As a respected RTO (RTO#41084), Westbourne College specialises in recognition of prior learning or RPL. Our goal is to help people who have gained skills from jobs, emergency services or military experience get the certifications they deserve for those skills. Among other things, we focus on offering police RPL opportunities.
Why We Do Police RPL
At Westbourne, we have always said that no one truly recognises the level of skill and knowledge that military personnel pick up while serving their countries. Someone who has served in the Australia has done more than just spent a few years defending the safety of their nation. Indeed, police servicemen and women often attain considerable knowledge, skill and experience in leadership, risk management, security, occupational health and safety, and more.
One of the reasons we started Westbourne was to encourage the recognition of those skills. Built by ex-police personnel, our business wanted to help other current and ex-police members get the credit they deserve for all the learning and skill building that training and experience provides. Employers rarely recognise these skills, and in fact, sometimes veterans don’t recognise them either. Our goal was to bring recognition to the forefront with high-quality police RPL opportunities for ex-police personnel.
Today, we offer police RPL opportunities as well, simply because police experience is comparable to military proficiency in many ways. Police officers also build skills in risk management, security, emergency management and more. Recognition of prior learning makes it possible for experienced police personnel to take these skills and apply them to other careers and opportunities.
If you desire to get out of the policing field and into something else, then harnessing the skills you gained as an officer is likely your best bet at finding a challenging, fulfilling and high paying career. The idea of police RPL is that if those skills are already there, you should use them.
Learn More About Your RPL Possibilities with Westbourne
What you qualify for regarding police RPL will depend on a few factors. What you did as part of the police force, how long you served, what types of training you went through and what kind of career you are interested in are all things that will impact your path forward.
Navigating a career shift of this ilk is daunting—even with RPL making things a bit easier. Luckily, Westbourne College is here to help. We can assess your work history, your experience and your goals and help you formulate the best RPL plan.
As a first step, we recommend that all individuals seeking RPL for police experience fill out our FREE RPL Assessment Form , which you can find here. The form will help us determine where you stand and what the next steps should be for you. If you have other specific questions that you’d like to ask, or if you’d like to speak to one of our associates before filling out the assessment form, you can call us on CALL US : 1300 994 558 at any time.