National RPL Conference: Implementing RPL: Tried-and-tested, tools, templates

23 February 2014 - 26 February 2014, Kopanong Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa


The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is pleased to announce the National Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) conference, the theme of which is Implementing RPL: Tried-and-tested, tools, templates. The conference builds on the outcomes of the National RPL Conference: Bridging and expanding existing islands of excellent practice (Kopanong, Johannesburg, 2011) which focused on effective delivery models for RPL, credible quality assurance of RPL, and resourcing RPL.

At the National RPL Conference: Bridging and expanding islands of existing excellent practice, it was clear that a wealth of experience had been gained regarding implementing RPL across the board since 1994. It was also evident that a rich body of research has informed this work. One of the conference outputs was the Resolution and Working Document on RPL (This document outlines what is needed to bridge islands of existing excellent practice towards a national RPL system in South Africa. It gives clear pointers relating to effective delivery and quality assurance of RPL, and resourcing RPL. It also makes a number of recommendations towards addressing barriers affecting systemic development of RPL.

See the Conference Programme (PDF)


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