The NTA is inviting eligible Namibians with advanced vocational and and technicals skills and hands-on experience in their respective fields to register for its upcoming Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment Round.
RPL is the process of formally recognising skills and knowledge acquired over years, regardless of how, when and where such learning occurred. NTA RPL Coordinator, Moses Tjirare (photo) told The Stakeholder that many such candidates now had the opportunity to apply for RPL Assessment in selected occupational areas. “The NTA has identified RPL as part of its funding interventions under the Key Priority Training Grant Funding Window of the VET Levy. Such RPL assessments can result in recognised qualifications for many candidates. If selected, they will undergo assessment within current industry standards and obtain qualifications that may add value to their personal portfolios”, Tjirare explained.
Prospective applicants for RPL on Level 2 should have a minimum of three years relevant working experience, while a minimum of five years relevant working experience is required from applicants for Level 3. Such experience may include community work, volunteer work, previous training or any other relevant life experiences. Occupation- specific application forms can be accessed through the ‘Downloads’ section on the NTA corporate website www.nta.com.na , or collected at the NTA’s Assessment and Certification Division, Routh Street, Northern Industria, Windhoek.
Completed application forms should be hand-delivered or couriered to the NTA Head Office, Rand Street, Khomasdal, or one the following Vocational Training Centres (VTCs): Eenhana VTC; Rundu VTC; Okakarara VTC: Valombola VTC; Windhoek VTC; and Zambezi VTC.
Upon selection, applicants will be invited for an induction workshop where they will receive training in gathering and sampling evidence pertaining to the products of their work. Such evidence may include photographs, articles, letters, reports, testimonials, and reference letters.
Tjirare encourages eligible candidates to grab the opportunity and to submit applications before the deadline of Thursday, 30th June 2016.“Participating in this RPL assessment round will certainly enhance the knowledge and skills of a participant who will be formally awarded with a National Qualifications Framework-registered qualification, that in turn can boost career growth and exposure to lifelong learning”, he emphasised.