Working within Defence offers experiences that civilians couldn’t even imagine. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) prides itself on providing rewarding and exciting careers for those who seek to serve the country. You are given excellent benefits, high-quality medical care, and even opportunities for travel and recreation.
Someday, however, you might want to start looking into work options in the civilian world. Many current and former service members use their Defence experience within a civilian career. But how is it possible to transition into a professional civilian role without any qualifications? The best option is to pursue a Defence RPL.
A Defence RPL allows you to gain a qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning. RPL programs enable you to explore careers outside of the military through the skills you’ve already acquired.
How do military courses help optimise your work options and career opportunities?
Many former military personnel have trouble adjusting to civilian life, especially when they’ve spent many years in service. Things become even more challenging when it comes to job searching — most veterans are regarded as either over-qualified or under-qualified, depending on their job choices. This leads them to take time-consuming full training courses that are counterproductive to their careers.
Military RPL courses can take a massive weight off a veteran’s shoulders, helping them transition back into regular life much faster.
Every job requires qualifications that you may not have due to your years in Defence. But knowing what qualifications you are already eligible for through RPL can help you pick a better suited profession or prove to your employer that you have nationally recognised skills.
3CIR is a Defence RPL specialist with years of experience facilitating the qualifications of those from the Navy, Army and Airforce. If you’re already out and looking to enhance your resume or are looking to make the jump to civilian life, take our Free RPL assessment and find out what you’re already eligible for. We have a range of courses available to help you obtain the career you want after Defence.