Undergraduate qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Animal Health

Semester 2 applications for the 2024 academic year will be open for limited undergraduate qualifications from 15 April to 10 May 2024.

Qualification code: 90112
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 105730
APS/AS: 60
Maximum time to complete this qualification:  3 years

Admission requirements

Qualification admission requirements

Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification.

A Diploma in Animal Health (or equivalent), or an appropriate degree with evidence of Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health passed with an average of 60% or more in the major field in the final year.

Applicants who have a final major mark of 50% to 59% or who completed the diploma more than five years previously, may be considered by the department by submitting a motivation, CV and evidence of relevant industry working experience for at least three years after completing the Diploma in Animal Health.

Applicants who do not comply with the above requirements should consider applying for a lower level qualification for which they meet the statutory and additional requirements.

Student fees and funding your studies

Application fee

Pay the application fee once you've received your student number:

  • R135 for online applications
  • Use the 8 digit student number you receive from Unisa AND the application fee reference number (ie YOUR 8 digit STUDENT NUMBER 5370810030)
  • Send the proof of payment to susdepid@unisa.ac.za
  • Visit www.unisa.ac.za/paymentinfo for banking details and payment information

Please note that this application fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa, do not qualify for admission to Unisa or cannot be offered a space due to limited spaces available.

Student fees

Click here to find out more about Unisa's student fees, and the bursaries and loans for Unisa students.

Apply for admission

Semester 2 applications for the 2024 academic year will be open for limited undergraduate qualifications from 15 April to 10 May 2024

Please take note of the following:

  • All applications for admission must be submitted online. 
  • Admission to a qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with the admission requirements and if space is available.

Additional support for this qualification via TVET colleges

Unisa has an agreement with various Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to offer classes in a selected number of qualifications. These classes have proved to generally improve the throughput rate of students who enrol for them.

Take note of the following:

  • Make sure that your TVET college of choice offers support in your qualification. 
  • Apply for admission during Unisa's application period via your TVET college or via Unisa.


Unisa will send the necessary information about registration dates and the registration process to all successful applicants who have confirmed their acceptance of Unisa's offer. Visit www.unisa.ac.za/register for registration information.

Curriculum / modules