Business Courses & Distance Learning | iQ Academy
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Affordable education

iQ Academy is the go-to brand for affordable private higher education in South Africa. With over 10 years experience, iQA has specialised in delivering quality distance education, in the area of business studies, that is accessible and relevant to the diversity of people in our country.


iQ Academy (Pty) Ltd Company Registration No. 2006/033114/07: is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2021 as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997, Registration Certificate No. 2012/HE07/001.

iQA also holds various other accreditation, including:

  • Financial Advisory Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET)
  • Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA)
  • South African Board for People Practices (SABPP)
  • Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)

And the following membership:

  • National Association of Distance Education and Open Learning in South Africa (NADEOSA)


“Good Morning iQ Academy has beeen great, studying with iQ was easy and convenient. The lectures on iCan were always there. FB messages were answered on time, emails attended to swiftly. Thanx for everything I receive my certificate for Financial Management I am happy and proud of my self” – Mphumzi Ngetu

“I got my certificate Thanks iQ, I never experienced bad service from you everything was perfect for me. keep it up guys. Thanks so much” – Mazandy Mazet Msimanga

“Hi many thanks to you amazing peeps .. really great study material, awesome lecturers and very fun iCan portal.. to those just starting off enjoy and recommend a friend too.. wish you all the best” – Sollomon Williams

Entry requirements

iQ Higher Certificate Qualifications

  • Grade 12 with a minimum of 30% in English

iQ Short Courses

  • Grade 12 school leaving certificate is recommended
  • A Grade 9 school leaving certificate is acceptable for some courses

Cost and payment plans

Higher Certificate Courses

  • Monthly Payments
    • R679 x 15 months and R709 x 15 months (other flexible plans available)
    • Debit order
  • Full Payment
    • R20,820 (R10 185 for 1st academic year, R10 635 for 2nd academic year)
    • EFT, Ozow (iPay), Credit or Debit Card (PayGate)

iQ Short Courses

  • R479 x 24 months = R11,496

Digital Marketing Courses

  • Certified Digital Marketing Professional
    • R17,990 Full Payment
    • See Promotions for discounts

    Certified Digital Marketing Specialist – Search and Social

    • R19,990 Full Payment
    • See Promotions for discount

DO LIFE Micro Courses

  • Free value-add for iQ Students

Method of teaching and learning

  • Interactive distance learning to help accommodate each student’s unique circumstances
  • Student support is provided by email, telephone, or through “chats” in our innovative and accessible iCan online student portal
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