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Keeping the Economy in Perspective

Keeping the Economy in Perspective

July 28, 2022

There’s a lot of chatter about the economy in the news right now… Unemployment, cost of living and interest rates are all on the rise. The media loves to stoke the crazy fire. Fear sells papers as they say. But, just like my irrational intolerance of the sound of people eating, it’s all a matter of perspective… And there is a good news focus, let me explain…

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Getting Unstuck

Getting Unstuck

June 15, 2022

This week, Tricia sits down and talks about overcoming the uncomfortable feeling of being stuck, and how to get yourself "Unstuck"! 

 

Check out the Churchill Education blog post to see the resources Tricia has put together. 

Career Change for Work-Life Balance

Career Change for Work-Life Balance

June 1, 2022

Former NSW Police Inspector, Charlie Hutchins recently achieved an Advanced Diploma of Government (Investigations) and a Diploma of Security and Risk Management through Recognition of Prior Learning. In the following story he discusses career change in order to achieve a better work-life balance, an aha moment with his daughter and advice for others contemplating career change.

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Best Budgeting Bang for Buck Principles

Best Budgeting Bang for Buck Principles

May 4, 2022

Budgeting is not generally considered to be sexy word. But making your money work for you with the help of effective budgeting, particularly with the cost of living on the rise, just got a lot sexier! Here are some tips and tricks from a few of us here at Churchill Education...

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Drive It Like You Stole It: Life Advice From a Leadership Coach

Drive It Like You Stole It: Life Advice From a Leadership Coach

March 23, 2022

Values-based leadership coach, educator and speaker, Tarran Deane recently achieved our top qualification – the Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership, through recognition of prior learning. In the following story Tarran takes us through her career, her passion for equipping inspiring leaders, the satisfaction of coming full circle with her qualification, and some heartfelt advice for all of us.  

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Life is a Classroom and it’s Giving out Diplomas

Life is a Classroom and it’s Giving out Diplomas

March 16, 2022

If we had a dollar for every time we’d heard someone say, ‘I wish I’d known about Recognition of Prior Learning sooner,’ we’d be sipping margaritas on our own private tropical island! But instead, our mission to educate Australia about the career gold that is RPL continues!

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Break the Bias: Show the world your true value

Break the Bias: Show the world your true value

March 8, 2022

At the time of publishing it is International Women’s Day. The theme for 2022 is Break The Bias. The following graduate story is a perfect example of breaking bias in the workplace and being recognised for your true value.

Monash University Hospital Trial Coordinator, Carolyn Harris recently achieved two top diplomas through Recognition of Prior Learning. After thinking she was ‘too old’ to go back to university, she has been accepted into a Bachelor of Organisational Leadership, which will only take her one year to complete instead of three, thanks to her diplomas and experience. These qualifications will finally bring Carolyn in line with her colleagues, give her access to promotional opportunities, more money and greater choice in retirement.

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Career Transition: Bravery is Admitting Enough is Enough

Career Transition: Bravery is Admitting Enough is Enough

March 2, 2022

Former police sergeant and recipient of two Bravery Medals, two Medal of Valour nominations, and a range of other awards, Peter* recently achieved two advanced diplomas through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). In the following story Peter takes us through his career journey, life-threatening experiences and finally getting support to work through PTSD and make a career change. He also discusses the satisfaction of having all his experience recognised through RPL, to go from diploma to advanced diploma level.

 

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Leadership and Management: Everyone Needs a Mentor

Leadership and Management: Everyone Needs a Mentor

February 16, 2022

Leadership and Management: Everyone Needs a Mentor / In the story that follows Churchill Education Co-Founder Tricia Velthuizen shares early experiences of her law career and the importance mentors played in her career progression. Then Churchill Education Trainer, Assessor and Mentor, Melody McNulty shares her mentoring experiences and why she loves it so much.

 

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Ray Boekelaar Story: You Are Your Own Brand

Ray Boekelaar Story: You Are Your Own Brand

February 9, 2022

Senior Consultant (Work Health Safety and Risk Management), Ray Boekelaar recently achieved six of our top qualifications through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) including the Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership. In the following story Ray discusses his career history, finding himself in senior level management with very few qualifications to show for it, the joy of gaining the recognition he has worked hard for, surviving cancer and the discovery of a surprise brother!

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