Admissions

Entry Requirements

Higher Certificate in Counselling and Communication Skills
  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate (Vocational) with a minimum of 45% in English, or equivalent school-leaving qualification.

Or

  • A Senior Certificate (pre-2008) with a minimum overall D-aggregate (50%) with a minimum of 45% in English, or an equivalent school leaving certificate.

Or

  • Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating formal, informal, and non-formal knowledge, training, work experience, and/or learning equivalent to a National Senior Certificate (NQF level 4) to support admission into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

 

Diploma in Counselling and Communication Skills
  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate (Vocational) with a minimum of 45% in English coupled with an achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40-49%) or better in four designated subjects (including Life Orientation), or equivalent school-leaving qualification.

Or

  • A Senior Certificate (pre-2008) with a minimum overall D-aggregate (50%) with English passed at Standard Grade or better, or an equivalent school-leaving certificate.

Or

  • A Higher Certificate (NQF level 5), a SAQA verified equivalent qualification, or Advanced Certificate in a cognate field.

Or

  • Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating formal, informal, and non-formal knowledge, training, work experience, and/or learning equivalent to a National Senior Certificate (NQF level 4) to support admission into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

 

Advanced Certificate in Counselling and Communication Skills
  • A Higher Certificate or equivalent NQF level 5 qualification in an appropriate field of study.

Or

  • Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating formal, informal, and non-formal knowledge, training, work experience, and/or learning equivalent to an NQF level 5 qualification to support admission into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Bachelor of Social Work

This is a four-year professional programme that is registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP), and as such all applicants are required to undergo a screening and selection process which includes a selection interview in addition to meeting the minimum entrance requirements.

Acceptance into this programme is limited to maximum 20 students per campus per academic year.

  • A National Senior Certificate, or the National Certificate (Vocational) or equivalent with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement as follows: an achievement rating of Level 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50 – 59%) or better in six designated subjects, and English should be at an achievement rating of Level 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50 – 59%).

OR

  • A Senior Certificate (Pre- 2008) with Endorsement, with English and Mathematics/Maths Literacy passed at Standard Grade or better, or an equivalent school-leaving certificate.

OR

  • A Higher Certificate (NQF level 5), a SAQA verified equivalent qualification, Advanced Certificate, or Diploma in a cognate field.

OR

  •  Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating formal, informal, and non-formal knowledge, training, work experience, and/or learning equivalent to an NQF level 5 qualification to support admission into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

 

Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Majoring in Psychology and Counselling)
  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate (Vocational) with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement 50-59%) or better in four designated subjects (including Life Orientation).

Or

  • A Senior Certificate (pre-2008) with Endorsement with English passed at Standard Grade or better, or an equivalent school-leaving certificate.

Or

  • A Higher Certificate (NQF level 5), SAQA verified equivalent qualification, Advanced Certificate, or Diploma in a cognate field.

Or

  • Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating formal, informal, and non-formal knowledge, training, work experience, and/or learning equivalent to an NQF level 5 qualification to support admission into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Majoring in Psychology and Human Resource Management)
  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate (Vocational) with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement 50-59%) or better in four designated subjects (including Life Orientation).

Or

  • A Senior Certificate (pre-2008) with Endorsement with English passed at Standard Grade or better, or an equivalent school-leaving certificate.

Or

  • A Higher Certificate (NQF level 5), SAQA verified equivalent qualification, Advanced Certificate, or Diploma in a cognate field.

Or

  • Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating formal, informal, and non-formal knowledge, training, work experience, and/or learning equivalent to an NQF level 5 qualification to support admission into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Majoring in Psychology and Business Management)
  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate (Vocational) with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement 50-59%) or better in four designated subjects (including Life Orientation).

Or

  • A Senior Certificate (pre-2008) with Endorsement with English passed at Standard Grade or better, or an equivalent school-leaving certificate.

Or

  • A Higher Certificate (NQF level 5), SAQA verified equivalent qualification, Advanced Certificate, or Diploma in a cognate field.

