Free Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment

Find out what qualifications you are eligible for through recognition of prior learning. The preliminary assessment is entirely free. This could be the most powerful thing you've ever done for your career.

What is RPL?

RPL is short for Recognition of Prior Learning.

It is the process through which your skills, knowledge and experience can be converted into nationally recognised qualifications.

Being awarded qualifications through RPL means that you don’t have to study what you already know. Instead you provide evidence that you already have the knowledge and skills that studying the qualification would give you.

Evidence for an RPL assessment can be attained through both paid and voluntary work, in Australia and overseas.

Qualifications gained through RPL range from Certificates and Diplomas up to Advanced Diplomas and Graduate Diplomas.

Being awarded nationally recognised qualifications through RPL shows employers what you know, and gives you an important feeling of self-worth.

A minimum of six months of relevant experience is required and the experience cited as evidence must be from the last five years.

What’s Involved in
Churchill’s RPL Process

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RPL and You

Recognition of prior learning is for you if you want to:

  • Secure a new job or internal promotion
  • Change industries or professions
  • Increase your career security
  • Meet industry compliance requirements
  • Gain credit towards university study
  • Re-enter the workforce

RPL Applies to All Industries




Public Sector


Private Sector

Small Business




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Case Studies

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Work-Life Balance with RPL

Brett left Victoria Police after 27 years with no formal qualifications. After months of knock-backs RPL immediately landed him his dream job.

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Shelly is staying current and ready for new opportunities with nationally recognised qualifications that show the value of her experience in a rapidly changing economy.

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Gone Bush to Running the Show

Jeremy converted half a lifetime of bottom up vocational mining skill to an impressive list of qualifications all the way up to graduate diplomas. Now he’s running the show!

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