Higher Certificate Courses Online | Accredited | IQ Academy

Graduate with a Higher Certificate from a fully accredited programme

affordable monthly payments

Affordable monthly payments

No deposit, no Interest

Study any time, any where

technology assisted learning

Technology assisted learning

easy access to a tutor

Easy access to a tutor

Graduate with a Higher Certificate from a fully accredited programme

  • Affordable monthly payments
  • No deposit, no Interest
  • Study any time, any where
  • Technology assisted learning
  • Easy access to a tutor


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

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 (10 185 for 1st academic year, 10 635 for 2nd academic year)
    • EFT, Ozow (iPay), Credit or Debit Card (PayGate)

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

Academic Team

Danie Vlok

MBA (Rhodes), BA Hons (Sociology) (UPE), BA (Stell)

Amy Long

Currently registered for PhD in Social Sciences(UFH), MSocSci in Sociology (UFH) , BA Honours Psychological Counselling (Unisa), BSocSci (Honours) in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (UFH), BSocSci (UFH) , BA Criminology (Unisa)

Adele Bellingan

Currently registered for Masters Psychology (Unisa), BA Honours Psychological Counselling (Unisa), BCom Honours in Business Management Financial Management (Unisa), BCom Financial Management (Unisa), National Diploma Technical Financial Accounting (ICB)

Prince Leburu

B-Tech: Marketing Management (VUT), National Diploma: Marketing Management (VUT)

Thandekile Nkohla

BTech Marketing, Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Education

Yvonne Mushaninga

Diploma: Training Management (IPMZ), BCom Hons Industrial Psychology (Unisa), BSoc Sci Human Resource Management (UCT)

Bernadette King

BSc (Wits), BSc Hons (Wits), PGDHE (Rhodes), MA (Industrial Psych) (Wits

Nathan Laurence

BCom Marketing

Noluthando Mbangeleli

Currently registered for MCom in Leadership (UKZN), BCom Hons Business Management (Unisa) , BCom Information Management (UJ)

Bongiwe Kavi

Currently registered for Masters in Industrial Psychology (UFH), BCom Hons Industrial Psychology (UFH) , BAdmin Human Resources Management (UFH)

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