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 Police officers acquire after years of dedicated service. Indeed, police officers attain considerable knowledge, skill and experience in leadership, risk management, security, occupational health and safety, investigations, and more.
One of the reasons we started Westbourne College was to provide an opportunity for Police Officers to show case those skills. This company has been built by ex-police personnel, our business wanted to help current serving and former officers get the credit they deserve for all the learning and skill building that your years of training and experience provides. Employers really do not have any real idea of all the skills that police officers can bring to the private sector. Also many officers don’t recognise, or can’t contextualise their skills either. Our goal was to bring recognition to the forefront with high-quality RPL opportunities for current and former police personnel.
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 a Police 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.
Westbourne College PTY LTD is a registered training organisation #41084