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Identify the practical skills for each occupational responsibility During  the practical skills required for each occupational responsibility are identified. More than one practical skill should be identified for each responsibility. All practical skills linked to a specific responsibility should be at the same NQF level. This might result in the identification of more occupational responsibilities to reflect additional levels and allow for building blocks. It should be noted that some QDFs find it easier to start with this step and then to cluster the practical skills into occupational responsibilities  Either…

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Principles for Quality RPL Services

Principles for Quality RPL Services Guiding Principles are essential and key to all aspects of quality. The eight guiding principles for quality delivery of RPL services, as outlined below, are meant to be referenced as a collective approach to practice, and not to be used as stand-alone principles accessible Information on processes and services is available, accessible and comprehensive, and responsive to applicant questions on processes, procedures, timelines, costs and opportunities. Reliable  /  consistent Assessment processes are well grounded  to ensure that the same results will be achieved by a…

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Quality assurance and RPL Systems  

Quality assurance and RPL Systems Quality Assurance is a planned and systematic review process. It provides confidence that acceptable standards are being met, and aims for continuous improvement. Quality in RPL can be described as “the establishment of and adherence to policies, processes, and assessment practices that maximize candidates’ opportunities to fully and accurately demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience.” A quality RPL system ensures that a candidate’s learning is recognized regardless of where it was acquired. All learning – whether formal, informal, or non-formal – is valuable and should be…

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Occupational Responsibilities An occupational responsibility

Occupational Responsibilities An occupational responsibility refers to a cluster or group of practical skills that must be performed to produce a specific product or service or a component thereof. It is thus a summary of a number of practical skills at a specific level of complexity. Each occupational responsibility becomes the title of a practical skill module in the curriculum. Some QDFs find it easier to start with Step B4.1 (Identify the occupational responsibilities) whilst others find it easier to start with Step B4.2 (Identify practical skills). In essence it…

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Occupational qualification

Occupational qualification The occupational qualification is a combination of the external assessment specifications and aspects of the curriculum and is generated by the occupational qualification capturing tool. Where applicable, the occupational qualification will also reflect associated part qualifications. The preparation of the occupational qualification is the responsibility of the QDF. Even though most fields will be populated (by the occupational qualification capturing tool), some items from the process report (generated by the DQP) must be included by the QDF in the qualification. This includes the registered qualifications to be replaced,…

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Explain the RPL Process

Explain the RPL Process Step 1 explain the RPL Process Information is provided to help candidates understand what RPL is and the process to be followed. The aim is to help candidates determine whether RPL services offered are relevant and appropriate to their needs. The information must: Be clearly written and shows each step in the RPL process (as it relates to the candidate). Be available in print and / or electronic f State costs and time-lines. Describe roles and responsibilities of the staff involved in the RPL process and…

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