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Short courses are administered in student intakes starting every 2 months.

  • Next intake starts: 14 February 2022
  • Registration deadline: 01 February 2022
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Our short course programmes are courses that can be completed in 6 – 12 months and are designed to complement a working professionals lifestyle through flexible distance learning. Assessments are done through the submission of assignments, with no exams required.

Stacked with learning, unlike other short courses, we ensure adequate skills building and not just a superficial overview of subject matter. Our curricula are developed by industry experts and are internally quality assured and approved by our Academic Board. Our short courses are institutional programmes and are non-credit bearing.

Short courses are typically non-credit bearing programmes, affording students the opportunity to build their professional credentials without the higher cost and time associated with studying for a university degree or qualification.

Yes, 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 2112/HE07/001/. You can learn more about our accreditations.

A dedicated course lecturer is available online to provide support and assistance. They can answer your questions via iCan messages or discussion forums. Your tutor can also be contacted by email or telephone.

There are no written examinations for this course. As part of your learning, you are encouraged to complete short quizzes throughout each module, which help you build and test knowledge. You will be required to complete and submit one summative assessment at the end of each module. To meet the requirement for this course, you will have to pass the final summative assessment for each module, before you can get certified.

Once you have completed your course, you will get an iQ Academy Short Course Certificate. Your certificate demonstrates that you have acquired industry-relevant skills which can enhance your promotional and employment opportunities.

  • Pass all your assignments
  • Pay up your student account
  • Email a certified copy of your ID document to: or fax: 086-758-4800 to receive your certificate.

Certificates are couriered by Fastway Courier Services once they are printed:

  • It takes up to 14 working days for us to print certificates and package them for our courier.
  • We send the Fastway Courier Service tracking number to you via email.
  • Delivery is between 3-7 working days.

What do the short course fees include?

All your learning material is included in the course fee, whether you pay in instalments or upfront. There are no hidden costs, the only additional fees that may be charged are remarking or repeat registrations.

Your course lecturer provides all the academic support you need to successfully complete your course.

Enjoy a learning plan that maps out your study schedule each week, and includes live Microsoft Teams sessions with your lecturer and fellow students.

Your online student portal to master your studies, connect with your lecturer and fellow students.

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