Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) ensures individuals with employment experience are given the opportunity to convert that knowledge and practical application of skills to Nationally Recognised Qualifications.
Due to our extensive army training and development experience during our own transition we decided to establish an RPL service for veterans and serving members of the ADF. To achieve this, we forged a professional relationship with the then College for Law, Education & Training (now CLET Training - RTO 31254). This now 10-year relationship has allowed us to assist over 1500 veterans transition with useable and relevant qualifications.
What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined in the AQF as follows:
“Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.”
Your experience serving in the ADF (and others) may be extensive, or just commencing; You may be a current or former member. Regardless, the roles and tasks performed everyday can now be converted to Australian Nationally Recognised Qualifications.
Nationally recognised qualifications help you demonstrate to civilian employers the areas in which you have knowledge and skills. This forms a relatable link between service and civilian employment. It helps you explain your experience and understand it yourself in the civilian environment.
Learning & Development Solutions are committed to recognising military experience, skills, knowledge, attitudes, and formal training to provide one or more of the following Nationally Recognised Qualifications:
Graduate Diploma of Portfolio Management
Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership
Advanced Diplomas of Business.
Specialties in Human Resources Management, Leadership & Management and Program Management.
Diplomas of Business
Specialties in Leadership, Operations, Organisational Development, Procurement, Administration, Human Resource Management, Project Management, Quality Auditing and Work Health & Safety Leadership & Management)
Certificate IV in Business
Specialties in Leadership, Administration, Cyber Security, Finance, Operations, Procurement, Records & Information Management, Human Resource Management, Work Health & Safety and Leadership & Management.
Diploma and Certificate IV in Logistics
Advanced Diploma, Diploma and Certificate IV in Government.
Specialties in Management, Human Resource Management, Border Protection, Injury Rehabilitation Management, Security, Fraud Control, Personnel Vetting, Investigations, Regulatory Compliance, Workplace Inspection and Policy Development.
Security, Safety & Justice
Advanced Diploma and Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
Advanced Diploma and Diploma of Justice
Diploma and Certificate IV of Crime and Justice Studies
Diploma of Security Risk Management
Certificate IV in Security Management and Risk Analysis
Certificate III in Close Protection Operations
How it Works
The RPL process is not where you just buy a qualification. It is a formal assessment process where recognition is provided for those who have the knowledge, skills, attitudes, previous education and training that satisfy the criteria for each unit within one or more qualifications.
We know that military personnel are well-qualified candidates for a high level of recognition towards a range of relevant qualifications. They are Nationally Recognised and may be used for employment in relevant public and private sector industries throughout Australia.
The RPL Process
Firstly, our Military RPL process is free. Unlike some organisations, we don’t charge you for the process. You only pay for the qualification if one is awarded. Secondly, there is no paperwork on your end, we do it for you, and you simply supply the evidence we need, electronically.
What evidence will you need to provide?
During the initial free assessment, you will need to supply:
your ADO Service Record long - not self-service prints).
If you transitioned out of service more than 5 years ago, your resume or similar information to cover your post discharge employment will be required.
PAR’s may be needed if you have been on extended periods of HDA.
Security or Privacy Concerns?
Having held negative vet clearances, we understand the need for both security and privacy. We can translate your qualifications into English without jeopardising your security or safety. All evidence collected by us is UNCLASSIFIED and our work is protected by the Privacy Act and meets ISO 27001.