SACAP - The South African College of Applied Psychology https://www.sacap.edu.za

SACAP’s Diploma is a well-rounded offering that balances knowledge with practical skills and experience. It’s a comprehensive, 2-year, vocational qualification that develops insight in psychology, human behaviour and mental health.

This is integrated with “work-ready” counselling and communication skills for application in a variety of environments. The Diploma is also structured in such a way that you can develop deeper learnings in specific counselling areas of your choice.

At a Glance

Availability On Campus (Johannesburg & Cape Town)
Duration 2 years full-time
3 years part-time
Intakes 3 Intakes per year
Modules and Credits 19 modules (At least 240 credits)
NQF 6, CHE accredited
Practicum 200 hours including supervision

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Is this course for me?

If you say yes to any of the following points, then the Diploma could just be the perfect fit for you.

Do you?

  • Want an NQF accredited qualification that is nationally benchmarked and internationally comparable.
  • Want a career in counselling and are looking for a comprehensive qualification that combines knowledge with applied skills.
  • Want to gain deeper knowledge and skills in specific counselling areas such as: addictions, grief and loss, working with children, working with adolescents and/ or HIV and sexuality.
  • Want to gain practical fieldwork experience to increase your expertise and confidence for a career in counselling.
  • Want a reputable higher education qualification in counselling and communication without the stringencies and time commitment of a long-term degree programme.

What will I learn?

Throughout the Diploma, you’ll gain knowledge and insight into:

  • Psychology, human behaviour and mental health, including developmental paradigms for understanding behaviour.
  • Psychological challenges and models for understanding behaviour and intervention.
  • Diversity and cross-cultural dynamics in the South African context.
  • Ethics in psychology.

You will also develop:

  • Counselling and interpersonal communication skills, including referral and management strategies, application in the key areas of crisis and trauma counselling, conflict management and family and relationship work.
  • Knowledge and skills in specific counselling areas through your choice of elective models, such as: addictions, grief and loss, working with children, working with adolescents and/or HIV and sexuality.
  • Practical fieldwork experience.
  • Basic research and study skills so that you can write reports and manage records.

What can I do with this qualification?

You will be able to work as a SACAP Counsellor who, working with supervision, can:

  • Provide short term supportive counselling (excluding psychotherapy) in a range of counselling environments with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Identify (but not diagnose or treat) possible mental health disorders and refer clients to the appropriate professionals.
  • Apply effective communication and competency-based counselling approaches finding strengths and resilience to facilitate mental health and wellness.

What further study pathways are open to me?

Once you have successfully finished the Diploma you’ll be eligible for admission into SACAP’s Bachelor of Applied Social Science (BAppSocSci) undergraduate degree with credit transfer for the same modules already completed.

Admission requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (Diploma Pass) with a minimum of 45% in English coupled with an achievement rating of 3 or better in 4 designated subjects (including Life Orientation), or equivalent qualification, OR
  • South African Senior Certificate (pre-2008): An overall grade of D (or 50%) with English passed at Standard Grade (or better), or equivalent qualification.
  • Mature students 23 years of age and older who do not meet the above requirements should provide a portfolio of evidence to support admission on the basis of SACAP’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

Ask a question:

  1. Adri Plaatjies

    I pass with a diploma can I participate?

    • SACAP

      Yes, if you have a diploma pass you qualify to do the Higher Certificate or Diploma in Counselling and Communication Skills. If you wanted to continue into the Bachelor of Applied Social Science degree, it would be an option for you afterwards, provided you have passed all your modules.

  2. s\Sonja Friedschröde

    I would like to do it online. When is the starting date? I am 50 years of age and do not have a senior certificate, what exactly do you then require of me. i have a diploma in Massage Therapy.

    • SACAP

      Good day. We have three intakes per year. You may begin in February, May or September. As long as you have a Diploma which is on NQF 6 you would qualify to do any of our online modules.

  3. Thanasegari Govindsamy

    I’m in durban, do you have a campus here?

    • SACAP

      We unfortunately do not have a campus in Durban. However it would be an option for you to do online learning. We offer the Higher Certificate or Diploma in Counselling and Communication Skills or the Bachelor of Applied Social Science online.

  4. Nqobile Mafuletja

    I want to study this year maybe June. I want to do diploma in psychology.

