Resources > Presentations from research events

Enhancing the implementation of the SA NQF: DHET Research Colloquium - RPL for access to undergraduate and postgraduate study

Date posted:


Publication year:


Corporate author/s:

University of the Western Cape (UWC)

Person/s author/s:

Ralphs, Alan





This presentation focuses on the following topics: 2008-2016 An emerging RPL policy framework; RPL Policy Definitions 1998-2013; the Council for Higher Education 2016. The overarching research question posed is: What needs to change for RPL to become a more optimally inclusive and effective practice in mediating the complexities of knowledge recognition and certification in and across different learning pathways and communities of practice in a differentiated but interdependent NQF? This if followed by discussions on: RPL Research: Lines of Enquiry; RPL for Access to Undergraduate Study; Portfolio Development Course for Access to Undergraduate Study: Navigation Tools; Feasibility studies on RPL for Access to Professional Programmes; Findings: RPL for access to professional programmes in higher education; Some concerns: coherence, efficiency, impact and sustainability; RPL Programme Stats UWC 2011-2016; DHET RPL Coordination Policy (2016); and Gender Experience and knowledge in adult learning: Alisoun's daughters.

There are no related research posts.

There is no related news.

There are no related events.

Establishing a foundation for labour market information systems in South Africa >

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the key issues and problems in establishing a labour market information system in an emerging economy. The paper is structured as follows: section one considers some of the key high-level foundat...

Developing a framework for understanding SETA performance: Monitoring and Evaluating their role in skills planning, steering and enabling supply within their sector >

The paper begins by exploring the central issue highlighted in a number of research reports on the SETAs: the absence of a shared understanding of their role. The paper argues that multiple objectives have an adverse effect on the performance of the...

A catchment study around the location of TVET colleges (South West Gauteng TVET College) >

The University of Western Cape requested a study on the Geographic Profiling of TVET colleges across South Africa. The purpose of this study was to profile each college to identify business and commercial activities within a nearby vicinity. As part...

Made to measure? Some international reflections on developing VET Indicators >

The DHET Labour Market Intelligence project is one of the largest scale attempts globally in recent years to develop systems and capacity to measure the performance of post-compulsory education and training systems. As such, it offers the prospect of...

Chasing credentials and mobility: Private higher education in South Africa >

This books brings a different set of lenses to bear on what has become the subject of intense contestation, of 'media hype', in South Africa: the private provision of higher education. This books seeks to provide a way to move beyond any polarisation...

Planning with purpose: The use of labour market intelligence for skills planning in South Africa >

This report is the final product of a 17 month-long Skills Planning Dialogue, funded by the EU-South Africa Dialogue Facility, with the aim of supporting the establishment by the Department of Higher Education and Training of a 'credible institutiona...

Enhancing employability: What can be done to improve TVET students' chances of finding work? >

Unemployment of young people in South Africa is regarded as a crisis that needs urgent intervention. Disaffected and disillusioned youth are a potential threat to the long-term stability of the society as a whole. When graduates from institutions suc...

Measuring individual transitions and trajectories: A methodology to inform targeted policy implementation >

This presentation focuses on the following key points: that aggregate performance is a blunt measure; the notion of 'limited insight, less reliable'; trajectories technique leads to significant insights for policy intervention; and the need for a mor...