Higher Certificate Courses At Unisa 2025/2026

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Higher Certificate Courses At Unisa 2025/2026

Higher Certificate Courses At Unisa 2025/2026

A Comprehensive Guide to Higher Certificate Courses at UNISA 2025/2026:

Applications for the academic year 2025-2026 at Unisa are currently open and applicants can pursue their careers by studying any of their courses and programmes offered. Unisa offered numerous qualifications including higher certificate courses. With a commitment to student success and academic excellence, UNISA is poised to offer a range of Higher Certificate courses for the academic year 2025/2026. These courses, meticulously designed to foster 21st-century skills, hold the promise of a brighter future for students.

UNISA has been at the forefront of higher education. Their distance learning modules have allowed students from all over Africa, and the world, to access quality education from the comfort of their homes. This commitment to accessibility and inclusivity is embodied in their Higher Certificate courses

These specialized programs offer an excellent opportunity to acquire essential skills, gain foundational knowledge, and embark on a journey of personal and professional growth. Whether you’re a recent high school graduate, a working professional seeking to upskill, or someone eager to explore a new field, UNISA’s Higher Certificate courses provide a flexible and accessible pathway to education. This article delves into the world of UNISA’s Higher Certificate courses and many more.

What is A Higher Certificate Program

  • A Higher Certificate is a condensed, narrowly focused credential that UNISA offers and is designed to impart fundamental knowledge across a range of subject areas. It serves as an entry-level qualification, making it the perfect option for people looking to expand their knowledge or investigate a new profession without committing to a longer programme.
  • A Higher Certificate course can be a smart investment in your future, whether you’re a recent high school graduate or a working professional wishing to upgrade your skills.

Higher Certificate Courses At Unisa Application Date 2025/2026

Prospective applicants are to take note of the following dates before commencing the application process so as not to miss any date:

2025 Applications Date For Unisa Undergraduate Applicants:

  •  Applications Open Date For Undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas & degrees): is in September 2024.
  • Applications Closing Date For Undergraduate qualifications (higher certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas & degrees): is in October 2024

2025 Applications Date For Unisa Honours And Postgraduate Applicants:

  • Applications Open Date For Honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas is in September  2024
  • Applications Closing Date For Honours degrees & postgraduate diplomas is in  October 2024

 2025 Applications Date For Unisa Masters And Doctorial Applicants:

  • Applications for a limited number of master’s and doctoral qualifications for the 2025 academic year are still open for admission.

Applications Date For Unisa Short Programmes 2025:

  • Applications and registrations for short learning programmes for the 2025 academic year will open in November 2024. This website will be updated as information becomes available. Please visit this site regularly for updated information.

READ ALSO; Unisa Prospectus 2024 Download PDF

Higher Certificate Courses Offered At Unisa 2024/2025

The following are the various higher certificate courses offered at Unisa for 2024-2025:

Higher Certificates Courses:

  • Higher Certificate in Accounting Sciences (98201)
  • Higher Certificate in Animal Welfare (90098)
  • Higher Certificate in Archives and Records Management (98577)
  • Higher Certificate in Banking (98225)
  • Higher Certificate in Criminal Justice (90006)
  • Higher Certificate in Economic and Management Sciences (98237)
  • Higher Certificate in Education Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase (90093 – FIP)
  • Higher Certificate in Education Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching (90093 – SPF)
  • Higher Certificate in Law (98751)
  • Higher Certificate in Life and Environmental Sciences (98366)
  • Higher Certificate in Marketing (98229)
  • Higher Certificate in Mathematics and Statistics (90129)
  • Higher Certificate in Physical Sciences (90101)
  • Higher Certificate in Retailing (90014)
  • Higher Certificate in Social Auxiliary Work Not Applicable (90011)
  • Higher Certificate in Supervisory Management (90015)
  • Higher Certificate in Tourism Management (98226)

Advanced Certificates Courses:

