Unisa is an open distance e-learning university, which provides students with a flexible study schedule. Careers Portal provides you with the latest Unisa news, announcements and Unisa guidance, even if you need help with your Unisa application we've got you.

This university offers many different qualifications including Unisa higher certificate courses, Unisa diploma courses and degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. 

Some notable Unisa courses are their Unisa bridging course, Unisa psychology course, Unisa PGCE course, Unisa MBA course, Unisa nursing courses, Unisa health and safety courses, Unisa business management courses and also the Unisa Bachelor of Education course.

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The Department of Higher and Training (DHET) has introduced a proposed policy that could see universities closing down or possibly downgrading if they fail to meet certain requirements. The policy outlines the differences between fledgling university colleges and full universities, as well as how each is different from higher education colleges.

Recently, the basic education sector published proposed changes to the current school laws. The Department of Higher Education has followed suit, aiming to differentiate types of educational institutions through this draft.


The needs of the local and global economy constantly change, making it important for the workforce to adapt to those changes. A recently released report has highlighted a shortfall in one of the industries that are currently in demand and the country’s position in comparison to global trends. 


The Department of Higher Education has recently announced it plans to fast-track the process of assisting TVET Colleges by supporting innovative programmes and initiatives on campuses. Here how the department aims to achieve this objective.

This year’s Women’s Month theme is “Women’s Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Building Back Better for Women’s Improved Resilience”. If we’re talking about achieving better socio-economic rights for women, then we need to be talking about better access to quality higher education and skills development for women.

The University of South Africa, which we know as Unisa, offers various courses for Engineering. Unisa's engineering programmes recently went under accreditation processes and they have now released the outcome of those processes. 

Students at the Coastal TVET College in Umlazi KwaZulu-Natal have begun protests on campus calling on the College to pay security and catering contractors who claim they have not been paid in months. 

The University of South Africa has to issue an apology to some of its NSFAS-funded students on behalf of the bursary scheme, following a miscommunication.

As the academic year started, it was revealed that student debt was weighing heavily on South African universities. Recently, the University of South Africa (Unisa) has received a donation to ease student debt.


Fresh off a reputable campaign on the WAFCON tournament, the University of South Africa (Unisa) has announced that they have decided to grant Banyanya Banyana bursary opportunities to pursue their tertiary studies.

Learners at Curro Heritage House in Morningside, Durban are getting used to having a doctor in the classroom, after their teacher Caitlin Sam, graduated with a PhD in Information Technology from Durban University of Technology (DUT) last month.

Have you got a passion for taking care of people and you are looking to studying nursing? Well, here's all you need to know about studying Nursing at the University of South Africa (Unisa). 

Earlier this year, during the State Of The Nation Address (SONA) government made a commitment to ensure that 10,000 students were offered placement into the workplace to gain work experience that will allow them to complete their qualifications.

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Blade Nzimande, has urged all employers to open their company doors to students enrolled into Training and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges, in order to provide workplace learning for job creation. 

It is said that the water and sanitation sector is not a popular preference among the youth in tertiary institutions, however, the Department of Higher Education has made a number of interesting points about the sector, adding that there is also an opportunity in the pipeline.


There has been a high demand for student accommodations in public universities and TVET colleges. Currently, Higher Education is reviewing and seeking to strengthen its infrastructure development strategy for the Post School Education and Training (PSET) sector, primarily focusing on student accommodation.


Shortly after the increase in the repo rate, SAUS released a statement explaining how it would affect students and the country. The repo rate in South Africa increased from 4.75% to 5.5%.

Unisa just announced some good news for their students. Semester 2 registrations at the University are currently underway for the 2023 academic year.

The University of Witwatersrand (WITS) has been counting down the days to the institutions 100th year in existence. To commemorate its birthday, the university has initiated numerous campaigns and events leading up to the homecoming week in September.

Many universities and other higher education institutions adopted numerous blended learning methods to overcome the challenges of lockdown restrictions and the need for social distancing. While most restrictions have been lifted, universities are still left to deal with the fallout of the methods adapted during the height of the pandemic.