Our Accreditation

Our Accreditation

On this page, you’ll find everything you need to know about College SA’s accreditation: what accreditation means, what kind of accreditation we have, and why accreditation is important to you.

 

College SA is accredited by:

 

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)

      • Registration number: 2009/ FE07/099

 

FASSET

      • Provider code: 585/00787/08

 

Services SETA

      • 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)

 

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 generally 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. These are:

 

The Department of Higher Education & 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).

 

If you want to verify our accreditation, feel free to contact the Department of Higher Education & Training:

 

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

 

Umalusi:

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 accordance 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.

 

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FASSET:

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

 

College SA is an Accredited Provider with FASSET, offering a number of certified accounting qualifications.

Our Provider Code is: 585/00787/08.

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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:

 

    • 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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Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I confirm whether a college is registered with the Department of Education?

You can find registered colleges in The Department of Higher Education and Training’s Private FET Colleges Register (Remember: College SA is registered under SA College of Home Study).

 

You can also contact the Department of Education to verify a college’s accreditation status:

 

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What is an FET College?

FET stands for Further Education and Training. An FET college must be registered at National Qualifications Framework levels 2, 3 and 4 (note that NQF level 4 is the same academic level as Grade 12). An FET college can, however, offer courses of a higher level as well.

 

An FET college focuses on career-oriented education. These types of colleges includes:

 

  • Technical colleges

  • Community colleges

  • Private colleges

Private institutions offering FET programmes must be registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training in accordance with the Further Education and Training Act (98 of 1998).

 

Click here to find out more about FET colleges.

 

Who is Umalusi and what do they do?

Umalusi is the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training. Their main purpose is to continually improve the quality of general and further education in South Africa.

 

Umalusi’s key functions are to:

 

  • Evaluate qualifications and curricula to ensure that they are up to standard.

  • Moderate assessment to ensure that it is fair, valid and reliable.

  • Conduct research to ensure educational quality.

  • Accredit educational and assessment providers.

  • Certify learner achievements.

 

Click here to find out more about Umalusi.

 

Who is SAQA and what do they do?

SAQA stands for the South African Qualifications Authority. Their function is to oversee the development of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). They do this by formulating and publishing policies and criteria for the registration of bodies responsible for establishing education and training standards.

 

 

SAQA is also responsible for evaluating educational qualifications that have been obtained in countries other than South Africa. People with foreign qualifications who wish to attend South African education institutions, or who wish to enter the South African labour market, must apply to SAQA to have their qualifications evaluated.

 

What is a SETA?

SETA stands for Sector Education and Training Authority. A SETA is an organisation established under the South African Skills Development Act (97 of 1998). There are over 20 SETAs in South Africa, all catering for different sectors.

 

A SETA’s goals are to:

 

  • Develop and implement a sector-specific skills plan.

  • Register and promote learnerships.

  • Act as an Education and Training Quality Assurance Body for qualifications in its sector.

 

Click here to find out more about SETAs.

 

Does College SA offer accredited courses from different SETAs?

Yes we do! We offer:

 

  • Certified Accounting Courses accredited by FASSET.

  • General Management, Administration Management, and Project Management National Qualifications accredited by the Services SETA.

  • National Certificates in Forensic Science and Resolving of Crime accredited by the Safety and Security SETA.

 

For which accounting courses does College SA have FASSET accreditation?

We have FASSET accreditation for all the programmes that we offer in conjunction with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

 

Click here to see a list of the ICB certified courses

 

We hope this page was able to answer all your questions about College SA’s accreditation. If you have any more questions, or if you would like to speak to someone in person, give us a call or fill in the form below:

 

 

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