    • SACAP

      We have intakes 3 times a year: in February, May or September. You can apply now for the May or September intake. We will send you the necessary application forms.

  5. Ndayizeye Pontein

    Good day, I work for a the busiest Doctor’s room (Surgery) in Newlands Cape Town, and I would like to attain a diploma in Psychology and counselling to enable me to assist our some of our patients in counselling when opportunity occures. I am 31 years old. Please could you let me know the procedure to study this diploma ONLINE.

  6. Kelebogile Masuku

    Hi .I am interested in studying for a Diploma in Counselling and Communication but would like to study it part time. Where can I send my application form through to?

    • SACAP

      Good day. We offer the Diploma full time or part time and this is available on campus or online so is very suitable for people who are working. Please scan and email the SACAP application form through to info@sacap.edu.za

  7. Meshack Mulaudzi

    Can I register this diploma without matric I only have grade 11 and I’m 29 years old

    • SACAP

      For mature students (24+) not meeting the requirements, a portfolio of evidence to support admission on the basis of SACAP’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy can be submitted. Please send us your email address and we can email you the necessary documents.

  1. SACAP

    Laura,

    Please complete the SACAP application form, and email it to info@sacap.edu.za together with a certified copy of your highest academic qualifications, a certified copy of your ID and a character reference letter.

    Reply
  2. Tsholofelo Nkwane

    Good day, i figured i will do the Counseling and Communication Degree, why do i need a reference letter to apply? Is it vital to have a reference letter from my employee?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Tsholofelo,
      Yes, it is vital you send a reference letter. You can ask anyone who knows you well and is working within a professional field

      Reply
  3. SACAP

    Ntlotleng,

    Please fill out the application form and send it to the Cape Town or Johannesburg campus.

    Reply
  4. Elizabeth Magano

    Good Day

    I am interested in studying a Diploma in counselling and communication at your institution. I have a Diploma in Human resource management, I have studied at TUT. I have also done some short courses in EAP and Employee Wellness at Continuing Education with UP. I am currently working as the Wellness Officer at my workplace. I wanna study more so that I can have a better understanding and knowledge regarding Wellness and EAP.

    I need information regarding the enrolment and applications as am interested in studying part time at your institution.

    Regards
    Elizabeth Magano

    Reply
  5. Fiona

    Where can i apply?

    Reply
  6. dimakatso prospecia motlhokwane

    where is the nearest campus for me
    iam in kimberley

    Reply
  7. TEBOGO M. NGOLELE

    when does the course start?Is it possible to apply now for 2015,how much is the annual fee and how do I pay?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Tebogo,

      We have 3 intakes per year, February, June and September. Since the it is too late for February, you could apply now for the June or September intake.

      Reply
  8. Seape Sarah Mokakale

    I’m a principal with honours degree in Mathematics. I’m presently teaching Life orientation.I like to do Diploma counselling please I want enrol now.

    Reply
  9. Thembakazi Qhusheka

    Hi can I still study with you if I got m
    y matric on year 2000 and 34 years of age?

    Reply
  10. Mosa

    Can I study psychology with a diploma???I got (B) admission to diploma in my results for matric and wanted to study psychology…

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Mosa,

      You may be able to qualify for entry into SACAP’s Diploma in Counselling and Communication, after which you may pursue further studies in the field of psychology at SACAP or another institution.

      Reply
  11. Sinazo Ncombo

    I am very interested in studing Psychology on a college level and on a varsity level but I do not have my grade 12 I have grade 11 instead. Do I qualify to study Psychology?

    Reply
  12. amanda

    if my requirements meet your requirement in pursing the diploma for counseling and communication skills and my matric results says admission to higher certificate is it possible for diploma or not?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Amanda,

      If your grades are good enough (i.e over 45% in English coupled with an achievement rating of 3 or better in 4 designated subject, including Life Orientation), then you will qualify for the Diploma.

      Reply
  13. Galaletsang

    Hi,I obtained admission to Bachelors degree’s in 2013 iwant to know if I can study BA in psychology with you or Diploma and still be able to pursue my studies in any other unversities?

