What does it mean to study an accredited course? Accreditation shows that the course has been authorised by an official body like the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Always check if the qualification is an accredited course. Skills Academy is a college that offers a range of accredited courses, short courses, professional institute courses and provider programmes.
Our Accreditation Information
The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)
Accreditation Number – 300830
1 July 2015 – 30 June 2020
At Skills Academy we take education very seriously. When you pick Skills Academy to be your education partner, you can be sure that you choose a College with many years of educational experience, expertise and quality material. Skills Academy is accredited for the following courses
OLM and SASSETA
The Outsourced Learner Management (Pty) Ltd (OLM) is a service provider (
OLM accreditation number: 081985269877.
Department of Higher Education and Training Registration
The Further Education and Training Colleges Act (Act 16 of 2006) says that providers of education have to register with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). They need to do this if they intend to offer National Qualifications (qualifications registered with NQF) 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 an acknowledgment of receipt of our application from the DHET. You can view the letter here.
Should a Training Institution be Accredited?
If you want potential employers to recognise your qualification, then yes, it is a good idea that the institution is accredited. A training institution needs to go through a process before it gets its accreditation.
When a training institution is inspected, the accrediting body looks at the ability of the training institution to offer the course. This means they look at the structures, venues, study materials, financial health, tax status and BEE status, as part of the accreditation process. Skills Academy has passed these and all the other accreditation requirements in full.
Last Updated: July 2, 2019