POLICY FOR SHORT AND CERTIFICATE COURSES
(Revised version, approved by Senate 26 March 2010)
A short course is defined as any learning programme which results in a certificate bearing the Rhodes University name, shield or crest and which is not listed as a qualification in the University calendar.
A large number of short courses bearing the Rhodes University name are offered by Departments, Divisions and Institutes. Clearly it is critical for the University to have a record of what courses are being offered as well as ensuring that quality control measures are in place, and preventing unnecessary overlap/duplication of courses, amongst other issues. Added to this is the impact of the Skills Development Levies Act as well as the SAQA Act, which requires that all standards and qualifications be registered on the National Qualifications Framework in the format prescribed by SAQA . Since the introduction of the University policy on short courses in January 2001, the majority have been registered with the University and an effective process for managing these courses has been developed in order to protect the University’s reputation and ensure that the University’s core business of teaching and research is not compromised.
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