3CIR: Helping Military Veterans Achieve Recognition of Prior Learning with Versatile RPL Courses
At 3CIR, we are in the business of recognition of prior learning, or RPL. Unlike many RTOs that offer RPL opportunities, though, we often focus our efforts on a particular niche of students: current and ex-military members. Be it Army, Navy or Air Force, we can assist.
Serving in the military is often a rewarding experience, giving you the opportunity to learn a lot, build lifelong friendships with your fellow servicemen and servicewomen and affording you the pride of having put your life on the line to serve your country. While joining the military is a noble pursuit, though, it is also a highly challenging and dangerous one.
The difficulty doesn’t stop when your service ends, either. On the contrary, returning to regular civilian life after a time in the Australian or New Zealand Defence Force is no easy task. At this point, the psychology of veterans—particularly those who have seen combat—is well-documented. Post-traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD) is a very real and very serious problem for veterans.
However, even ex-military service people who don’t struggle with PTSD can have difficulty reintegrating into everyday life. Academia is often at the root of those problems. Individuals who have served in the military have invariably gone through a bulk of training and educational sessions. They’ve gained skills and experience that are, by most accounts, extremely valuable to many branches of the Australian or New Zealand workforce. However, ex-military types are sometimes not seen as hireable—not because they lack the skills to do the job, but because they do not have the certification.
Offering Prior Learning Recognition for Military Service
At 3CIR, we offer RPL, or recognition of prior learning, for military service people. We believe the skills that servicemen and women acquire while serving their country are valuable and should be given the same weight as skills learned in the university classroom. Our recognition prior learning courses are designed to take the knowledge, experience and skills that are already there and back them up with certifications. These certifications, in turn, make it easier for veterans to find work and build regular lives away from the military.
Our prior recognition of learning opportunities spans several fields and career areas. While not all these courses are specifically relevant to the skills usually gained in military training and service, many of them are. Men and women serving in the military often learn skills in security, leadership, training and education, work health and safety, risk management and more. At 3CIR, we offer courses either directly or tangentially related to each of these focus areas.
Are you interested in getting prior learning recognition for the skills and knowledge you picked up while serving in the military? If so, then 3CIR can help. To get started, complete our FREE RPL Assessment Form. The form will help us assess your level of experience and knowledge and determine which courses are right for you. Army RPL, Navy RPL or Air Force RPL, we can assist.