How To Check If Your College Is Registered and Accredited In South Africa

There are more than 300 colleges in South Africa that are registered and accredited with the government and give a good education and a worthwhile qualification at the end. But you do have to watch out because every year some fraudsters will start up a bogus college and not register, or lie and say they are registered when they are not. Before you pay money you need to make 100% sure that your college is the real deal!

How do I check if a college is registered in South Africa?

All public TVET colleges are registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training. There are also over 300 other, private, colleges that are registered and accredited to deliver education and award qualifications. 

They serve an important role because they often deliver the type of education that public colleges don't. Courses like sound engineering, fashion, sports and fitness, movie making and lots of other specialised courses.

You have to ensure that the college you want to enrol at can show you proof of their government registration and their accreditation with the right bodies.

You can also contact the Department of Higher Education and Training to confirm with them as to whether or not the college is registered with them. Either way be sure not to get scammed by a college making promises that they can not keep!

CLICK HERE TO FIND A REGISTERED EDUCATION INSTITUTION

Members of the public who wish to enquire about the registration status of a private college or institution can contact the DHET Call Centre on 0800 8722 22 or on 012 312 6300/5881.

 

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