Human Resources RPL Programme - Academy of York

Human Resources RPL Programme

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Human Resource Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

FET Certificate: Human Resources Management and Practice Support NQF L4 SAQA ID 67463 And/Or

National Diploma: Human Resources Management and Practice Support NQF L5 SAQA ID 61592

Course Overview

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) is a process of comparing your knowledge and skills against the criteria for a qualification or part thereof. The process involves the identification, mediation, assessment and acknowledgement of knowledge and skills obtained through informal, non-formal and / or formal learning. The knowledge aspect comes from any past courses in the field of HR such as short courses, seminars or qualifications. The skills, aspects are proved by the work you are currently doing or have done in the past.

By providing evidence of this knowledge and skills, a successful participant could attain the qualification in 6 months or less.

Depending on your level of knowledge and skills, you could qualify for either the FET Certificate or the National Diploma. Both of these qualifications are accredited by SABPP and registered with SAQA.

FET Certificate1 to 2 years HR-related work experience

People credited with this qualification are able to:

  • Collect, collate and distribute information related to people management in line with a given plan.
  • Provide advice or refer to the appropriate person in response to queries of organisational procedures related to people management.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of people dynamics and the impact in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the functioning of business and the role and contribution of individuals within organisations.

The must also be able to support the implementation of processes and systems related to Human Resources Management and Practices in all of the following role clusters:

  • Strategic planning for Human Resources Management practices, people and work.
  • Acquisition, development and utilisation of people.
  • Establishment and improvement of labour and employee relations.
  • Compensation and administration related to Human Resources Management and Practices.

National Diploma4 years or more HR-related work experience

This diploma will be beneficial to people who execute and manage some aspects of the core processes and practices at a basic level across the four role clusters in Human Resources Management and Practices:

  • Strategic planning for Human Resources Management practices, people and work.
  • Acquisition, development and utilisation of people.
  • Establishment and improvement of labour and employee relations.
  • Compensation and administration related to human resources management and practices

This qualification will enable graduates to enter learning programmes for a generalist degree in Human Resources Management and Practices and could serve as a requirement for professional registration at associate level.

RPL Process and Procedure:

  1. Fully complete RPL Application Document and send it back to AOY with other required documents.
  2. AOY will process documentation to determine if the applicant qualifies for either HR FET or National Diploma. This process may take up to 2 weeks to finalise.
  3. Once confirmed, the applicant will receive a RPL Acceptance Letter and RPL Registration Document which needs to be completed and returned to the college. The applicant will use this form to match his/her experience with the Unit Standards or Specialisation fields given, and provide evidence of such.
  4. Within 10 days of receipt of RPL Registration Document, your personal RPL coordinator will contact you to confirm what evidence will be required to complete the full RPL process. Please note that each Specialization Field will require at least 3 forms of evidence.
  5. Once all evidence has been assessed, the applicant will be required to write the Centralised Final Integrated Summative Assessment. Exam venues are available in all major South African cities (please contact us for specific venues and dates). Fees for the Centralised Final Integrated Summative Assessment are not covered within the RPL fee . The current SABPP fee is R1,350 and is subject to change. A minimum mark of 65% is required before either the Certificate or Diploma can be awarded.
  6. Your RPL coordinator will be available throughout the process to ensure your success.

FET Qualification Outline

Applicant to choose at least 24 ELECTIVE credits over and above 60 Core and 56 Fundamental compulsory credits as outlined below. Please note, if you have the appropriate Grade 12 / Matric Certificate, some or all of the Fundamental Unit Standards can be acknowledged upfront as achieved, and then you do not need to complete them as part of your Portfolio of Evidence

National Diploma Qualification Outline

Applicant to choose at least 48 ELECTIVE credits over and above 174 Core and 27 Fundamental compulsory credits as outlined below.

HUMAN RESOURCE Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL
HR FET Certificate (67463) HR National Diploma(61592)
Once off payment price: R8,000 Once off payment price: R13,500
Payment Plan: R1,000 over 8.8 months (R8,800) Payment Plan: R1,500 over 10 months (R15,000)
Non-refundable application fee: R1,000 Non-refundable application fee: R1,500

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