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Update on the Unisa SAQA ID matters

After the merger in 2004, Unisa had the momentous and complex task of merging the three institution's (the merger of the University of South Africa and Technikon Southern Africa, and the incorporation of the distance education component of Vista University) qualifications into one Programme Qualification Mix (PQM).Since that time, it must also be noted that the higher education landscape and the regulatory environment have changed.

While we acknowledge that the university has faced challenges, we have worked tirelessly over the last few years to ensure that all Unisa qualifications comply with the rules and regulations as stipulated by regulatory bodies.

The following issues which were raised by students and other stakeholders have been dealt with whilst others are in the process of being finalised:

  1. The 152 legacy qualifications that had old SAQA IDs have been re-registered with SAQA and are fully accredited.
  2. The two qualifications with a pending SAQA ID - the Diploma in Agricultural Management and the Higher Certificate in Life and Environmental Sciences - have been submitted to SAQA. We are awaiting feedback; these two qualifications will not be opened for admissions until we receive the necessary SAQA IDs.

The university has put stringent measures in place to ensure that all qualifications are compliant and approved by the necessary regulatory bodies. Any outstanding matters are now being dealt with the regulatory bodies and feedback will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

The university apologises sincerely for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Publish date: 2019/06/14