RPL is an acronym that stands for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning‘. RPL is a procedure that allows you to turn your existing experience, abilities, and knowledge into civilian qualifications that any employer can understand and appreciate.
The qualifications that are available to members of the military through RPL are frequently surprising. Serving in the Army, Navy, or Air Force has given you a lot of training, skills, and practical experience. You don’t have to sit in a classroom and learn about stuff you already know if you get your qualifications through RPL. You only need to produce proof that you covered it in your employment.
RPL translates your military expertise into credentials that civilian employers can understand and value. However, you must ensure that the qualifications on your resume are most important to employers. We’ve been assisting military personnel with transitions for many years, so we know how valuable your experience is and what businesses are looking for.
The top four qualifications that are assisting our Defence RPL customers in establishing employment in the private, government, mining, and training sectors are listed below.
Diploma of Leadership and Management: Employers can see that you have business abilities if you hold a Diploma in Leadership and Management. It indicates that you may combine two critical characteristics of management: successful teamwork and effective leadership.
Diploma of Work Health and Safety: Workplace health and safety (WHS) is a critical factor in today’s workplaces, and it demonstrates to employers that you have technical knowledge.
Diploma of Security Risk Management: The Diploma in Security Risk Management is the highest level of qualification in this field, and it provides proof of professional capabilities to companies. With this one under your belt, you’re good to go.
Certificate IV in Government Security: Another specialty skills qualification is the Certificate IV in Government Security. It’s an excellent qualification for anyone seeking for an entry-level job in government or the public sector. (And keep in mind that you might have the skills to justify a Diploma award.)
The Benefits of Defence RPL:
Roles in the army or other military roles provide excellent chances for skill development. Positions in the military are physically and mentally demanding. They necessitate extensive training and, as a result, frequently result in the acquisition of valuable skills, information, and experience. Enlisting in the military, unlike academia, does not result in an educational certificate.
At 3CIR, we believe that the skills gained by women and men while serving in the military should be valued more. As a result, we’ve concentrated a lot of our efforts on creating appealing military RPL programs. Our organisation is owned and operated by veterans of the NZDF and ADF who have first-hand knowledge how what it’s like to transition to civilian life.
Our RPL programs can help you earn nationally recognised credentials for the skills and knowledge you already have. You may be well-equipped to pursue practically any course in our catalogue depending on your military career. RPL courses are less expensive than our comprehensive online training courses because RPL candidates start with a robust foundation of knowledge.
We provide a 25% discount on any RPL course to all Defence Force and Emergency Services employees to make our courses even more appealing to military personnel. We encourage anyone searching for RPL opportunities in the defence sector to contact us.