Do you know how to assemble and set up basic security systems? Or how to install and maintain cabling for multiple access to telecommunication services? Do you develop and connect electrical control circuits? If these are tasks you regularly perform on the job, as an electrician, in refrigeration and air conditioning, in photovoltaics, or in telecommunications, you may already have the skills and knowledge to earn an impressive new qualification.
Whether you’ve learned your skills on the job, as a volunteer, or are even self-taught, that knowledge could earn you a Certificate III in Electrotechnology. Through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), what you know can earn you the qualification you need to get ahead through a simple process of skills recognition. No additional, long hours in classrooms. No expensive study fees. Simply collate evidence which proves that you know all the right stuff (that is, the qualification’s core and elective units of competency), fulfill all qualification requirements, and you could be on the pathway to success.
The Skills Recognition Process
Observe the core and elective units of your qualification. These are the units that you will have to prove your competency in. The aim is to map your evidence against each required unit.
You’ll do this by collating your resume, references, letters of recommendation, and photos and videos of your work. Don’t forget any workshops, seminars, or site competencies you have. If you hold any tickets, such as for forklifts, cranes, elevating work platforms or an electro-related ones, those are helpful as well. Everything will go into your portfolio, building the case for the award of your new credentials.
Scheduling a consultation, or completing a free online skills review is all that is required to get started. Skilled RPL Specialists will help you through the process, advising and directing your efforts. Examples of evidence might include:
• Photos or videos of your work
• Job descriptions
• Memos and letters
• References from supervisors
• Performance reviews
• Training diaries
• Meeting minutes
• Samples of work
• Reviews of logbooks
• References from employers
• Simulations of a work activity
• Role plays
• Team meeting notes
• Anything additional supporting document
Once a portfolio of documentation demonstrates that you can sufficiently perform the required tasks and duties (units of competency), the rest is easy. While the process maintains high standards of confidentiality, if the work you do is protected by Intellectual Property Rights or Trademarks, do check with your employer to ensure you are acting in accordance with the rules.
If you’ve been working with wiring, electronics, cables, and telecommunication equipment, you know these things. Likewise, if you’ve been working in air conditioning and refrigeration, photovoltaics energy systems, LV grids, substation maintenance and operation, or flow maintenance, it is time your valuable skills were given the attention they deserve.
Skills recognition and RPL services leading to hundreds of different qualifications have earned hard-working individuals like you exciting promotions, challenging new positions, and new careers. An easy, online inquiry gets things started, and within a few weeks, you might have already earned the qualification you’ve always wanted.
Electrotechnology is an exciting field with opportunities in construction, multinational corporations, and/or your own business. Recharge your career batteries with an RPL qualification today. It’s the easiest and fastest promotion you’ll ever receive.