In order to launch the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in 2007, the Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA) formulated an RPL Policy to stipulate broad guidelines with regard to the RPL
implementation. The policy was drafted based on international best practices as a result of various
consultations and collaboration with organisations like Commonwealth of Learning (COL),
UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning (UIL) and Académie de la Reunion. In essence, the policy
had laid much emphasis on the various stages of the RPL Process and its benefits to stakeholders.
Emphasis was also made on the quality assurance aspect of the system with the registration of RPL
Facilitators and Assessors.