Or

  • Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating formal, informal, and non-formal knowledge, training, work experience, and/or learning equivalent to an NQF level 5 qualification to support admission into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Bachelor of Psychology

This is a four-year professional programme that is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), and as such all applicants are required to undergo a screening and selection process which includes a selection interview in addition to meeting the minimum entrance requirements.

Acceptance into this programme is limited to maximum 20 students per approved campus per academic year.

  • A National Senior Certificate or National Certificate (Vocational) with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement 50-59%) or better in 6 designated subjects including Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy and English.

OR

  • Senior Certificate (Pre- 2008) with Endorsement, with English and Mathematics/Maths Literacy passed at Standard Grade or better, or an equivalent school-leaving certificate.

OR

  • A Higher Certificate (NQF level 5), a SAQA verified equivalent qualification, Advanced Certificate, or Diploma in a cognate field.

OR

  • Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating formal, informal, and non-formal knowledge, training, work experience, and/or learning equivalent to an NQF level 5 qualification to support admission into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Bachelor of Social Science Honours in Psychology

All applicants for this programme are required to undergo a screening and selection process.

  • A minimum of an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree (NQF level 7) or appropriate Advanced Diploma with a psychology major, having achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 65% and/or above in all psychology subjects undertaken in the final year (exit level) of study.

Or

  • Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating formal, informal, and non-formal knowledge, training, work experience, and/or learning in a cognate field of study equivalent to an NQF level 7 qualification to support admission into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Bachelor of Social Science Honours in Psychology [BPsych Equivalent Programme]

All applicants for the Bachelor of Social Science Honours in Psychology [BPsych Equivalent Programme] are required to undergo a screening and selection process. As per the Health Professions Council of South Africa’s requirements, the maximum number of applicants accepted into this programme is limited to 15 students per approved campus, i.e. Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria campuses.

  • A minimum of an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree (NQF level 7) or appropriate Advanced Diploma with a psychology major, having achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 65% and/or above in all psychology subjects undertaken in the final year (exit level) of study.

Or

  • Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating formal, informal, and non-formal knowledge, training, work experience, and/or learning in a cognate field of study equivalent to an NQF level 7 qualification to support admission into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Bachelor of Social Science Honours in Human Resource Management

All applicants for this programme are required to undergo a screening and selection process.

  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree with a human resource management, industrial psychology, or organisational psychology major (NQF 7), having achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 65% and/or above in all human resource management-related subjects undertaken in the final year (exit level) of study.

Or

  • Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating formal, informal, and non-formal knowledge, training, work experience, and/or learning in a cognate field of study equivalent to an NQF level 7 qualification to support admission into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Master of Social Science in Community Mental Health Promotion

All applicants for this programme are required to undergo a screening and selection process. Acceptance into this programme is limited to a maximum of 20 students per campus per academic year.

  • A relevant Bachelor Honours Degree (NQF level 8), relevant Postgraduate Diploma, or SAQA verified equivalent qualification in a recognised cognate field with a grade point average (GPA) of 65% or above.

Or

  • Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating either by examination, research experience, publication, considerable relevant work experience in the field, or a record of appropriate training and/or development, that they have reached a level in the subject or a cognate subject, that is equivalent to the learning outcomes of an Honours Bachelor’s degree/NQF 8 qualification. RPL applications for this programme are only considered for admission into the programme and not for advanced standing or module exemption.
Coach Practitioner Programme
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience.
Advanced Coach Practitioner Programme
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience.
  • Completion of SACAP’s Coach Practitioner Programme.
Postgraduate Diploma in Coaching

All applicants are required to undergo a screening and selection process which includes a selection interview in addition to meeting the minimum entrance requirements. Acceptance into this programme is, therefore, not automatic.

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree (NQF level 7) or appropriate Advanced Diploma, or SAQA verified equivalent qualification. 5 years of post-qualification life and/or work experience is an advantage.

Or

  • Applicants 24 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating formal, informal, and non-formal knowledge, training, work experience, and/or learning in a cognate field of study equivalent to an NQF level 7 qualification to support admission into the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).