In today's job market, having the right qualifications that match your skills and experience is going to give you a competitive edge. However, taking time off work to study for a course can be a challenge. It can be costly and disruptive, making it difficult to balance work and personal commitments.
Taking time off work to study or upskill can be expensive or disruptive
Employers often look for candidates with specific education or certification levels. It doesn’t just demonstrate your level of expertise to them, having formal qualifications or licences is often a mandatory requirement for many job types. However, taking time off work to study or upskill can be both expensive and disruptive. While you recognise the benefits of getting qualified, you might find yourself caught in a bind, having to choose between sacrificing your income or using up precious annual leave to pursue further education or training.
If you do choose to take time off work, it could potentially cause financial hardship due to a decrease in income or disruption in other areas of your life that rely on having a regular working routine. This is why taking time off work simply isn't an option for many adults, particularly those with family responsibilities.
Thankfully, there’s a way to overcome these obstacles and achieve your qualifications without reducing your work hours or sacrificing your personal life.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL gives you the opportunity to undertake formal assessment of the knowledge and skills you have already developed through your life experiences. It recognises learning from various sources such as previous study or paid employment. This means that if you already possess certain skills needed for a particular qualification – either through life experience or prior study - then you may be able to get qualified without needing to take time off work.
Let Skills Certified do the heavy lifting and help get your qualified sooner
Skills Certified is here to make your journey towards gaining qualifications through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) via our partner RTOs a seamless and efficient process. With our expertise and support, you can achieve your career aspirations without the need to take time off work or engage in traditional study methods.
Step 1: Free Skills Assessment
Start your journey towards qualification by taking our free skills check. Our RPL experts will get in touch to help you identify the right qualification to achieve your ambitions.
Step 2: Portfolio of Experience
With the support of your dedicated consultant, you’ll compile a comprehensive portfolio of evidence. This may include your overseas qualifications, transcripts, certificates, photographs, work samples, letters of reference, and your current resume. Our team will assist you throughout this process.
Step 3: Evidence Review
Once your portfolio is complete, our partner registered training organisations (RTOs) will review your evidence. If any additional documentation is needed, the assigned assessor may reach out to you. In case you have any areas that require improvement, the RTO can provide training at no extra cost to enhance your skills.
Step 4: Get Qualified
Upon successful assessment by our partner RTOs, you will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification in Australia. These qualifications hold the same value as those obtained through full-time study and can be advantageous for licensing or immigration purposes.
Skills Certified will be with you every step of the way, offering guidance, support, and expertise to ensure a smooth and successful RPL journey. We have a team of professionals who are well-versed in the RPL process and can provide valuable insights and assistance throughout the qualification attainment process.
Now that you know how to get qualified with Recognition of Prior Learning, why not take the plunge and make the most out of your existing skills and experience?
With our help, you can unlock a world of new possibilities without having to take a break from full-time employment.
Contact us today to find out more.