Wondering if the college you want to register with is registered with the Department of Education? Well, don’t worry anymore. We will show you ways to check if a college is registered with the Department of Education or accredited by Umalusi.
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Why it is important to study with registered colleges or institutions?
For your qualification to be considered valid and legitimate, you need to study at an institution that has been registered.
The qualification you register for must also be recognised by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). SAQA is responsible for grading the qualifications so that wherever you are studying from, you get the same level of recognition with others.
How are institutions accredited?
There are various types of training providers in South Africa ranging from community-based organisations to universities. All these institutions, in order to provide quality education, their qualifications need to be certified or accredited.
The South African education system incorporates various forms of training hence the formulation of Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), SAQA, Umalusi and various professional councils.
The accreditation bodies can be a SETA, Umalusi or the council concerned such as nursing council etc.
How to check if colleges are registered in South Africa?
You may contact the Department of Higher Education and Training as follows:
Visit this page https://www.dhet.gov.za/SitePages/DocRegisters.aspx and download the latest list of registered private institutions.
Call the Department of Higher Education Call Centre at 0800 87 2222
How to check if a college is accredited
To see if an institution is accredited with Umalusi go to https://www.umalusi-online.org.za/enquiries
For accreditation with different SETAs, go to the website of the SETA concerned. Check their website or get their contact number and call them.
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