In 2019 our President Brendan Maccione converted his 9 year policing career to 5 Diplomas and a Certificate III through the recognition of prior learning (RPL) process with Churchill Education. If you don't yet know Brendan's story, you can read all about his inspiring journey here:
Like so many (too many) of us, Brendan has been through some dark days. Speaking up and getting help and support has made all the difference to Brendan.
Of gaining qualifications through RPL he says: ‘I went from thinking that I didn’t really have much from nine years of policing, to an amazing level of self-worth. It validated that the things I’ve done in policing actually equated to something.’
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What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 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 to diplomas and advanced diplomas, all the way up to graduate diplomas.
A minimum of six months of relevant experience is required and the experience cited as evidence must be from the last five years.