Unisa Short Courses: Mid-Year Applications 2019

Unisa Short Courses 2019 - Mid-Year Applications is now open from 14 May 2019 - 10 July 2019

Mid-Year Applications for Unisa’s 2019 Short Learning Programme (SLP) has opened for business.

The SLP’s focal point is to provide a specific learning need that students and individuals identify with. The SLP, therefore, answers the student’s/individual’s needs with a ‘’just enough’’/’’just in time’’ learning option.

The Unisa short courses are non-credit bearing (as they are offered outside Unisa’s undergraduate and postgraduate framework) and are offered outside the scope of the Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQSF).

Why should students invest in studying for an SLP?

From a Workshop in Baking to a Programme in Public Administration and Management, Unisa’s SLP offers and covers a variety of programmes, all catered to specific learning needs

The aim of the Unisa short courses is to provide students the possibility of broadening their knowledge and skills in a specific area of expertise. They promote the ‘Lifelong Learning’ concept, described as ‘the process of gaining knowledge and skills through everyday life experiences, through both formal and informal learning opportunities’.

Which SLPs are offered by UNISA?

Unisa offers a number of selected Short Learning Programmes, offered through seven (7) of their academic colleges, namely:

  • The College of Accounting Sciences
  • College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • The College of Economic and Management Sciences
  • College of Education
  • The College of Human Sciences
  • College of Law
  • The College of Science, Engineering, and Technology
  • Other Strategic Centres

A downloadable list of the specific SLPs that Unisa offers can be found online here.

When, where and how can I apply for an SLP?

The application and registration dates to apply for Unisa’s Mid-Year SLPs are as follows:

  • Applications Dates for Second Semester Courses: 14 May 2019 – 23 July 2019
  • Registration Dates for Second Semester Courses 15 May 2019 – 26 July 2019

An application fee is not necessary when applying for an SLP.

Because of the SLPs being a part of a pilot project by Unisa, only a select number of programmes are available for online applications (apply online for an SLP here).

Students who are applying for a selected SLP can only apply for a maximum of two (2) programmes. However, students can only register for one programme if both applications are successful.

Students will be informed by Unisa whether their applications have been successful or not. If successful, the university will allow a certain amount of time for applicants to accept or reject their offer of studying at Unisa.

If a student rejects the offer, Unisa will withdraw and reallocate their offer to another applicant.

Read More: Unisa Application – Second Semester 2019

What documents are needed to apply for an SLP?

Students applying for an SLP at Unisa need to provide the following required documents:

  • A copy of your ID Document
  • Copy of your school qualifications
  • A copy of your official tertiary academic record(s) (if applicable)
  • Copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree (both if applicable)
  • Sworn translations of documents if not stated in English or Afrikaans

NB: Unisa holds the right to request the original requested documents in order to verify the submitted documents at any given time.

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Also Read: UNISA Higher Certificates 2020

Last Updated: 21 August 2019

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