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Exemption arrangements per college


College of Accounting Sciences

Applications for credits / exemptions for the following modules offered by the College of Accounting Sciences will be accepted, provided that the indicated period is not exceeded:

Department / subject area

Number of years

Auditing 5 years
Financial Accounting 5 years
Management Accounting 5 years
Taxation 3 years

Please note:

  • In cases where a student did not complete the required pre-requisites for modules for which exemption was applied, the college will assess the application. This will, however, be on condition that any credit may be provisionally granted, but not loaded on the academic record until the student has passed the pre-requisites.
  • This arrangement applies to
    • Unisa students registering for a new qualification, requesting credit / exemption transfer
    • Students transferrring from other universities requesting credit / exemption transfer
  • This arrangement does not apply if Unisa transferred the student to a new qualification due to the phasing out of an old qualification. In such cases, the relevant credits may be transferred to the new qualification.


College of Economic and Management Sciences

Applications for credits / exemptions for the following modules offered by the College of Economic and Management Sciences will be accepted, provided that the indicated period is not exceeded:

Department / subject area

Number of years

Business Management 10 years
Decision Sciences 10 years
Economics 10 years
Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain, Transport, Tourism & Logistics 10 years
Finance, Risk Management & Banking 10 years
Human Resources Management 10 years
Industrial & Organisational Psychology 10 years
Marketing & Retail Management 10 years
Operations Management 10 years
Public Administration & Management 10 years

Please note: In cases where a student did not complete the required pre-requisites for modules for which exemption was applied, the college will assess the application. This will, however, be on condition that any credit may be provisionally granted, but not loaded on the academic record until the student has passed the pre-requisites.

Last modified: 2018/09/25