    Reply
  14. sihle

    On counselling, how much do they pay. According to the salary

    Reply
  15. Moniemang Letshabo

    Im 41 and a teacher for 18yrs with a degree in psychology and would like to have a qualification in counselling. What do i need to qualify to study with you?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Monlemang,

      You are likely to qualify under our Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

      Reply
  16. oratile oseile

    I have registered for the diploma in counseling for 2015. When will the class of start??

    Reply
  17. Ash

    Are you still taking applications for feb 2015??????

    Reply
  18. justice

    is the application form available online?

    Reply
  19. Murena Emmanuel Netshitangani

    Can you please send me information about diploma in psychology.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Murena,

      Please read about the Diploma in Counselling and Communication here.

      Reply
  20. Isha Singh

    I would like to enroll for this diploma.i am an educator by profession and I have psychology 3 through unisa in my Bachelor of Arts degree. When does registration open and how much are the respective courses?i intend to go into counselling .

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Isha,

      We have 3 intakes per year, February, June and September. Since the it is too late for February, you could apply now for the June or September intake.

      Reply
  21. Margie Burgess

    How much does the diploma cost in total?

    Reply
  22. Samantha baitz

    Am I still able to apply for the diploma or is it too late

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Samantha,

      We have 3 intakes per year, so it is not too late for the June or September 2015 intake.

      Reply
  23. Buhle

    I have Honours in Inclusive Education,and I want to do Honours in school guidance and counselling. Will it be possible. If possible what and where will I be able to work?

    Reply
  24. gugulethu

    How much it does the whole course cost?

    Reply
  25. lungile mqadi

    Where do I study counselling
    at durban?

    Reply
  26. Godfrey.

    Do I meet the minimum requirements for admission in Diploma? with the following Marks on my National Senior Certificate
    Setswana Home Language 72%
    English First additional Language 59%
    Mathematics 29%
    Life Orientation 64
    Geography 55%
    Life Sciences 40%
    Tourism 65%

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Godfrey,

      It looks like you meet the minimum entrance requirements. Please fill out the application form and send it to either the Cape Town or Johannesburg campus.

      Reply
  27. Chantal

    Good day, can you please send me more information on registration and prices please? im interested in doing a part time counselling course.

    Thanks

    Chantal

    Reply
  28. Innocent Morake

    Hi. How much is these courses? Can I get a pamphlet to show me courses’ fees?

    Reply
  29. Oliver Blignaut

    Good day,

    I would like to enroll for this counseling position as soon as possible, however, I need to know the costs involved and payment plans regarding the part time studies? Please assist with various choices I might have regarding paying for the studies, what is the deposit and what would be the monthly installments?

    My motto, however unnecessary in question would be “Heal yesterdays problems today for tomorrow”.
    I have a passion for humankind and would like to ensure that, within this social and unbalanced, ever changing world we live in, every individual has the chanced to understand and develop without their own past, present and mental insecurities holding them back.
    Sometimes a little understanding with a good premises goes a long way!

    Kind regards

    Oliver Blignaut

    Reply
  30. Maree Lottering

    Good day

    I am interested in becoming a registered counsellor. I have a Bachelor of Arts degre, Honours in Psychology and a PGCE. Would your course be the best one for me to consider?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Maree,

      The SACAP Diploma only allows you to become a ‘SACAP counsellor’ who will work with supervision. In order to become a Registered Counsellor, you would have to complete SACAP’s 4 year BPsych Degree. However, it would be best for you to apply to another institution to enrol in a Masters programme and become registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

      Reply
  31. Mthombeni basani marcia

    is the a way that I can still apply to study next year in 2015?

    Reply
  32. Zanele Fakude

    I am interested just want to know if there is any college where I can study fir this course in Nelspruit ir any town around Mpumalanga

    Reply
  33. boitumelo

    I am interested in studying the course next year 2015 how can I apply

    Reply
  34. Lerato Pooe

    I have obtained a matric diploma in 2008 and I want to know if it will be possible for me to study psychology at sacap.??
    can I please get the broucher for payments and lastly does sacap has bursaries and study loan?

    Reply
  35. ayanda avis

    can i take this course i pass grade 11 so do i qualify for this course?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Ayanda,

      If you passed your English, you will qualify for the Diploma in Counselling.

