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Centre for Business Management (CBM)

Insurance Courses and Programmes

The Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) awards various levels of professional designations, ranging from licentiate, associate to fellowship. Completing a Unisa course in Insurance provides clear evidence of educational achievement and forms the underlying qualification in order to be awarded one of these professional designations of the IISA.

The composition of the insurance courses is determined by Unisa, following consultation with IISA. IISA also bears the responsibility of ensuring that prescribed books are of a high quality and up-to-date. Students have to order their prescribed books from IISA once they have registered with Unisa.

The following Insurance course will be offered from 2015:

Name of Programme  Admission requirement Cost per module
(subject to change)
Total cost of Programme (subject to change)
Programme in Short-term Insurance for Associateship (76835) An appropriate Insurance qualification with 120 credits at NQF level 5, national diploma or B degree R1 500 R13 500

Click here for the registration form.

Click here for the criteria and accreditation for prior learning.  Only registered students can apply for exemptions or conversions from current modules in the Programme in Short-term Insurance for Associateship. 

All forms are available by clicking on Downloads at the bottom of this page.

Only repeaters will be allowed to register for the previous insurance programmes (short-term & retirement funds) during 2015 in order to complete any outstanding modules of qualifications enrolled for prior to 2015. Students who have not completed their studies by the end of 2015 will either have to convert to the new HC Insurance or one of the new short learning programmes envisaged for 2016.

Higher Certificate in Insurance:
The University will be offering the Higher Certificate in Insurance from 2016. Please note that the Higher Certificate is a formal qualification offered by the University and not the Centre of Business Management (CBM). The student numbers that will be allocated for the Higher Certificate differ from the student numbers issued by the CBM and students therefore need to apply for admission before registering for the qualification. The instructions for admission and registration are available on the Unisa website.  All enquiries must be directed to CEMSenquiries, or visit your nearest UNISA Regional Office for assistance. As the admission and registration of formal qualifications follow a different process, CBM staff will not be able to assist in any enquiries regarding the Higher Certificate in Insurance.

Access to a personal computer and the internet is required in order for students to be able to download study material from the student portal, myUnisa ( Remember, Unisa is an open distance learning institution. As a result, students do not attend any classes for the Insurance courses and programmes. Instead, they study at a time and place that is convenient to them. Communication with fellow students and lecturers occurs via myUnisa at