How Unisa Credits Work

By | August 20, 2021

How Unisa Credits Work

How Unisa Credits Work

How Unisa Credits Work

Qualifications: credits, modules, and NQF levels

The number of notional study hours necessary to achieve the learning outcomes is expressed in credits. Study time, assignments, and exams are all included in the fictitious hours. One credit is equal to ten notional hours in the credit rating system.

A Higher Certificate, for example, contains 120 credits and is made up of 10 x 12 credit modules. A 12-credit module is equivalent to 120 notional hours. In a 15-week semester, this entails at least 8 hours of study every week.

How Unisa Credits Work

A particular amount of credits split down into smaller units, is required for a qualification. Undergraduate modules at Unisa are normally 12 credits. Each module is assigned to a particular NQF level. A 360-credit bachelor’s degree, for example, is made up of 30 12-credit courses.

A bachelor’s degree can include everything from:

  • 8 and 10 modules of 12 credits each at NQF level 5;
  • 10 to 12 modules of 12 credits each at NQF level 6;
  • 10 modules of 12 credits each at NQF level 7.

These layers are built on top of one another. You must first pass the lower level module before picking a higher level module. You must finish the requisite number of credits and the modules must be completed at the required NQF level before you can be awarded a qualification.

How Unisa Credits Work

Plan your curriculum using the information in the my Registration @ Unisa brochure and website.

New NQF level Vocational Professional General
10 Doctoral degree Doctoral degree
9 Master’s degree Master’s degree
8 Postgraduate diploma Postgraduate diploma Bachelor’s degree Honours degree Bachelor’s degree
7 Advanced diploma Bachelor’s degree Advanced diploma Bachelor’s degree
6 Diploma (240 credits and 360 credits) Diploma (360 credits)
6 Advanced certificate (120 credits)
5 Higher certificate (120 credits)

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