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Centre for Business Management (CBM)

Short-Term Insurance and Retirement Fund Management Courses and Programmes

Unisa and the Centre of Business Management offer a range of courses in insurance and retirement fund management. The courses were developed with the input from the different professional bodies, regulator, practitioners and academic staff.

The following Insurance course will be offered from 2016

Name of Programme  Admission requirement Cost per module
(subject to change)
Total cost of Programme (subject to change)
Course in the Fundamentals of Insurance (76902) National Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification R1 500 R3 000
Programme in Short-term Insurance for Associateship (76835) NQF level 5 qualification** R1 500 R13 500
Short Course in Retirement Fund Management for Trustees (76905) National Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification R4 500 R4 500
**Students will be allowed to register for the Associate Programme as students may be interested to acquire the knowledge without necessarily applying for IISA membership or Associate status. IISA sets the membership requirements for professional designations and although students may have met the academic requirements, Associate Membership is accorded in the sole discretion of IISA. Membership enquiries should be referred to IISA.

Programme in Short-term Insurance for Associateship  (Associate Programme)

Click here for the criteria and accreditation for prior learning.  Only registered students can apply for exemptions or conversions from current modules in the Associate Programme. 

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

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