You Can Study These Unisa Courses With Diploma Matric Passes

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Unisa is one of the 26 public universities in South Africa is also the largest university in the country. There are various Unisa courses you can study with a diploma pass.

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The University of South Africa (Unisa) is the largest open distance learning institution in Africa, the longest standing dedicated distance education university in the world. Did you know you can study at Unisa even if you didn't get a bachelor's pass in Matric?

A diploma pass in Matric means that you can enter into a diploma programme and Unisa offers a wide range of these courses.

Unisa offers courses in the following disciplines: Accounting Sciences, Economic and Management Sciences, Law, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Education, Human Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology.

Diploma Courses Offered At Unisa

  • Diploma in Accounting Sciences 
  • Diploma in Administrative Management 
  • Diploma in Agricultural Management
  • Diploma in Animal Health
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Corrections Management
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Explosives Management 
  • Diploma in Grade R Teaching 
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management 
  • Diploma in Industrial Engineering
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Law 
  • Diploma in Local Government Finance 
  • Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mining Engineering
  • Diploma in Nature Conservation
  • Diploma in Operations Management 
  • Diploma in Ornamental Horticulture
  • Diploma in Policing
  • Diploma in Public Administration and Management
  • Diploma in Public Relations
  • Diploma in Pulp and Paper Technology
  • Diploma in Safety Management
  • Diploma in Security Management
  • Diploma in Small Business Management
  • Diploma in Tourism Management

To qualify for a Diploma course, you need to have a matric or a Higher Certificate that helps you meet the minimum requirements for the course.

According to the university, you are required to have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning and with at least 40-50% in Mathematics, however, you need to have additional subjects that are aligned with the chosen qualification with at least 40%.

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