Our Accreditation

College SA’s Accreditation – Everything you need to know

As a respected Distance Learning provider, College SA is proudly transparent about our accreditation status with all the regulatory bodies. We are also proud to be associated with various internationally recognised Professional Institutes, and we offer many professional and globally recognised courses.


On this page you can find the details of our various accreditations and the external bodies and partners we are associated with.


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College SA [SA College of Home Study (Pty) Ltd] is Provisionally Registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private FET College in Terms of the Further Education and Training Colleges Act (16 0f 2006).

Registration Number: 2009/ FE07/099.

Certificate Number: 0362-P.








College SA has obtained Provisional Accreditation from Umalusi (The Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training) to offer the following qualification:

  • National Certificate Engineering Studies N1 - N3








College SA is an Accredited Provider with FASSET (SETA for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and Other Financial Services).

Provider Code 585/00787/08.





Services SETA


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)


College SA accreditation: Frequently asked Questions



How do I confirm the Department of Education Registration of a College?


If you would like to confirm College SA's accreditation, please click here"Private FET Colleges Register". You can contact the Director: Private FET College at the Department of Education, to confirm the Registration of a College of Training Provider. The current Director: Private FET Colleges at the Department of Education is Dr. PM Buthelezi. You can contact the Department of Education on the following details:



Director, Private FET Colleges, Department of Education,
Private Bag X895, Pretoria,
0001, Call centre number: 012 312 5878,  
E-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



What is an FET College?


FET (Further Education and Training)is the education and training provided at NQF levels 2, 3 and 4 (note that NQF4 is the same academic level as Grade 12), including career-oriented education and the training offered in technical colleges, community colleges and private colleges. Private institutions offering FET programmes must register with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in accordance with the Further Education and Training Act, 1998 (Act No 98 of 1998).



Who is Umalusi and What do they do?


Umalusi is a statutory organisation that sets and monitors standards for General and Further Education and Training.  Their main purpose is to continually improve the quality of education in South Africa.


Their key functions are to: evaluate qualifications and curricula to ensure that they are of the expected standards; moderate assessment to ensure it is fair, valid and reliable; conduct research to ensure educational quality; accredit educational and assessment providers; certify learner achievements.



What is a SETA?


SETA stands for a Sector Education and Training Authority.


Their goal is to develop and implement a sector-specific skills plan, to register and promote learnerships, to act as an Education and Training Quality Assurance Body for qualifications in its sector.



For which courses does College SA have accreditation from FASSET?

  • The programmes offered in conjunction with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).



Does College SA offer any accredited courses from other SETAs?



  • General Management, Administration Management and Project Management National Qualifications from the Services SETA,

  • National Certificates in Forensic Science and in Resolving of Crime from the Safety and Security SETA,

  • National Certificates and Diplomas in Sports Management, in Fitness and in Coaching Science from the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education SETA



What 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 or qualifications.


SAQA is also responsible for the registration of national standards and qualifications that form part of the National Qualifications Framework.


SAQA has the task of evaluating educational qualifications that have been obtained in education and training systems of 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 apply to SAQA to have their qualifications evaluated. The Directorate for Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services is responsible for this function. 




We hope this page was able to answer any of the questions you may have had about College SA’s accreditation. If you would like to speak to someone in person, give us a call on 0800 21 23 22 or fill in the form below.



We look forward to hearing from you!