Our Accreditation

Our Accreditation

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College SA is a registered Private FET College in South Africa. We are a respected Distance Learning (Home Study) provider of FET-Level education to our students.


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The importance of accreditation

When a college or a university wants to make sure the courses they offer will be accepted by employers and companies in South Africa (or even overseas), they seek accreditation from relevant accreditation bodies. To obtain such accreditation, a college or university must agree to, and follow, certain rules and standards put forward by the particular accreditation body.


While each industry has its own accreditation bodies, there is one source of accreditation that is pivotal to all educational institutes in South Africa – recognition by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).


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To be regarded as legitimate, a college must be registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training. This ensures that basic standards are maintained. If the college then receives additional accreditation from another institution, these standards may become even higher. Further accreditation adds to a college’s reputation, credibility, and course value.


Taking a course from an accredited institute is important if you want a qualification that will be acknowledged by your future employers. Employers want to know that the training you have received is in fact valid and up to a particular standard.


College SA’s Accreditation

College SA is a well-established South African distance learning college. Over the years, we have acquired accreditation from a number of important South African institutes. There are:


The Department of Higher Education and Training

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is the most important accreditation body for any kind of college or university in South Africa.



College SA, registered as SA College of Home Study (pty) Ltd, is Provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Further Education and Training (FET) College. This was done in terms of the Further Education and Training Colleges Act (16 of 2006)Accreditation 08


Our Registration Number is: 2009/FE07/099, and our Certificate Number is: 0362-P.




Umalusi is the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training. It is an institute that sets and monitors educational standards in Accreditation 09accordance with the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF).


College SA has obtained Provisional Accreditation from Umalusi to offer the National Certificate in Engineering Studies N1 – N3 qualification.



FASSET is the Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority. FASSET is a highly respected authority within the South African financial Accreditation 10services sector.



College SA is an Accredited Provider with FASSET, offering a number of certified accounting qualifications. Our Provider Code is: 585/00787/08.


Services SETA

The Services Sector Education and Training Authority’s purpose is to facilitate the inclusive growth and development of the South African services sector with the aim of raising it to an internationally competitive standard.


College SA has been accredited by the Services SETA with Programme Approval to offer the following National Qualifications:


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  • FET Certificate Project Management (SAQA ID 50080, 136 Credits)
  • FET Certificate General Management (SAQA ID 74630, 150 Credits)
  • FET Certificate Administration  Management (SAQA ID 58344, 150 Credits)


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