HEQC-online is a web-based accreditation application system that allows public and private higher education providers to submit applications for the accreditation of programmes online.
Institutions can submit programme-accreditation applications throughout the year, taking into account the dates of the Accreditation Committee meetings
In terms of the regulatory framework, all higher education programmes must be accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) before a public or private higher education institution may offer such a programme.
Read more about the accreditation process
HEQC-online is available at: http://heqc-online.che.ac.za
HEQC-online accreditation system: Instructions for external users (689Kb ~ 4 min)
Application for re-accreditation as a Private Higher Education Provider
All applications for re-accreditation 2009 must be submitted via the HEQC-online accreditation system. No hard-copy submissions will be accepted by the HEQC. The offline copy of the re-accreditation form (available below) is available only to allow institutions to collect and prepare documentation necessary for this evaluation. The online version of the Re-accreditation Application Form 2009 will be available via the HEQC-online accreditation system. To access the online form, please ensure that you have registered for a username and password via the HEQC-online accreditation system (http://heqc-online.che.ac.za
Offline copy of the Re-accreditation Application Form (342Kb ~ 2 min)
Guidelines for programme re-accreditation
The following presentations offering guidelines to institutions scheduled for re-accreditation in 2010 were made at a workshop held on 22 September 2009. Please note that these presentations offer general guidelines only. For detailed information pertaining to individual institutions, please contact the Accreditation Directorate on (012) 392 9175.