SACAP : Invitation to serve on the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment panel
03 March 2016
Posted by: Jacquie Cullis
SACAP INVITES INTERESTED PERSONS TO APPLY TO SERVE ON A PANEL WHO WILL BE APPOINTED AS ASSESSORS FOR THE SACAP RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) PROCESS.
The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) is legally charged with regulating the architectural profession in South Africa in terms of the Architectural Profession Act, 2000 (Act No. 44 of 2000) (the Act).
The architectural profession includes architects, senior architectural technologists, architectural technologists, draughtspersons in each of those categories, all of whom are required to be registered by SACAP.
The purpose of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process which has been sanctioned by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), is to assess previously acquired knowledge and skills of an application applying for professional registration in one of the four categories identified in the Act, and/or to register as a candidate in any of those categories and/or to write the Professional Practice Examination leading to registration.
The Council therefore now invites interested persons in all PROVINCES to submit their applications for consideration as possible members of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment panel that will be appointed, as and when necessary, until the end of the Council’s term of office in 2018.
The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment panel members must consist of at least —
(a) a professional with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in the field of architecture; and/or
(b) a professional who has a minimum of 5 years’ experience in architectural education.
Persons who have the appropriate skills, expertise and experience under either (a) and (b), coupled with the passion and drive to add value and contribute to the transformation of the architectural profession, are requested to submit their applications to SACAP.
The closing for applications : Monday, 22 March 2016.
In respect of (a), RPs in all categories - architects, senior architectural technologists, architectural technologists and draughtspersons - are encouraged to apply.
Applications should consist of the following:
1. A letter of application (comprising a maximum of two pages) explaining the applicant’s reason for applying and the value s/he believes s/he could add to SACAP in the particular field of (RPL).
2. An abridged CV (comprising a maximum of three pages) highlighting her/his academic qualifications, professional registrations, and experience in the architectural profession.
Applications should either be delivered by hand to:
The Registrar/CEO, SACAP, 1st Floor, Lakeside Place, Cnr Ernest Oppenheimer Ave and Queen Street, Bruma, 2198 (between 08h00 – 16h30 Monday – Friday) or
by post to : The Registrar/CEO, SACAP, P O Box 408, Bruma, 2026
by e-mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org
All enquiries should be directed to Mahlodi Buthelezi on 011 479-5000.
Applicants will be short-listed and recommended for the appointment to the panel at rates determined by SACAP from time to time.
Those persons appointed to the panel may be required to undergo orientation and training, as required by the Council.
SACAP reserves the right not to appoint applicants to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment panel.