      Reply
  36. Dianne Corte

    Hi, I studies 1 year towards BA Psyc and changed to Communication through Unisa, so do I receive credits for this if I want to begin your Degree? What are the costs involved? I am in JHB

    Many thanks
    Dianne

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Dianne,

      Please contact us so that we speak to you directly about your credits and whether they can be transferred. Send an email to info@www.sacap.edu.za or call us on 0860 77 11 11.

      Reply
  37. Alina

    Hi
    I am interested in studying the diploma. But need to attend classes after work, do you offer evening classes?
    also please email me the course fees

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Alina,

      We do offer evening classes. Please contact us for more information on times and on our fee structure. Send an email to info@www.sacap.edu.za or call us on 0860 77 11 11.

      Reply
  38. candisse

    When will you reopen and Where will I be able to go to enroll for 2015? I would like to see and speak to someone about studying.

    Reply
  39. Thembelihle mathe

    Where can i find the college in durban(kwa zulu natal)i would like to do a diploma in cancelling.And is it possible to study part time.

    Reply
  40. Vuyokazi Ndifor

    How much does the diploma cost

    Reply
  41. Gladys mofokeng

    Hie,where can i find college or varsity that hav this course,around johannesburg

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Gladys,

      SACAP has a campus in Johannesburg where you can study any of the courses we have available. Our address is 1st Floor, 1 Sixty Jan Smuts, 160 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank

      Reply
  42. Tanya van Nierop

    I am interested in doing the Diploma in Counselling & Communication.
    What are the costs involved in doing this full time?
    Could I do this one year full time and then the rest part time?
    Thank you,
    Tanya

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Tanya,

      It is possible to change from full-time to part-time during your studies.
      Please contact us so that we discuss with you directly our tuition fees and payment options. Email to info@www.sacap.edu.za or call us on 0860 77 11 11

      Reply
  43. andrea browb

    I have my honors in psychology and wanted to find out if this course would be of benefit to myself?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Andrea,

      With this SACAP diploma, you will be able to work as a SACAP Counsellor who, working with supervision, can do several things, including provide short term supportive counselling (excluding psychotherapy) in a range of counselling environments with diverse individuals and groups, identify (but not diagnose or treat) possible mental health disorders and refer clients to the appropriate professionals and apply effective communication and competency-based counselling approaches finding strengths and resilience to facilitate mental health and wellness.

      Reply
  44. Misha Oliver

    I live in durban and ive studied BA HSSS in psychology for two years at varsity college durban north and im wanting to switch over to you. How do i go about doing so? Do I get credits? I just want a diploma in psychology. I need to study online because I live in durban.

    Reply
  45. Tlamelo Mopipi

    can I please have the SA code want to call

    Reply
  46. Alvinah

    How much would i pay course fees per annum?

    Reply
  47. Nomthandazo

    I really love psychology but I have never studied it before, can I apply for 1st yr in 2015.
    I would love to apply as soon as you reopen.

    Reply
  48. Thinandavha Musipa

    Do you accept foreign students in your college? Im from Zimbabwe, I’m 35years old ,and hold an O Level qualification. So how much is the tuition fees for the Diploma in communication and psycology?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Thinandavha,

      We do accept foreign students as long as they have a valid study permit. Please contact us so that we discuss with you directly our tuition fees and payment options. Email to info@www.sacap.edu.za or call us on 0860 77 11 11

      Reply
  49. Boitumelo Tumi Rerayi

    Please email me information pack regarding Diploma in psychology including study fees. I will like to register for Partime, am residing in Midrand .

    Reply
  50. portia

    how much are the fees and registration fees

    Reply
  51. Christine

    Hi, I have been doing some research on careers in psychology and the most popular ones that I personally think are industrial psychology and sports psychology. I would like to find out if those are included in the BPsych degree?

    Thanks

    Christine

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Christine,

      The BPsych degree from SACAP allows you to be a registered counsellor. We do not include industrial psychology or sports psychology at the moment.

