Specific requirements for RPL for Credit and Access to EISA

Specific requirements for RPL for Credit and Access to EISA

RPL for credit provides for the formal award of credits for, or towards a qualification or part- qualification registered on the NQF.

RPL for access to External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) entails a process of all evaluating and recognising all the required knowledge, skills and experience required for the qualification.

In order to apply for an EISA, an applicant must submit to the accredited assessment centre:

  • An application form
  • Proof that the applicant has completed all the curriculum components required for the qualification; and
  • Proof of compliance with any medical or legal requirement applicable to the relevant


An applicant who has completed an RPL process may substitute a portfolio of evidence in place of the proofs listed above.

Such a portfolio should include:

  • Application form
  • Candidate evaluation / interview checklist

Curriculum content overview

  • Evaluation criteria for
  • Knowledge
  • Practical
  • Workplace observation / experience
  • Practical skills checklist
  • Assessment / evaluation report
  • Appeals form
  • Access recommendation
  • Statement of results
canDiDate PeRSPectiVe RPL PRoViDeR


eMPLoYeR PeRSPectiVe
1 Get information about RPL services Explain the RPL process Provide detailed information about work experience requirements
2 Compare knowledge, skills and experience (KSE) to qualification requirements Provide information on expected requirements for the qualification Provide detailed information on work activities to be signed off
3 Gather and prepare evidence of learning for evaluation and complete gap training Evaluate application and identify gaps or recommend the candidate for External Inte- grated Summative Assessment (EISA)  


4 Receive application outcomes/results and plan next steps Conduct training for gap closure OR issue a Statement of Results to candidate to register for EISA and link candidate with an assessment centre for EISA  


5 Sit for External Integrated Summative  Assessment (EISA)

Receive assessment results and plan next steps

Provide assessment results  


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