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Qualifications available for RPL

Each academic department accepting RPL applications has its own information requirements and screening questionnaire linked to their entry requirements. In addition if you want to apply for RPL – Exemption, the subject specific knowledge requirements is also part of the part of the screening information you are required to submit.


Qualifications available for RPL in 2020 RPL Types Additional Information requirements
Faculty of Business and Management Sciences
Diploma in Accountancy Access Accountancy Requirements
Diploma in Hospitality  Access and exemptions Hospitality Requirements
Diploma in Management Access and exemptions Management Requirements
Diploma: Human Resources Management (HRM) Access and exemptions Human Resources Requirements
Diploma: Marketing Access and exemptions Marketing Requirements
Diploma in Public Administration Access  Public Administration Requirements
Diploma in Business Information and Administration (BIA) Access and exemptions BIA Requirements
Diploma in Tourism Management   Tourism Requirements
Diploma in Events Management Access Events Requirements
Diploma in Retail Management Access  Retail Requirements
Diploma in Sport Management  Access  Information required in support of your RPL application will be made available during June.
Diploma in Operations Management Access   Ops Management Requirements
BA: Paralegal Studies Access  Information required in support of your RPL application will be made available during June.
Faculty of Informatics and Design

Diploma: Architectural Technology

Access and exemptions


Architecture/Interior Design Subject Evidence Requirements

Architecture/Interior Design Portfolio of Evidence Requirements


Diploma: Interior Design

Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology  
Diplomas in Information  and Communication Technology (ICT) Access and exemptions
Design Qualifications If you would like to apply for one of the design qualifications and you regard yourself as a Designer, with sufficient experience, please send an email to the RPL inbox. 
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment 
Diploma: Building Access and Exemptions Information required in support of your RPL application will be made available during June.
Advanced Diploma in Construction Management Access Construction Requirements
Quality related qualifications Advanced Standing If you are working in quality control or similar field please sent an email to the RPL inbox
Faculty of Health and Wellness
Qualifications in Emergency Management Care (EMS)                                                            CPUT DEMS Brochure
Bachelor in Nursing RPL is not available in Nursing for the 2021 in-take.



 During the current lockdown we, unfortunately, are not on campus, please set an email to

Phone: 021 959 6611 (All enquiries) or 021 460 3590 (Enquiries for the Business orientated qualifications).


  • Tick the RPL box on the front page of the CPUT application form.
  • Due to the COVID -19 regulation we are presently unable to receive your application in person. If you are able to scan and email your application and supporting documentation to it will be highly appreciated. We still need the hardcopy for verification purposes
  • Please courier or post your application to the Bellville Campus:

By courier:

By post:

RPL Unit c/o Admissions

Administration building

CPUT – Bellville campus

Symphony Road

Belhar, 7535, Bellville

RPL Unit c/o Admissions

Administration building

P O Box 1906



  • Closing date for RPL applications is the 31 August 2020 for the Academic year 2021