Overview

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The Council on Higher Education is responsible for the accreditation of public and private higher education institutions' learning programmes leading to qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

The Accreditation Directorate carries out this work by developing and operating the HEQC-online system through which institutions submit programmes for accreditation. As well as new programmes, these include programmes to which significant changes have been made.

The Directorate is supported in its work by an Accreditation Committee.