      Reply
  52. khanyisa tyatya

    i have an Economics and Business Management degree but i want to become a counsellor or obtain a psychology qualification. please advise me on how i can make this happen and id love info on your fee structure, modules, etc.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Khanyisa,

      Thank you for your interest in studying at SACAP.
      Please contact us in order to discuss with you directly what options you have with regards to our courses as well as information on fees and payment options.
      Email to info@www.sacap.edu.za or call us on 0860 77 11 11

      Reply
  53. caroline

    Hi.do I qualify to study while I hv grade 11 report nd currently permanently employed.nd want to study part time.im in limpopo

    Reply
  54. Tolulope Osazuwa

    Please let me know if you take students from other countries,i am Nigerian.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Tolulope,

      We do take foreign students. You will need to apply to SACAP, and then upon acceptance, apply for a study visa. Only when you have the study visa will you be able to register with us.

      Reply
  55. Clint

    I’m interested in studying for the diploma in counselling in 2015…I would like to know what the total fee is for the first year of study???

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Clint,

      Thank you for your interest in studying at SACAP.
      Please contact us in order to discuss with you directly fees and payment options.
      Email to info@www.sacap.edu.za or call us on 0860 77 11 11

      Reply
  56. KEALEBOGA

    Yes

    Reply
  57. theembie mbata

    if I pass my diploma what are my chances to get the job

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Theembie,

      Thank you for your enquiry. Because of the great need for qualified counsellors, as well as SACAP’s practical training methods, the you are very likely to find a job after graduating from SACAP.

      Reply
  58. THEMBIE MBATA

    want to do counselling course what requirements do you need passed senior certificate matric

    Reply
  59. Ndlovu Elphasi

    How much cost is a diploma in counceling?.

    Reply
  60. Lorraine

    Good day,

    I have completed a O.A. Dip (Child Psychology) with online academies in the UK. It is a level 4 qualification. What weight does this carry and what will I be able to do with such a qualification in South Africa?

    Regards,
    Lorraine

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Hi Lorraine,

      All qualifications achieved abroad would have to be converted into NQF levels in South Africa. Students can forward their qualifications to SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) directly at http://www.saqa.org.za. We will certainly look at possible credits once we know the level of entry. In order to look at credits we will need a breakdown of the content of modules completed and the NQF level they carry as well as credit value per module.

      Reply
  61. Phumza Kubeka

    Greetings
    I have an Honors Degree in School guidance and counselling and Honors in Inclusion ,i would like to become a registered counselor.
    Iam currently working for department of Education (psychology unit ).what courses would you recommend?

    Reply
  62. Xandra Malapane

    Greetings,

    I have an undergraduate Social science degree and majored in organisational psychology and industrial sociology as well as a post-graduate diploma in marketing.

    I have largely worked in the Marketing and Communications space, and to a lesser extent in management training.

    I would like to study psychology, particularly in assisting Youth and adults in the personal development space(career counselling, health, etc)I enjoy working with individuals and groups.

    What courses would you recommend? I am based in Mpumalanga, and work full time, so I can only study via correspondence at this stage.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Xandra,

      Thank you for your interest in studying at SACAP. Please send an email to info@www.sacap.edu.za or call us on 0860 77 11 11 and we will talk to you directly about the options that would suit you best.

      Reply
  63. Rosa

    Could you provide brochure and pricing on the Councelling course please.

    Reply
  64. Tahira Erasmus

    Good day,

    Please provide the fee schedule as well as payment options for the Diploma in Councelling.

    Kind regards
    Tahira

    Reply
  65. Tamara mMushonga

    I would kindly like to know more about the courses of physcology

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Tamara,

      Please send an email to info@www.sacap.edu.za or call us on 0860 77 11 11 and we will talk to you directly about the courses we have available at SACAP and which ones would best suit you.

      Reply
  66. KENEUOE TAOANA

    I AM INTERESTED IN HELPING PEOPLE FOR COUNCILLING AS IT IS SOMETHING I AM DOING BUT NOT IN A PROFFESSIONAL MANNER. I WOULD LIKE TO STUDY FULL TIME UNTILL I GET MY DEGREE

    Reply
  67. Sara

    How can I check the fees of the courses?

    Reply
  68. thembie Mbata

    I wrote my matric May\June part-time this yr I came out with symbol E in English and Xhosa,symbol C in Business Economics and Criminolgy,symboly A in Intro Ethnology and SA Crim LAW do I qualify to do a counceling course

    Reply
  69. Cindy

    Hi,

    please send me the tuition fees if one wants a Diploma in Counselling & Communication.
    thanks

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Cindy,

      Thank you for your interest in studying at SACAP.
      Please send an email to info@www.sacap.edu.za and we will get back to you with your request or you can call us on 0860 77 11 11 and we will talk to you directly about fees and payment options.

