Do you aspire to study in UNISA? Here’s how to get your matric certificate

UNISA is the biggest distance learning institution in South Africa and entire Africa. The institution allows the learner to study at their own time and preferred place.

Distance learning also allows the learner to study and work simultaneously. UNISA is a university that offers different higher education courses.

Unfortunately, you cannot study at UNISA without having a Matric certificate. Although having a Matric certificate does not guarantee you a chance to study at UNISA. You have to apply for admission like every other learner.

Some institutions allow adults to get the document through special programmes. As a national rule, you cannot join a university for a degree programme without the Matric certificate.

How do I get a Matric certificate in South Africa? You get your certificate after you sit your Matric exams in an accredited high school. Read on to know more.

UNISA application 2019

You can apply either online or via hard copies. To apply online, you need to go to the university’s website and follow the prompts. After the application closing date, no applications are accepted. There is a non-refundable fee of R105 for online applications and R160 for hard copy applications that you pay when making the application.

Courses offered at UNISA

College of Economic and Management Sciences

The courses offered at this college include;

Higher Certificates

  • Banking
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Insurance
  • Marketing
  • Retailing
  • Supervisory Management
  • Tourism Management

Diplomas

  • Administrative Management
  • Banking
  • Explosives Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Local Government Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Office Management and Technology
  • Public Administration and Management
  • Retail Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Tourism Management
  • National Diploma: Entrepreneurship
  • National Diploma: Explosives Management
  • National Diploma: Local Government Finance
  • National Diploma: Management
  • National Diploma: Safety Management

Bachelor Degrees

  • Bachelor of Administration
  • Bachelor of Administration in Human Settlements Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Banking/ Business Informatics/ Business Management/ Economics/ Financial Management/ Human Resource Management/ Industrial and Organisational Psychology/ Marketing Management/ Public Procurement Management/ Quantitative Management/ Tourism Management/ Supply Chain and Operations Management/ Transport and Logistics)

UNISA teaching courses 2019 (College of Education)

There are different teaching courses at this university. These are:

UNISA higher certificate in education modules

  • Higher Certificate in Adult Basic Education and Training
  • Higher Certificate in Education

Diplomas

  • Advanced Certificate in Education (Computer-Integrated Education)
  • Advanced Certificate in Education (Mathematics: Intermediate and Senior Phase)
  • Advanced Certificate in Education: Educational Leadership
  • Advanced Certificate in Education: English
  • Advanced Certificate in Education: Inclusive Education (Barriers to Learning: Learning Difficulties)
  • Advanced Certificate in Education: Life Orientation
  • Advanced Certificate in Education: Natural Science
  • Advanced Certificate in Education: Technology Education
  • Diploma in Adult Basic Education and Training
  • Diploma in Youth Development
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Foundation Phase and Early Childhood Development)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Intermediate and Senior Phase)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Senior Phase and Further Education and Training)

Bachelor Degrees

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Development: Foundation Phase/Intermediate and Senior Phase/Intermediate Phase Teaching)
  • Bachelor of Education in Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching School subject combination (different combinations are offered.)

From these UNISA teaching courses, you can select which to pursue based on your qualifications and interests.

College of Science, Engineering and Technology

This college offers:

Diplomas

  • Information Technology- This is one of the top information technology courses at UNISA
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Chemical National Diploma: Engineering: Civil
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Clinical Engineering
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Computer Systems
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Electronics and Electronic Communication
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Mechatronics
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Process Instrumentation
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Industrial
  • National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical
  • National Diploma: Mine Surveying
  • National Diploma: Mining Engineering
  • National Diploma: Pulp and Paper Technology

Advanced Diploma

  • Advanced Diploma in Information Resource Management

Bachelor Degrees

  • Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Applied Mathematics and Physics
  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Chemistry and Applied Mathematics
  • Chemistry and Computer Science
  • Chemistry and Information Systems
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • Chemistry and Statistics
  • Science General
  • Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Chemistry
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Information Systems
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Statistics and Physics Stream
  • Computing Computing
  • Informatics Informatics

College of law

The college of law offers these courses;

