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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL STEP by STEP explanation:

Step by Step explanation to complete the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) per candidate. The details below are taken exactly from the QCTO guidelines for the process of RPL and the requirements thereof:

Explain the RPL Process and provide information on expected requirements and self-assessments:

STEP 1: The Skills Development Provider (SDP) sends a Quotation on request for Recognition of Prior

              Learning (RPL) to the candidate. When the quotation is accepted, the candidate will be Invoiced

              and as soon as payment reflects in the bank the next step follows.

STEP 2: Self-assessment Documentation is sent to the candidate.

STEP 3: The candidate prepares and completes the required self-assessment and submits it to

    , with the relevant proof and substantive material.

STEP 4: Candidate contacts the SDP via E-mail (, requesting an official Assessment

              Meeting between the candidate and the SDP. It is a requirement that such a meeting takes place

              in person between the parties and only in merited circumstances may such a meeting take place

              via video conference and not in person.

STEP 5: Formal Assessment Meeting takes place between the SDP and the candidate and on occasion

              the SDP might require the candidate to complete a written test in order to make a fair and

              equitable decision regarding RPL and the scope thereof.

STEP 6: The Skills Development Provider (SDP) then completes their own Formal Assessment and       

              determination on the candidate and compiles a POE portfolio (Portfolio Of Evidence) on the

              candidate. The SDP then provides the candidate with their Official Results and Feedback

              (outcome of their RPL) and submits the candidate’s details to QCTO so that the candidate is

              registered on the QCTO System.

STEP 7: After the determination of RPL, the candidate can then continue, as follows:

  • If the candidate needs to still complete OUTSTANDING Courses / Modules on the QCTO Qualification: Health & Safety Quality Practitioner (SAQA ID: 99714, QCTO ID: 226302001), the outcome and details of OUTSTANDING Courses / Modules will be indicated on the Official RPL Assessment outcome from the Skills Development Providers (SDP). This will assist the candidate to complete the balance of Requirements for the Qualification and the candidate is required to enrol for the OUTSTANDING Courses / Modules on the ISO NET (Pty) Ltd Training Academy Website. Prices and the duration of the OUTSTANDING elements will be discussed between the candidate and ISO NET (Pty) Ltd. Only after completing the OUTSTANDING Courses / Modules, the candidate moves to the step directly below.
  • If candidate has complied with the full requirements of the QCTO Qualification: Health & Safety Quality Practitioner (SAQA ID: 99714, QCTO ID: 226302001), he / she will need to be enrolled for the Summative Assessment (Exit Exam) for the Qualification, via ISO NET (Pty) Ltd at QCTO. QCTO decides whether a candidate is indeed fit to undergo the Summative Assessment and might require documentation and proof from the SDP / candidate before enrolling the candidate for the Summative Assessment.

STEP 8: The Candidate will receive the accredited Qualification: Health & Safety Quality Practitioner

              (SAQA ID: 99714, QCTO ID: 226302001) from QCTO, once the Summative Assessment is passed.

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