      Reply
  70. marlene

    Im doing research for my daughter who wants to study Psychology in the future and wanted you to please for forward the fees structure for the course. Thankyou.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Marlene,

      Please send an email to info@www.sacap.edu.za and we will get back to you with your request or you can call us on 0860 77 11 11 and we will talk to you directly about fees and payment options.

      Reply
  71. Madeline

    I would like to know the SAQA ID code for Diploma in Counselling and Communication offered as an online course.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Madeline,

      Thank you for your enquiry
      The SAQA ID code for Diploma in Counselling and Communication is: NQF level 6 – Diploma in Counselling and Communication (SAQA ID 62729)

      Reply
  72. Evelyn

    hi,im currently staying in mpumalanga and cape town is afar from my village.i would really like to study on campus since i have no access to a pc to study online.
    So i want to make sure im well prepared for the course.i would like you to send me a couselling career quiz please,AND SINCE IM STAYING FAR IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE INTERVIEWED ONLINE?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Evelyn

      Thank you for your interest in studying at SACAP. We would like to talk to you directly, so please call (0860 77 11 11) or send an email (info@www.sacap.edu.za)

      Reply
  73. princess

    I would like to know, how much are your fees and the payment options.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Princess,

      Please call (0860 77 11 11) or send an email (info@www.sacap.edu.za) to us so that we discuss with you directly fees and payment options

      Reply
  74. badrunisha rafiq

    I have a n1 certificate with no matric.
    If I have completed a certificate in clinical psycology. Will I be able to enrol for this course.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Badrunisha,

      You could enroll for a course at SACAP through our Recognition of Prior Learning admission criteria if you complete the certificate in Clinical Psychology.
      Please give us a call (0860 77 11 11) or send an email (info@www.sacap.edu.za)in order for us to talk to you directly about the options we have available for you.

      Reply
  75. hena rubykisoon

    Good day

    I want to study ONLINE counselling psychology part time as I want to take that up as a career choice.

    how long will this course be to get my diploma? I have my own business and im an actress and a model.. I finished school with a diploma in 2010 is there another way I can study part time for my degree in counselling psychology?(online)

    how much is the enrolment fees?

    will I get a certificate once I have completed the course?

    really interested and want to change lives. I do it now for free to help people..

    please get back to me asap!!

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Hena,

      Thank you for your interest in studying at SACAP. The online Diploma in Counselling and Communication allows for part time study. Please take a look at the advantages of studying online with SACAP here: https://www.sacap.edu.za/study-online/why-study-online/

      With regards to the fees and course duration, please contact us so that we discuss these directly with you and develop a plan that would best suit you. Call (0860 77 11 11) or send an email (info@www.sacap.edu.za)

      Reply
  76. zanele

    hi am interester in counselling course am working at the bank 17 yrs age 47 can i do do online can i qualify please help

    Reply
  77. kholeka

    I live in durban but & i want to study psychology via distance learning, is it possible or must i choose another course to study online & how long will it take to finish the course. How much will it cost

    Reply
  78. Janet

    I already have a psychology degree but would like to do a counselling course. Do you have any course you can recommend?

    Reply
  79. Brad

    Please can you provide the cost of both full-time and part time courses for the counselling course. Will I receive a practise number once I get the diploma?

    Thanks

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Brad,

      Thank you for your interest in studying at SACAP. We would gladly discuss with you our fee structure and any other queries you may have. Please contact us on email info@www.sacap.edu.za or telephone 0860 77 11 11.

      Reply
  80. Thubelihle

    am from swaziland and am i able to study at SACAP?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Thubelihle,

      Yes, you are able to study at SACAP if you apply for a study permit through Home Affairs.

      Reply
  81. PAUL

    Hie.l would like to know the overall fee for a Diploma in Counselling and communication for online studying.

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  82. mpilo

    How much is the online fees for counselling and communication.

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  83. fabion bennett

    Hi

    Please send me registration information for diploma and degree courses.

    I want to register for May intake.

