iQ Academy Accreditations

Regulatory information


Department of Higher Education and Training

iQ Academy is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2024 as a Private Higher Education Institution (PHEI) under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Our registration number with the DHET is: 2012/HE07/001.

iQ Academy is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Further Education and Training College under the Continuing Education and Training Act, 2006. Our registration number with the DHET is: 2009/FE07/102

The DHET keeps a register of all PHEIs, which you can view on their website at:



South African Qualifications Authority

SAQA is a statutory body, regulated in terms of the National Qualifications Framework Act No. 67 of 2008. SAQA is responsible for recording all qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) offered by providers, both public and private. iQ Academy has submitted all its qualifications to SAQA for recording on the NQF. A list of the qualifications offered by iQ Academy can be viewed on the SAQA website:

You can also find the SAQA ID listed on our website for each of the qualifications we offer. You can search for a qualification on SAQA at:


Council on Higher Education

The CHE is an independent statutory body that quality assures all programmes offered by higher education institutions. Before a programme is offered by iQ Academy, it is submitted to the CHE for accreditation in terms of meeting the minimum standards set by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the CHE. iQ Academy has received accreditation for all of our qualifications.

You can learn more about CHE at:

Further accreditations and memberships

iQ Academy holds various further accreditations, 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)

In addition iQ Academy holds a membership with the National Association of Distance Education and Open Learning in South Africa (NADEOSA).

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“Making it possible for everyone to study”

Thanks iQ, for making it possible for everyone to study without feeling the financial pressure with your fee structures. The lectures are amazing. Looking forward to the future now…thank you!

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Challenging as it was but I am grateful to our facilitators who were with us throughout. I’d encourage everyone to take a course with iQ, you will never regret it. Thank you and keep up the good work!

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It’s so much easier studying online, downloading all my study guides through my cell phone without a laptop. It’s a good experience for me. This is so easy to do!

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I began my journey with iQ & never looked back. I was promoted from receptionist to admin manageress. I truly believe education paves the way to success.

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