Circular 3/2002 SANC RPL implementation guidelines and quality assurance standards (a discussion document)

8 April 2002

To all Nursing Education Institutions, Non-Training Institutions and Stakeholders


South African Nursing Council Recognition of Prior Learning Implementation Guidelines and Quality Assurance Standards (A Discussion Document)


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is one of the central pillars of the  National Qualifications Framework and is seen as a mechanism for facilitating access to further learning as well as accelerated progression through qualifications for adults who may have creditable learning developed in contexts outside the formal education system.

These guidelines are intended to provide a framework for the implementation of RPL in the nursing profession.

Stakeholders are requested to comment and input into the document.


Inputs should be submitted to the Communication Section of Council on or before 6 June 2002, for attention:

Ms L Jele
Senior Communication Officer
Tel (012) 420-1066
Fax (012) 343-5400


Your co-operation in this regard will be highly appreciated.


Grace Ramadi (Dr)
for Registrar and Chief Executive Officer