Our awards and accreditations

Why we’ve been named a Trailblazer in the Australian Education and Training Awards

Award-Winning Training

We’re proud to be named winners of the 2021 Trailblazer (RTO) award in the Australian Education and Training Awards.

This award was designed to recognise accredited training institutes that are leaders, innovators and change-makers in the education space through three main criteria:

  • Learner focus: How does your institution position learners at the core?
  • Curriculum design and innovation: How does your institution innovate its course content and delivery formats?
  • Partnerships and industry links: How does your institution adapt its courses and learning materials to meet the needs of learners and the industry?

These key criteria align perfectly with our three main drivers: Courses designed for success, a focus on student experience, and the creation of real outcomes.

Learn more about how we’re blazing the trail for adult learners.

Discover our award-winning formula

To be recognised as leaders, innovators, and change-makers in VET is a humbling and hugely exciting moment for us!

Real outcomes, flexibility, and high-quality support have been the cornerstone of our mission since we started operating 12 years ago. We truly believe that education can empower individuals and it is a privilege to work in this industry. Lifelong learning is our passion, and we are excited to continue pushing education boundaries as we strive to get better and better at what we do.

Sarah Sabell / CEO

Nationally Accredited Qualifications

We proudly provide Nationally Recognised Training so our students can trust the our courses are designed to set them up for success.

Nationally Recognised Training

The College for Adult Learning is proud to be an established Registered Training Organisation (RTO) providing nationally accredited and endorsed qualifications in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

We adhere to the Australian Qualifications Framework, delivering Nationally Recognised Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses online.

This means our qualifications are recognised by all Australian Universities, TAFEs and other private RTOs as well as being respected in the workforce across all Australian states and territories.

VET qualifications and training packages are developed in consultation with the industry sectors and their associations – including the Australian HR Institute (AHRI), Artibus and the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) – so you can be certain that the units are specially designed to deliver the skills that your industry needs.

Learn more about Accredited Training

We've upskilled professionals across Australia and internationally

Industry Accreditations and Partnerships

We’re proud to partner with internationally respected industry bodies to set the standard and deliver real outcomes to our students.

Australian Human Resources Institute Accreditation (AHRI)

For the second time in a row, CAL has received accreditation for our HR Diploma courses, Diploma of Human Resource Management (BSB50320) and the superseded Diploma of Human Resources Management (BSB50618) course from the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

CAL was the first RTO to get our course accredited in 2020 and are currently one of the only RTOs offering an AHRI-accredited Diploma of Human Resource Management. 

Meeting the criteria for course accreditation is the ultimate recognition that the diploma core units map onto the AHRI Model of Excellence for HR Practitioners and Academics, an internationally recognised benchmark of best-practice standards in the Human Resources industry.

Depending on which course you’re studying and the membership level you’re eligible for, membership benefits may include:

  • Exclusive resources and professional development events to help you become job-ready
  • Free member-only networking forums to build your professional network
  • Electronic or printed copy of the HRM monthly magazine
  • Access to ASK:AHRI Helpline
  • Exclusive discounted short courses
  • Opportunity to undertake the certification program to become recognised as an AHRI Certified HR Practitioner (CPHR)

Learn more about studying Human Resources

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

CAL has received endorsement for our Diploma of Project Management (BSB50820) and Diploma of Project Management (specialising in Construction) (BSB50820) courses from the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), the premier, longest-serving body for project management in Australia.

Having passed a rigorous review by AIPM auditors, adding an AIPM-endorsed diploma to your repertoire demonstrates your commitment to project management professional development and the elevation of industry practices.

As an AIPM Member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Access to largest most exclusive online community of project managers
  • Certification and Industry recognition at a Certified Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP) level
  • Online access to project management resources and templates
  • Access to career opportunities through personalised and curated online jobs marketplace
  • Invitation to exclusive member-only events
  • Events and webinars at discounted rates

Learn more about studying Project Management

Institute of Managers and Leaders ANZ (IML)

The Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML) is the gold standard-setting professional body for management and leadership competence and excellence. For more than 80 years, they have been supporting professionals on their leadership journey from interns to CEOs.

CAL has partnered with IML for our strong alignment in values and the belief that managers and leaders impact people’s lives in ways that are felt far beyond the workplace. By helping to create better managers and leaders, we are making a real difference.

As an IML Member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Member-only exclusive events, initiatives, workshops, masterclasses and thought leadership roundtables
  • Access to IML member lounges in Australian capital cities
  • Member-only pricing for IML’s people analytics tools including 360° feedback, DISC, Genos and benchmarking tools
  • Tailor your development journey with the Member Portal and Leadership Direct resource database
  • Stay updated with expert-written content and newsletters on the latest in leadership and management
  • Use of IML’s nationally and internationally recognised post-nominals (IMLa)

Learn more about studying Leadership and Management

Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA)

RIMPA is the longest serving peak body for industry practitioners in the southern hemisphere. RIMPA actively promotes best practice, sets industry standards and fosters professional development across all business sectors and educational institutions.

We’re proud to announce our Diploma of Business (Records and Information Management) (BSB50120) has received accreditation from RIMPA. By adding a RIMPA-accredited diploma to your repertoire, you’re demonstrating expertise and commitment to the records management profession with skills that promote best practice and meet industry standards.

As an RIMPA Member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Access to the online community resources library
  • Discounted tickets to attend State branch events
  • Access to the New Professionals program
  • 10 x free convention registrations via an application process through state branch recommendations
  • Discounted registration fees to attend RIMPA’s annual convention RIMPA Live
  • Opportunity to enter the mentoring program

Learn more about studying Records and information management

Australian Institute of Office Professionals (AIOP)

AIOP is Australia’s only national membership association for Administrative Professionals, focused on raising the profile of the profession across the business community. AIOP strives to develop its members professionally and personally through educational pathways, professional development events, and webinars.

CAL provides an opportunity for its students to become members of AIOP and connect with over 200,000 administrative professionals worldwide to further develop their professional networks.

As an AIOP Member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Developing networks to advance career opportunities
  • Access to education pathways to further career prospects
  • Discounted registration fees for AIOP events in Australia and globally with other selected conferences and education providers
  • Opportunity for mentor/mentee pathways
  • Exclusive member offers with partner organisations

Learn more about studying Business

Ben - CAL Project Management Graduate

Ben - CAL Project Management Graduate

Real Outcomes Guarantee (Ribbon)

Real Outcomes. Guaranteed.

Our Real Outcomes Guarantee is our commitment to you and your career goals, ensuring that your studies will give you real-world benefits.

Our team, assessments and feedback are all focused on helping you in your career, not just completing your course. As the only RTO offering this, our guarantee is part of our ongoing work to go beyond just a piece of paper.

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Real Outcomes. Guaranteed.

Our Real Outcomes Guarantee is our commitment to you and your career goals, ensuring that your studies will give you real-world benefits.

This guarantee is part of our ongoing work to support you beyond your study journey. Our team, assessments and feedback are all focused on helping you in your career, not just passing your course.

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