Higher Education

2017

  • The Presidency: Higher Education Amendment Act, Act 9 of 2016 (January 2017) Download

2016

  • Council on Higher Education (CHE): A Good Practice Guide for the Quality Management of Short Courses Offered Outside of the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework. The document may be accessed here
  • Council on Higher Education (CHE): Policies on the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT), and Assessment in Higher Education (September 2016) Download
  • Department of Higher Education and Training: Draft Policy for the Post-School Education & Training Central Application Service (August 2016). Notice and Policy.

2015

  •  Council on Higher Education (CHE): Draft Qualification Standards

    Master of Business Administration  Download

    Bachelor of Laws  Download

    Bachelor of Social Work  Download

    Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science in Engineering  Download

    Diploma in Engineering  Download

  • Policy on Minimum Requirements for Programmes Leading to Qualifications for Educators and Lecturers in Adult and Community Education and Training (March 2015) Download 
  • Revised Policy on the Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications (February 2015) Download

2014

  • Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (October 2014) Download
  • Distance Higher Education Programmes in a Digital Era: Good Practice Guide (October 2014) Download
  • Framework for Institutional Quality Enhancement in the Second Period of Quality Assurance (January 2014) Download
  • Quality Enhancement Project: The Process for Public Higher Education Institutions (January 2014) Download 

2013

  • A Framework for Qualification Standards in Higher Education (January 2013) Download

2012

  • CHE Framework for the National Review of Programmes (September 2012)        Download
  • Green Paper for Post-School Education and Training (January 2012) Download

2011

  • Policy on the Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications (July 2011) Download

2009

  • Minimum Admission Requirements for Higher Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor's Degree Programmes Requiring a National Certificate Vocational at NQF Level 4 (November 2009) Download

2008

  • HEQC Framework for Delegated Functions (October, 2008) Download
  • Companies Act, Act 71 of 2008 (relevant for private higher education institutions) Download 
  • Classification of Educational Subject Matter (August 2008) Download

2005

  • Minimum Admission Requirements for Higher Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor's Degree Programmes Requiring a National Senior Certificate (NSC) (August 2005) Download

2004

  • Criteria for Programme Accreditation (CHE, November 2004)   Download
  • Criteria for Institutional Audits (CHE, June 2004) Download

2003

  • Regulations for the Registration of Private Higher Education Institutions (April 2003) Download

1997

  • Higher Education Act, Act 101 of 1997 Download

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NQF

  • Policy and Criteria for Evaluating Foreign Qualifications within the South African NQF, as amended (March 2017) Download
  • The Articulation Policy for the Post-school Education and Training System of South Africa (January 2017) Download
  • Draft National Policy on the Misrepresentation of Qualifications (January 2017) Download

  •  Draft Guidelines for Good Practice for Learning that does not Lead to a Qualification or Part-Qualification (April 2015) Download

  • National Qualifications Framework: Standard Glossary of Terms (November 2014) Download
  • National Policy and Criteria for Designing and Implementing Assessment for NQF Qualifications, Part-Qualifications and Professional Designations in South Africa (March 2014) Download
  • Policy for Credit Accumulation and Transfer within the National Qualifications Framework (March 2014) Download

  • Amendments: Minister of Higher Education and Training Determination of the Three Sub-Frameworks Comprising the NQF (August 2013) Download
  • National Policy for the Implementation of Recognition of Prior Learning (March 2013) Download
  • Policy for the Registration of Qualifications and Part Qualifications on the NQF (March 2013) Download

  • Minister of Higher Education and Training Determination of the Three Sub-Frameworks Comprising the NQF (December 2012) Download

  • Level Descriptors for the NQF (November 2011) Download

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Professional Bodies

  • Amended Policy and Criteria for Recognising a Professional Body and Registering a Professional Designation for the Purposes of the National Qualifications Framework Act, Act 67 of 2008 (March 2018) Download

  • Policy and Criteria for Recognising a Professional Body and Registering a Professional Designation for the Purposes of the National Qualifications Framework Act, Act 67 of 2008 (June 2012) Download
  • Companies Act, Act 71 of 2008 (relevant for non-statutory professional bodies) Download

  • Non-profit Organisations Act, Act 71 of 1997 (relevant for non-statutory professional bodies) Download 

  • Statutory Councils' Legislation
    • South African Language Practitioners' Council Act, Act 8 of 2014 Download
    • Geomatics Profession Act, Act 19 of 2013 Download
    • Nursing Act, Act 33 of 2005 Download
    • Auditing Profession Act, Act 26 of 2005 Download
    • Natural Scientific Professions Act, Act 27 of 2003 Download
    • Planning Profession Act, Act 36 of 2002 Download
    • Quantity Surveying Profession Act, Act 49 of 2000 Download
    • Project and Construction Management Professions Act, Act 48 of 2000 Download
    • Property Valuers Profession Act, Act 47 of 2000 Download
    • Engineering Profession Act, Act 46 of 2000 Download
    • Landscape Architectural Profession Act, Act 45 of 2000 Download
    • Architectural Profession Act, Act 44 of 2000 Download
    • Council for the Built Environment Act, Act 43 of 2000 Download
    • South African Council for Educators Act, Act 31 of 2000 Download
    • Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act, Act 19 of 1982 Download
    • Dental Technicians Act, Act 19 of 1979 Download
    • Estate Agency Affairs Act, Act 112 of 1976 Download
    • Health Professions Act, Act 56 of 1974 Download
    • Pharmacy Act, Act 53 of 1974 Download

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Public Administration & Management

  • Public Administration Management Act, Act 11 of 2014 Download

  • Protection of Personal Information Act, Act 4 of 2013 Download

  • Municipal Fiscal Powers and Functions Act, Act 12 of 2007 Download

  • Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act, Act 13 of 2005 Download

  • Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004 Download

  • Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003 Download

  • Protected Disclosures Act, Act 26 of 2000 Download
  • Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, Act 3 of 2000 Download
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000 Download

  • Public Finance Management Act, Act 1 of 1999 Download

  • Executive Members' Ethics Act, Act 82 of 1998 Download

  • Public Service Commission Act, Act 46 of 1997 Download

  • Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, No 108 of 1996 (specifically Chapter 10) Download

  • Public Service Act, 1994 Download
  • Public Protector Act, Act 23 of 1994 Download

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