You've worked hard in the past career and have learnt new skills along the way.
Make that experience work for you!

Are you looking to transition from your current employment to another? Or transitioning from Law Enforcement or Defence?

Leaving your current job or career and understanding what employers are looking for in employee can be daunting at best. Knowing how to align what you have experiences, and learned along the way is what we do best.

Recognition of prior learning is for you if you want to:

  • Secure a new job or internal promotion
  • Change industries or professions
  • Increase your career security
  • Apply for a pay rise
  • Re-enter the workforce
  • Gain credit towards university study
  • Meet industry compliance requirements

Applying for a job with formal qualifications rather than just your practical experience gives employers’ confidence in your skill level and ensures that employers maintain Legal compliance. Infact, in many cases you will be completely overlooked if you can’t show national qualifications.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Current Competency (RCC)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that assesses an individual’s non-formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required competency outcomes.

Under the principle of RPL or Current Competence (RCC), trainees can be assessed as fully or partially competent, providing they can produce supporting evidence. As an RTO, we are required to advise trainees of their right to claim for recognition on enrolment, and to provide them with adequate information and support for their application.

It has all the same requirements as other types of assessment. It involves collecting evidence and making judgements on whether competence has been achieved. Evidence can be collected through :

  • Resume which shows previous or current work history

  • Previously attained qualifications

  • Examination of work samples

  • Examination of relevant documents


If you decide to apply for RPL or RCC, you may request to complete the Recognition Application Form and provide documentary evidence to support your claim, as set out on the form. This evidence needs to be:

  • Valid – it must cover the broad range of required knowledge and skills

  • Reliable – the evidence must be authentic, i.e. the trainee’s own work

  • Current and transferable – the skills once obtained must not have been affected by lack of practice, or changes in technology; and

  • Sufficient – the evidence must be sufficient to demonstrate full competence in the particular area of work

Don’t waste your time sitting in a class room or struggling with online training, contact us to get the conversation started today or download our Information Pack to learn more…..

Qualifications we offer:

• CPP20212 Certificate II in Security Operations
• CPP30411 Certificate III in Security Operations
• CPP30607 Certificate III in Investigative Services
• BSB30715 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety
• CPP40707 Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management
• BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
• BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
• BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety
• CPP50611 Diploma of Security and Risk Management

How much does it cost?

RPL qualifications available through Core Security Training range from Certificate II – all the way up to Diploma. Accordingly, prices range from $350 – $1200 per qualification, according to the qualification level.

We also offer special package prices for bulk qualification applications.

You’ll find this information in the ‘Fees and Payment’ tab at the bottom of each qualification page.

Mutual Recognition

Under the Australian Quality Training Framework standards, a qualification or Statement of Attainment issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to a trainee must be recognised by another RTO.​

This means that any certificates issued by Core Security Training will be recognised by any other RTO in Australia. Likewise, if a trainee has been issued with a qualification or statement of attainment by another RTO, Core Security Training is obliged to recognise this. Core Security Training is not required to re-issue a qualification or statement of attainment awarded by other providers for an equivalent qualification, or the same units of competence.