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The Postgraduate Diploma in Distance Higher Education is:

  • Accredited for 120 Credits on NQF Level 8, SAQA ID: 109941
  • Council on Higher Education accredited

This qualification is aimed at lecturers at higher education institutions with an interest in embracing online learning (e-learning).

  • Affordability - It is arguably one of the most affordable accredited level 8 educational qualifications in South Africa.
  • Accessibility – Our distance learning and robust e-learning resources empower students who cannot access traditional tertiary institutions.

Admission Requirement:

To enrol for this qualification, potential students must possess:

  • An appropriate Bachelor's Degree on NQF exit level 7 or
  • An Advanced Diploma on NQF exit level 7
  • Working experience related to higher education, distance higher education or post-secondary technical and vocational education and training will be regarded as important determinants. 


Study Material: the entire qualification can be accessed online

Duration: 1 year as full-time or 2 years as part-time

Certification: Successful candidate will be awarded with a Postgraduate Diploma in Distance Higher Education (NQF Level 8).


  • R 350-00 application free (If successful, the application fee contributes to your total course fee)
  • R 31 000-00 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes for 2021)


Registration now open! 2020/2021 Intakes:

Intake 1: closes 15 March 2021.

Intake 2: closes 26 July 2021.


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