You can get the UNISA higher certificate to enroll in the higher educational degree i.e., Bachelors of Science at the University of South Africa and other institutes. The higher certificates are open for Unisa students and other candidates as well, and interested students can apply for this certificate online.
Well, most of the willing candidates are curious to know what can I study with a higher certificate at Unisa, how long does it take, and more, so here is the informative discussion on this topic:
What Can I Study With Higher Certificate At UNISA?
You can get a higher certificate at Unisa in different study areas, and each of the courses has a specific module that you will be studying in the respective time period.
Unisa has been subdivided into different colleges (or departments) based on the study area or field of study, so if you want to get a certificate in Accounting Sciences, you will be enrolled in the College of Accounting.
In this blog post, I’ll discuss the higher certificate courses that Unisa is offering in 2023-24, the duration of the courses, how to apply and more.
UNISA Higher Certificate Courses 2023
UNISA is offering a range of higher certificate courses that you can enroll in to pursue higher education in a particular field. These courses are not only of great worth in the University of South Africa but are also well-regarded in public and private sector universities.
Each of the courses has a reference code by Unisa which dictates that particular certificate in the university; I’m enlisting the courses with codes shortly.
In 2023-24 years, Unisa is offering Higher Certificates in
- Accounting Sciences (98201)
- Animal Welfare (90098)
- Archives and Records Management (98577)
- Banking (98225)
- Criminal Justice (90006)
- Economic and Management Sciences (98237)
- Education Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase (90093)
- Education Senior Phase and Education and Training Teaching (90093)
- Law (98751)
- Life and Environmental Sciences (98366)
- Marketing (98229)
- Mathematics and Statistics (90129)
- Physical Sciences (90101)
- Retailing (90014)
- Social Auxiliary Work (90011)
- Supervisory Management (90015)
- and Tourism Management (98226)
How Long Does It Take To Complete A Higher Certificate At UNISA?
The duration of Unisa higher certificate courses depends on multiple factors: type of course, area of study, enrollment type, and more. In general, 120 credit qualification by the University of South Africa consists of four years of the module and after that, you will get a higher certification by the university. However, the time will be changed to six years in total if you’re completing the 240 credit qualification by UNISA.
Most students extend the higher certificate courses of four years to the diploma or advanced certificate degree by completing six years in total. In addition to that, you can study for additional two years (a total of eight years) and complete 360 credit qualifications at Unisa to get a higher diploma. Please note that all these extensions require proper procedures and admission criteria that you need to fulfill to get enrolled into further diplomas.
How To Apply For Unisa Higher Certificate Courses?
Unisa has now converted the entire admission system to online, so the candidates willing to get enrolled in the university need to submit everything online.
To apply for Unisa higher certification courses,
you need to fill out the R125 application on their website, after that you will receive a student number and reference number for the application fee which you are required to submit before the deadline, and at the end, you can send the payment proof to university for your consideration (please note that you need to send a payment invoice to [email protected]).
Please visit unisa.ac.za/paymentinfo to see the bank details and other payment-related information.
How many credits is a Higher Certificate at Unisa?
The higher certificate at Unisa is 120 credits and you’ll complete the credits in four years. Students can also extend the credits and get a higher diploma or bachelor’s degree by completing six or eight years.
Who is eligible for Unisa higher certificate?
Students enrolled in the University of South Africa, as well as the new candidates, are eligible for the certification. Other eligibility criteria depend on the course you’re taking.
That’s all for the Unisa higher certification! It would be right to say that these courses are of great worth in all the public and private sector universities including the University of South Africa and you can extend the course to get a higher diploma and other degrees as well. Unisa is offering these certificates in many different study areas, swipe up to know more!