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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 candidate if being assessed by a different assessor, or at a different time or place.

  • Definitions and appropriate responses are documented and clear to assessors.

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 candidate if being assessed by a different assessor, or at a different time or place.

• Definitions and appropriate responses are documented and clear to assessors.

fair and Respectful
• Processes ande procedures are unbiased and trustworthy (credible
– there are optional ways to prove learning.
• Processes and procedures are not cumbersome.
• An appeal mechanism is provided.
• Processes reduce barriers by:
– being non-discriminatory, culturally appropriate and inclusive,
– using plain language to ensure all communication is clear,
– valuing uniqueness of the candidate,
– avoiding unfair exclusion and
– avoiding favouritism.

Valid
Processes, procedures and methods of assessment are reasonable and lead to the identification of acquired knowledge, skills and experience, as stipulated for the relevant qualification or part qualification, and nothing more or less than that.

flexible
• ossessment methods are time and cost efficient.
• A variety of effective assessment options are available.
• Re-assessment is possible

Rigorous
• RPL assessment methods are extremely thorough and:
– fit for purpose,
– reflect a consistent level of higher cognitive challenge,
– appropriate for the related NQF Level,

 

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