Does Unisa have 1 year courses?

The University of South Africa (UNISA) offers a variety of courses, including short courses, certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Some of these courses are designed to be completed in one year, while others may have longer durations.

Here are some examples of UNISA courses that could be completed in one year:

  1. Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE): This program, for those who already have a bachelor’s degree, is typically designed to be completed in one year.
  2. Honours Degrees: Some honours degrees may have a duration of one academic year.
  3. Short Courses and Certificates: UNISA offers various short courses and certificate programs that may have shorter durations, often designed to provide specific skills or knowledge.

It’s important to note that the specific duration of a course can vary based on factors such as the level of study, the number of modules or credits required, and the specific requirements of the program.

To find information about one-year courses at UNISA, you can visit the official UNISA website or contact the university directly. The website typically provides detailed information about the duration, structure, and requirements of each program offered by the university.

Short learning programmes

Short learning programmes (SLPs) are an important part of what the College of Economic and
Management Sciences offers. SLPs are not formal qualifications such as diplomas and degrees,
but are designed to meet specific learning needs in the workplace. Sometimes employees need
to complete shorter learning programmes to fill an immediate gap or to update their knowledge.
The College offers a wide range of programmes to meet these needs.

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Our SLPs include courses and programmes in the subject fields of Financial and Risk Management; Business Management; Entrepreneurship; Marketing Management; Human Resources Management; Operations, Quality and Safety Management; Supply Chain Management; Retail Management; Industrial and Organisational Psychology; Public Administration and Management; and Logistics and Transport.

These SLPs allow employees or prospective employees an opportunity to upskill themselves with programmes that will only take them between three and twelve months to complete.
While our Short Learning Programmes (SLPs) fall outside the formal structured undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of Unisa, our SLPs are quality assured and presented in
accordance with the CHE’s guidelines as published in “A Good Practice Guide for the Quality
Management of Short Courses”. In addition, the learning material is regularly compared and
benchmarked against similar local and international programmes to ensure the programmes
stay relevant. Consulting with industry leaders and government officials on a regular basis also
ensures the SLP offerings are in line with the needs of industry and commerce.


Duration of SLPs and difficulty

CEMS offers a wide variety of courses and programmes to suit your personal circumstances.
Short courses and courses usually span from three to six months, with one to three modules.
Programmes and advanced programmes usually span one year, consisting from four to eight
modules. Some of the offerings are on an introductory level, others on an intermediate level and
others advanced. The name of the offering usually gives an indication of the level of the offering
and thus the level of the assessment.

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Admission requirements

Even though they are not formal qualifications, you require a National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification for enrolment in most of our SLPs. If you do not possess such qualifications,
you will only be considered for admission on the basis of alternative admission criteria such as
relevant work experience supported by a detailed CV and references, and or by other recognised
prior learning (including non-formal). For the advanced programmes additional admission requirements is needed. It is stipulated at the different programmes in this brochure.

Registration periods

Most of the offerings consist of semester modules. For these offerings (courses, programmes
and advanced programme) registration takes place twice a year December/January and May/
June/July. A limited number of the programmes have year modules and registration takes place
once a year in January/February/March.

Registration method

You can register online through the website or you can request an
application form and e-mail you hard copy and required documents to cbmregistrations@unisa. A copy of your identity document, matric certificate degree/diploma must be attached to
you application. After application you will receive a student number and then you can make payment in whatever manner you wish to. (Banking details will be provided by cbmfinance@unisa. You will only be finally registered once evidence of your payment has been received.