Is my course accredited?
I am doing a Diploma course at a private TVET college but I have heard that it is not accredited. I also heard that I can't go on to do a degree afterwards. Is this true?
Before you sign on to any course at a private college,
(most public college courses are accredited)
the smart thing is always to:
- Get the registration number of the college and the course. The course will be identified with a this: NQF Level (a number) SAQA ID Number (a number)
- Check here http://www.careerplanet.co.za/accredited-private-higher-education-institutions on the list provided by Department of Higher Education to see if the course is accredited.
- It is important that both those numbers are on the list (you can do a search for them in the document)
- This list is updated regularly.
Unfortunately if your course is not accredited, most universities will not accept your qualification.