Oxbridge Academy is a registered and accredited private college based in South Africa. Below, you will find the details regarding our registration and accreditation with various bodies in the education sector.
Why is accreditation important?
Accreditation is a “stamp of approval” – it indicates that a training provider measures up to certain standards set by an accrediting body. This means that, when you study with an accredited training provider, you can be sure that you are receiving an education that meets the standards and requirements set by the relevant accrediting body.
Accreditation plays an important role in education by:
- Helping students to determine whether colleges and other training providers comply with certain standards.
- Helping employers to determine the validity of qualifications earned from colleges and other training providers.
- Helping colleges and other training providers to determine whether credits can be transferred from another institution.
- Helping colleges and other training providers to implement self-assessment programmes to make sure that they maintain their standards and retain their accreditation.
Is Oxbridge Academy registered and accredited?
Yes, Oxbridge Academy is registered and/or accredited by a number of academic and professional bodies, including the DHET (Department of Higher Education and Training), Umalusi, the QCTO, the ETDP SETA, Saiosh, DQS Academy, the IIE and APPETD. You can view our detailed registration and accreditation information below:
Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
We are registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College in terms of Section 31(6)(a) of the Continuing Education and Training Act, 2006 (Act No. 16 of 2006). Registration No. 2009/FE07/070.
A joint communiqué has been issued by SAQA, DHET, and the three Quality Councils, providing guidelines on the registration and accreditation of skills development providers in terms of the Skills Development Act of 1998. You can find this communiqué (Joint Communiqué 1 of 2012) on the websites of the Department of Higher Education and Training and SAQA.
Contact the DHET:
Tel: 0800 87 2222 (Call centre) | 012 312 5911 (Pretoria office) | 021 469 5175 (Cape Town office)
Umalusi is the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training. Oxbridge Academy is accredited by Umalusi to offer the National Certificate: Engineering Studies qualifications from N1 to N3 for electrical and mechanical trades. Our accreditation number is 15 FET02 00031.
Tel: 012 349 1510
The QCTO is the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations. Oxbridge Academy is accredited as a QCTO Skills Provider to offer various national qualifications from Introductory N4 level to N6 level. Our accreditation number is QCTO NATED/13/005. Click on the links below to view our QCTO accreditation letters:
Contact the QCTO:
Tel: 012 003 1800
The ETDP SETA is the Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority. Oxbridge Academy has learning programme approval from the ETDP SETA to offer the following courses:
- Conduct Assessments of Outcomes-Based Assessment
- Conduct Moderation of Outcomes-Based Assessment
Click here to view details of our ETDP SETA learning programme approval.
Contact the ETDP SETA:
Tel: 011 372 3300 | 0800 ETDP 73 (toll-free number)
Saiosh is the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, a professional body recognised by SAQA. A number of our Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) skills courses have been accredited by Saiosh. Click on the links below to view our accreditation details:
- Membership letter
- Health and Safety Certificate
- Health and Safety Certificate for Management
- Health and Safety Certificate for Management – Intermediate
- Health and Safety Certificate for Management – Advanced
Tel: 010 001 7455
The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is a well-established independent external examination body for accredited business qualifications in Southern Africa. They’ve been appointed as a quality assurance partner for the QCTO and are authorised to conduct examinations on a number of registered qualifications.
Click here to view details of our ICB accreditation.
Oxbridge Academy’s quality partners
Oxbridge Academy offers a variety of courses in conjunction with the following quality partners:
SACAI is the South African Comprehensive Assessment Institute. They act as our examining body for the National Senior Certificate Assessment Programme and grant students access to exam centres across all provinces. Click on the link below to view our registration details:
Tel: 012 348 5650
DQS Academy is an accredited training provider offering a variety of courses based on the internationally recognised ISO standards. Oxbridge Academy, by working with DQS as the quality partner, is able to offer some of these courses to students via distance learning.