If these questions have crossed your mind, you’re not alone. In today’s ever-evolving job market, qualifications and licensing are taking on increasing importance, even for those with extensive hands-on experience.

The Significance of Qualifications

  • Adapting to Industry Changes

Industries change and evolve. New regulations, techniques, and technologies emerge, and having qualifications ensures you stay updated. Qualifications provide a formalised understanding of these changes and help you adapt to them effectively.

  • Demonstrating Credibility

Qualifications are a way to demonstrate your credibility and expertise to clients, employers, and peers. They offer proof of your commitment to your profession and your ability to meet industry standards.

  • Expanding Opportunities

Many trades, specialised professions and project contracts require workers to hold specific qualifications. This means working without the right qualifications can seriously limit your career prospects.

  • Legal Requirements

In certain trades, professions or work contracts, holding qualifications is a legislative requirement. Operating without the necessary qualifications can lead to legal issues and professional limitations.

Fast Tracking your Path to Qualifications

If you have decades of industry experience, the idea of going back to study probably isn’t going to be appealing.  Afterall, why should you have to pause your career in order to expand it?  This is why Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the preferred pathway for thousands of unqualified professionals across Australia.  RPL acknowledges and values your existing skills, knowledge, and experience, allowing you to gain formal qualifications without traditional coursework. It’s an ideal solution for seasoned professionals looking to match their expertise with qualifications.

The Skills Certified Process

RPL may seem like a lot of work, but with Skills Certified and our partner RTOs, it’s an easy and straightforward process when guided by experts. Here’s how it works:

  • Assessment: Skills Certified evaluates your experience and identifies the best qualification for you.
  • Match you with an RTO: We’ll match you with one of our partner Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) who will assess your evidence and provide you with your qualification.
  • Portfolio Building: Our RPL expert helps you build a portfolio of evidence tailored to your specific qualifications, to provide to the RTO for assessment.
  • National Recognition: Once your portfolio is complete, you receive a nationally recognised qualification if deemed fully competent by our partner RTO.
  • Achieving Your Goals: With your new qualifications, you can expand your career horizons, meet legal requirements, and pursue new opportunities.

What Skills Certified customers are saying about RPL 

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what verified Skills Certified customers told Trust Pilot about their RPL experience:

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“After being employed with the same company for over 25 years, never got around to getting my trade. I wanted to get it if I ever left the company so I could continue doing what I do best. I always heard of Skills Certified on the radio, so I thought I’d make the enquiry. I’m glad I did. Took only 3 months to fill out all the forms correctly and provide photo/video evidence on the job to get my qualification in fitting/machining. I would definitely recommend them to anyone in my situation. Ashling helped me through every step of the process which made it quite easy and straight forward. I just wish I had done it sooner. Thanks again Skills Certified.”

Adam Biegel 

“They were helpful in every step of the way and never hesitated on answering my questions or concerns. Adam Walker reached out every few days to see where I was in the assessments and what documents I needed to provide.”


“I am deeply grateful to Skills Certified for their dedicated support, which has enabled me to make significant strides in my career. Their unwavering guidance has been instrumental in my professional journey. Without their assistance, the past three years of education would have been a challenging endeavour. I extend my heartfelt appreciation to them.”


“Recently, I have completed my RPL qualification for the diploma of Community Services. I’m glad that I chose Skills Certified. Holly has guided me through the whole process step by step and always gets back to me without any delay for all my inquiries. I highly recommend Skills Certified for your RPL or any other educational achievements. Thanks again Holly and the team.”

Sherahn Wani

If you’re considering gaining qualifications, let Skills Certified do the heavy lifting for you. Take our free 60 second skills test, and we’ll help you match it with the qualifications you deserve.