  • Advanced Certificate in Accounting Sciences (90017)
  • Advanced Certificate in Intermediate Phase Mathematics and English First Additional Language Teaching (90177)

Postgraduate Certificates Courses:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Agriculture and Life Sciences (90148 – AGR)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Agriculture and Management (90148 – AGM)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Agriculture and Technology (90148 – AGT)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Art (90148 – ART)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Business Studies (90148 – BUS)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Consumer Studies (90148 – CON)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Economics (90148 – ECO)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Engineering Technology (90148 – ETC)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching English (90148 – ENG)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Financial Accounting (90148 – FAC)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Geography (90148 – GEO)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching History (90148 – HIS)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Hospitality Studies (90148 – HOS)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Information Computer Studies (90148 – ICA)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Languages (90148 – LAN)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Languages and Human Sciences (90148 – LAH)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Languages and Social Sciences (90148 – LAS)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Life Orientation (90148 – LOR)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Life Sciences (90148 – BIO)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Life Sciences and Mathematics (90148 – BIM)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Mathematical Literacy (90148 – MTL)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Mathematics (90148 – MAT)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Mathematics and Natural Sciences (90148 – MAS)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Music and Language (90148 – MUL)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Music and Management (90148 – MUM)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Physical Sciences (90148 – PHS)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Physical Sciences and Mathematics (90148 – PSM)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Religious Studies (90148 – REL)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Sport Science (90148 – SPT)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching Tourism (90148 – TRM)

Higher Certificate Courses Application Requirements At Unisa 2025/2026

The following are the requirements needed when applying for higher certificate courses:

  • Copies of all official academic records, including all papers/modules passed, percentages obtained and the ledger. Unisa academic records do not have to be uploaded.
  • SAQA certificate of evaluation if your qualification(s) has/have been obtained outside the borders of South Africa.
  • A copy of your ID or valid passport.
  • A research outline, CV and any additional documents as indicated in the admission requirements for the specific qualification.
  • If you applied via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), a letter stating that you may be considered for the qualification without meeting the formal admission requirements.
  • If you intend to apply for admission to a qualification offered by the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, please contact the college before submitting your application, as you require a departmental letter of permission from the department to be uploaded as part of your application.
  • Departmental forms for the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (available under the college’s research focus areas)
  • Click here for the departmental application form for the coursework MCom in Industrial Psychology (professional qualification).

Higher Certificate Courses Application Process At Unisa 2025/2026

Follow the below process to apply for a course at Unisa:

  • You may apply for a maximum of two qualifications, ranked in order of preference (although you may only register for one should both of your qualifications be successful).
  • Unisa will inform you of the outcome of your application. If successful, Unisa will indicate for which qualification you have been accepted and will offer you a space for the period for which you have applied (eg semester 2).
  • You must accept or decline Unisa’s offer within the prescribed period. If you miss this deadline, Unisa will withdraw the offer and give your space to another applicant.
  • First-time applicants to Unisa will be required to complete the First-Year Experience MOOC (massive open online course) before being able to accept Unisa’s offer.
  • You may only accept one offer. This means that when you accept an offer for one qualification (irrespective of whether it is your first or second qualification of choice), the other offer will automatically fall away.
  • If you accept Unisa’s offer, you must register for the period for which you have been granted admission. Should you not register for the relevant semester of study, you will need to re-apply for admission during the next application period.

READ ALSO; Unisa Short Learning Programs Registration 2024/2025

UNISA Contact

Student enquiries

  • 0800 00 1870
    Contact details for student assistance and service

Ethics Hotline

  • 0800 075 278
    unisa@thehotline.co.za

Visit us

  • Main campus:
    Preller Street, Muckleneuk Ridge, Pretoria
  • Sunnyside campus (applications, registrations & learning centre):
    Cnr Justice Mahomed & Steve Biko Streets, Sunnyside, Pretoria

Hope the information given above has been useful to you in applying for a course, if you have any suggestions to make, kindly leave them in the comment section provided below. Better still you can visit the official website of Unisa for more details.

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