Higher Certificates

  • Higher Certificate in Criminal Justice
  • Higher Certificate in Law

Diplomas

  • Diploma in Corrections Management
  • Diploma in Law
  • Diploma in Policing
  • Diploma in Security Management

Advanced Diploma

  • Advanced Diploma in Security Management

Bachelor Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts in Criminology
  2. Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Science and Technology
  3. Bachelor of Arts in Police Science
  4. Bachelor of Commerce in Law
  5. Bachelor of Laws

College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences offers these programmes:

Higher Certificates

  • Higher Certificate in Archives and Records Management
  • Higher Certificate in Social Auxiliary Work

Diplomas

  • Diploma in Public Relations
  • National Diploma: Public Relations Management

Bachelor degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Arts) Multimedia Studies: Audiovisual Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Arts) Multimedia Studies: Computer-Generated Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Arts) Multimedia Studies: Multimedia in Digital Visual Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Arts) Multimedia Studies: Visual Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Health Sciences and Social Services Applied Psychology for Professional Contexts
  • Bachelor of Arts (Health Sciences and Social Services Community and Health Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts (Health Sciences and Social Services Health Services Management and Public Administration)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Health Sciences and Social Services Psychological Counselling)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Human and Social Studies) Public Administration and Communication Facilitation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government, Administration and Development
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
  • Bachelor of Arts in Nursing Science Health Services Management and Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Nursing Science Health Services Management, Education and Community Health
  • Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies Bachelor of Arts in Political Leadership and Citizenship
  • Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics Bachelor of Information Science
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Musicology
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts

To find out more about UNISA nursing short courses and UNISA part time courses nursing department, you can visit the official website or make enquiries via a call or email.

College of Accounting Sciences

This college offers;

Higher Certificates

  • Higher Certificate in Accounting Sciences

Advanced Certificates

Advanced Certificate in Accounting Sciences

Diplomas

  • Diploma in Accounting Sciences

Advanced Diploma

  • Accounting Sciences Certificate in The Theory of Accounting
  • Accounting Sciences Financial Accounting
  • Accounting Sciences Internal Auditing
  • Accounting Sciences Management Accounting
  • Accounting Sciences Taxation

Bachelor Degrees

  • Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Internal Auditing
  • Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Management Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Taxation

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

  • The programmes that this college offers are;
  • Higher Certificates
  • Animal Welfare
  • Life and Environmental Sciences

Diplomas

  • Animal Health Animal Health
  • Nature Conservation Nature Conservation
  • Ornamental Horticulture Ornamental Horticulture
  • National Diploma: Agricultural Management
  • National Diploma: Animal Health

Advanced Diploma

  • Nature Conservation
  • Ornamental and Landscape Horticulture

Bachelor Degrees

• Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Management

• Bachelor of Consumer Science (Consumer Science Journalism/ Fashion Retail Management/ Fashion Small-business Management/ Food Retail Management/ Food and Clothing/ Food and Nutrition/ Hospitality Management)

Bachelor of Science degrees in;

  • Agricultural Science (Agricultural Business and Management)
  • Agricultural Science (Animal Science)
  • Agricultural Science (Plant Science)
  • Environmental Management (Botany)
  • Environmental Management (Chemistry)
  • Environmental Management (Zoology)
  • Life Sciences (Biochemistry (or Physiology or Microbiology) with Business Management)
  • Life Sciences (Biochemistry and Botany)
  • Life Sciences (Biochemistry and Microbiology)
  • Life Sciences (Biochemistry and Physiology)
  • Life Sciences (Biochemistry and Zoology)
  • Life Sciences (Botany and Microbiology)
  • Life Sciences (Botany and Zoology (with Geography)
  • Life Sciences (Microbiology and Physiology)
  • Life Sciences (Microbiology and Zoology)
  • Life Sciences (Physiology and Zoology)
  • Life Sciences Biomedical Sciences
  • Life Sciences Biotechnology Stream

The university also offers short learning programmes.

UNISA courses and requirements

Each college in the university has particular needs that you should know beforehand. If your preferred course is not offered in the university, for example, UNISA architecture courses, you can look for an alternative university that provides it.

Contacts

You can contact the university through the toll free number 0800 00 1870 or contact specific colleges using their numbers or email addresses.

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