You can verify your educational Qualifications on the National Learners` Records Database (NLRD) at the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). If you check your own information, you receive the full record of what the NLRD holds concerning you. Should there be no information, you can contact the NQF and Career Advice Services on with scanned copies of your certificates for further information. (as per information sent by NLRD)
Confirm Higher Educational Institutions
Students, parents and learners need to make sure that schools where they register their children are fully registered with the South African Qualifications Authority and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
To do this‚ students are advised to check the registration certificate of that institution.
This certificate‚ issued by the DHET‚ must be able to clearly show all the programmes each institution is accredited to offer.
If there is a programme that is not included in that certificate but which the institution promises to offer‚ students must know that they are being conned.
A list of all the names of institutions that are fully registered and operating legally is available at on the links below:
- Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
- HESA(Higher Education of South Africa)
- Through the different SETA’s – for Training Providers