Find out what you’re eligible for:

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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. Ask us for which qualifications.

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 CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care costs $995 for RPL. If you are a QLD resident and qualify for Certificate 3 Guarantee QLD government funding, you would pay a co-contribution fee of $80 (or $40 concession) to RPL in the course.

More info here.

How does the RPL process work?

  1. We conduct a free preliminary skills assessment and give you a report
  2. You tell us the qualifications you want and provide evidence
  3. You receive nationally recognised qualifications!

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.

  • You tell us what you’re looking for and where you want to go
  • You provide a few easily accessible documents
  • You’ll be sent a report within 48 hours. This will include a breakdown of costs involved and lists the qualifications:
    • You could be eligible for right now
    • You could be eligible for with a little more online gap training.

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.

  • We tell you exactly what evidence we need to establish your competency in the units that make up a qualification.
  • You provide your evidence, then you can sit back and relax!
  • We match the evidence to the units. This is called mapping. Other providers may get you to do this yourself.

Step 3. You receive nationally recognised qualifications!
Congratulations! Your experience has been validated and translated into nationally recognised qualifications.

  • To save you time, we submit all the paperwork to the government for you. This formalises your qualifications.
  • You receive your qualifications though both email and post, within 14 days for most qualifications. Or, with our VIP Fast-Track Service, you can have them in just 7 days.

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.


Recognition of Prior Learning with Churchill Education

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What RPL customers are saying

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 RPL 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