Short Course Policy
Open Short Courses
RSA Policy on Non-credit Bearing Short Courses
4 April 2007
UCT obtains accreditation for its qualifications through the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education (HEQC of the CHE), as the Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA) with the primary responsibility for quality assurance for the whole higher education sector, as recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). (See the Higher Education Act, 1997, as amended, Section 7(1A)).
The HEQC delegated the responsibility for the accreditation of short learning programmes to higher education institutions themselves, provided that they have adequate systems in place to assure the quality of their short learning programmes.
Companies are able to claim money from their skills levy when their employees attend short non credit-bearing courses offered by public higher education institutions if these courses are incorporated into their companies' skills plans which they submit to the SETAs.
Executive Education is in the process of accrediting some of its core short courses as Professional Development courses.