Skills Academy is College with Accreditation. we have something for everybody. We offer a range of Accredited Courses, Non-Accredited Courses, Short Courses, Professional Institute Courses and Provider Programmes.

What is an Accredited Course?

Accreditation and Registration

When you choose to start studying a course, it is important to know that you are signed up with a reputable college. You will need to be registered with a college that has been through the accreditation process so that your potential employers will recognise your qualification and know that you can bring something to the table when you join their team.

When a training institution is inspected for its accreditation, the accrediting body looks at the ability of the training institution to successfully offer the course for which they are being accredited. This means they look at the structures, venues, study materials, financial health, tax status and BEE status as part of the accrediting process.

Skills Academy has passed these and all the other accreditation requirements in full.

Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Registration

The Further Education and Training Colleges Act (Act 16 of 2006) says that providers of education must register with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), if they intend to offer National Qualifications (qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework) that have an NQF Level of 2, 3 or 4.

Skills Academy has applied for registration, and we are awaiting the outcome from the DHET. We have received acknowledgement from the DHET that they have received our application.


We Are Listed on the DHET List of Private Education Institution that have Lodged Application to be Registered with DHET

The first step in getting Registered with the DHET, was when we applied in 2007. We then received our letter acknowledging that we applied. That letter is here.
In April 2018 the DHET issued a List of Private Education Institution that have Lodged Application to be Registered with DHET. You can find us on that list here. Look for us under “Home Study Group (Pty) Ltd”, which is the formal company name in which Skills Academy lives.
Here is our entry on the list


Our Accreditation Information:



1 January 2018– 31 December 2018



Accreditation Number – A58500025

25 May 2016 – 24 May 2021


Accreditation number – mem20160099

1 January 2016 – 31 December 2016

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

Accreditation Number – 300830

1 July 2015 – 30 June 2020

At Skills Academy we take education very seriously. When you choose Skills Academy to be your education partner, you can be safe in the knowledge that you have chosen a College with many years of educational experience, expertise and quality material.

Skills Academy is accredited for the following courses:

National Diploma: Financial Accounting – SAQA ID 20366

FET Certificate in Bookkeeping – SAQA ID 58376


Outsourced Learner Management (Pty) Ltd (OLM) is an accredited service provider with the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA). Home Study Group (Pty) Ltd trading as Skills Academy is licensed to promote approved and accredited courses from OLM. This license is quality controlled by both OLM and SASSETA, which means that you can rest assured that when you study with Skills Academy, you are receiving the very best recognised and accredited forensics and investigations courses.

OLM accreditation number: 081985269877. 

Last updated: December 12th 2017


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