Unisa Short Courses in Teaching Requirements

By Victoria N · Jul 10, 2023
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Unisa has various short courses in teaching, designed to empower teachers with new skills, knowledge, tools and latest methodologies. These short courses provide the perfect approach to stay ahead in the field of education. In this blog post I will be sharing the Unisa short courses in teaching requirements and duration.

 Unisa Short Courses in Teaching 

Unisa Short Courses in Teaching Requirements and duration 

  1. Advanced Course in the Facilitation of Learning for Tutors in Higher Education


  • Proficiency in the language of instruction
  • Applicable prior or concurrent experience as an educator/tutor
  • A discipline-specific qualification at NQF Level 6 (or equivalent)

Duration: 6 months

Target Group: Facilitators/tutors in HET (Higher Education & Training)

Purpose of this course:

  • The purpose of this Short Learning Programme is to enable facilitators/tutors to support student learning in HET thereby improving throughput to the benefit of students and institutions.
  • Raise knowledge and skills levels of students for social and economic development and transformation
  • Promote social inclusion and academic success through valuing and harnessing the diversity of learners as well as the diversity of their knowledge, skills and experience.

      2. Short Course in Student Support And Academic Development 


  • National Senior Certificate (NSC)
  • NQF Level 4 Qualification in ECD
  • (Proof must be attached during application)

Duration: 6 months

Purpose of this course:

This course is designed to offer lecturers, facilitators and tutors at both TVET colleges and Universities with an opportunity to acquire the competencies, knowledge and skills required to understand factors contributing to students poor performance and critically reflect on the intervention strategies for supporting and managing students who fail to meet the acceptable academic standards, developing an action plan to resolve this situation.


     3. Short Course in Teaching Accounting in Further Education and Training (FET) Phase


  • NQF level 5 qualification

Duration: 6 months

Target Group: 

The professional teachers involved in teaching Accounting in Further Education Training Phase. The teachers should have a Degree or Diploma in Education.

Purpose of this course:

The purpose of this course is to equip qualified teachers (Accounting teachers) with competencies, skills, knowledge, values and attitudes in the teaching of Accounting subject in schools. The programme will provide students with requisite skills, and competencies on how to deliver the lessons that will empower learners in Accounting to successfully understand the subject content

What are the benefits of Unisa short courses in teaching?

There are many benefits to taking a short course in teaching at Unisa. These courses offer you the opportunity to:

  • Update your skills and knowledge in a specific subject area
  • Enhance your teaching portfolio
  • Learning  and implementing new methodologies


Unisa short courses in teaching: Foundation Phase 

Unisa short courses in teaching: Intermediate Phase

Unisa short courses in teaching: Senior and FET Phase

Unisa short courses in teaching 2024 application 

Unisa short courses 2024 applications are officially open and will close January 2024. Anyone interested in applying can apply online, click here to apply.  You may apply for a maximum of two Short Learning Programmes/short courses, ranked in order of preference.


 As soon as you receive the outcomes of your application make sure that you accept or decline the offer to study at Unisa before the prescribed period of time indicated in your offer letter. If you do not accept Unisa's offer within the prescribed period of time, Unisa will withdraw your offer and give your place to another applicant. Click here for step by step guide on how to check your Unisa application status.

There is no application fee when applying for Unisa short courses. Everyone applying for a new Short Learning Programme must submit the required documents before the closing date because no documents submitted after the closing date for applications will be accepted. The documents should be certified and scanned. Please note that Unisa short courses in teaching are offered to teachers and lecturers, not prospective and undergraduate students. 

UNISA understands the constraints that educators face in balancing their personal and professional lives. To accommodate these challenges, they have introduced short courses in teaching. These short courses are a great way for teachers to develop their skills and knowledge in the field of education. Short courses in teaching empower educators to embrace innovation, stay updated with educational trends, and make a positive impact on their students' lives.

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