Calls for applications and application forms for the community development training and short term courses are usually made in May and sent to SPC’s focal points and line ministries. These are further posted in PACWIN and listserv networks and to agencies or organizations who are interested in this type of training.
As of 2009, recruitment will be posted to national dailies to encourage a wider pool of candidates and increase efficiency in the process.
The Focal Line Ministry sends nomination which is screened at SPC and final official list of approved candidates are sent by SPC to focal line ministries pending receipt of medical reports. Successful candidates are advised and responsible agencies and line focal points advise CETC of travel itineraries.
Recognition of prior learning and current competencies
CETC recognises your current skills, knowledge and attitudes regardless of how, when or where they were obtained. Some of these were acquired from informal or nonformal training or through work experience (paid/unpaid) and from everyday experiences.. This is called RPL/RCC or Recognition of Prior Learning / Recognition of Current Competence.
CETC will conduct full RPL/RCC assessments to evaluate the credit you can receive for your education, training and employment prior to starting the course. For example, if you’ve already worked in communities and has demonstrated knowledge and skills in the course you will undertake, CETC will recognise this. This way you’ll have official recognition for skills you already have and can reduce the number of standards you need to complete your qualification.
The advantages of RPL/RCC
RPL/RCC may allow you to complete your course in a shorter period of time and at less cost.
RPL means that you don’t have to repeat or waste time learning what you’ve already learned.
RPL increases your career and education options through official recognition of your skills and knowledge.
RPL allows for greater flexibility in which areas of study you wish to pursue.
How to apply for RPL/RCC
The RPL/RCC process requires you to complete the following steps:
1. You will receive a Course Enrolment form once you’ve been selected to study at CETC.
2. Complete the Course Enrolment form and place a tick against all units of the course for which you seek recognition. (Seek advice from CETC if necessary.)
3. Provide evidence that you already have the relevant skills, knowledge and attitudes to get recognition for the units that you’ve ticked. Evidence must be authentic, valid, current and in sufficient detail/ Evidence may include:
Certified copies of school reports or certificates from courses you’ve taken
References from colleagues, supervisors or employers
Proof of employment (e.g. a log book)
Letters of support from senior managers/supervisors or Heads of agencies
Examples or samples of your work.
4. Finally, sign and date the enrolment form and send it to CETC.
Applying for Record of Learning
Individuals receive a Record of Learning (ROL) when they graduate. They are able to apply for a ROL that lists units standards as a separate process for a fee if they misplace their original. The fee for this service is to be made payable to CETC before the release of the ROL.