    Thnx
    Fabion

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  84. Lwando Badi

    What high school subject do i need

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  85. JACO

    Good day

    1) – I would like to know does sacap offers bursaries for any of the courses-
    2)- Are there any other institutions which offer bursaries for sacap students and if for which courses?
    3) Payment options / arrangements are ther any in place? Do i need to make payment every month – can I pay once off and last, If i can not afford payment for a specific month what happend then?

    Regards
    Jaco

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    • SACAP

      Jaco,

      Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, SACAP does not offer bursaries, as it is a private institution.
      With regards to fee payments, a payment schedule can be negotiated. We would encourage you to make an appointment to speak to someone with regards to the questions you have. Please email info@www.sacap.edu.za or telephone 0860 77 11 11.

      Reply
  86. Yolanda Pereira

    Hi
    I would like to do the counselling curse par-time or online! How does it work?

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  87. david

    How much will the whole course cost??

    Reply
    • SACAP

      David,

      Depending on the course you are studying, SACAP fees are an average of R50 000 per year.

      Please contact us so that we discuss with you directly our tuition fees and payment options. Email to info@www.sacap.edu.za or call us on 0860 77 11 11

      Reply
  88. Ncumisa

    I don’t see the online studies’ fee structure in the FAQ’s response, is it different to the fullt-time students’?

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  89. Kenau

    Good day
    Can I do the counseling course online or must I do it on campus?

    Reply
  90. Dinah Mokwana

    I want to know hw much it cost to do Diploma in phsycology?

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  91. Lerato mogale

    Does SACAP johannesburg campus offer students accomodation?

    Reply
  92. shana

    Looking for the cost plz.

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  93. Duncan

    I am currently working as a high school basketball and rugby coach. Would the Counseling degree (online) be of benefit to me in better understanding my students? If I have no other psychology qualifications, what else/other work opportunities would I be able to do with the diploma qualification in terms of counseling?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Duncan,

      Thank you for your enquiry. SACAP’s courses all have a very practical approach that is meant to help you understand people, their circumstances and how this affects their behaviour and so, yes, our counselling courses would be helpful to you as a coach. Please feel free to go through our Counselling courses to find out more about them and how they would help you achieve your goals. https://www.sacap.edu.za/counselling/counselling-courses-can-study-sacap/

      Reply
  94. Tshilidzi

    Where do I get the fee structure for the councelling qualifications ?

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  95. Wonga ketelo

    Hey, I just meet all the requirements nd i’m a 21 year male I past ma grade12 last year willing to study there its jst that i need to know all the cost needed for deploma in councelling and communication i live aroung Houghton Rosebank and Sandton are close to me?

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    • SACAP

      Wonga,

      You can find out the cost of studying for a Diploma in Counselling and Communication at SACAP by contacting us directly: Email to info@www.sacap.edu.za or call us on 0860 77 11 11.

      Our Johannesburg Campus address is:

      1st Floor,
      1 Sixty Jan Smuts,
      160 Jan Smuts Avenue,
      Rosebank

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  96. Marianna Stais

    Good day
    I am 45 years old and hold a Bprim ed WITS . I have my own wellness centre specialising in exercise rehabilitation, I have been in this field for 20 years.I also lectured for Reebok education for 10 years. I am keen to do the psych counselling degree. Do i have credits towards this and if I only need some subjects could I still study through you? Do you have evening classes?
    kind regards
    Marianna

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    • SACAP

      Marianna,

      Thank you for your enquiry. Because of your work experience and educational background, you’re likely to qualify to study a course at SACAP. Please follow this link to our Resources Page to find our Recognition of Prior Learning requirements and Application Forms – https://www.sacap.edu.za/resources/

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  97. Lynn

    Im 40 year old stay at home mom of 4. I have no tertiary education and did not complete grade 12. Im very much interested in doing a course in counselling. Will lack of schooling be an obstacle to obtain such a diploma.

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  98. crystle

    can I study from home. Where am i going to do my field work.I am 44 years old and want to open my rehab from home to councel people from my home. I haven’t got a grd 12but I have got a diploma in Health exercise. please help me

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    • SACAP

      Crystle,

      Yes, it is possible to study from home through the SACAP Online learning option, however, Distance Education is currently only offered in respect of the Diploma in Counselling and Communication. Even though you don’t have Grade 12, you are still able to apply to SACAP because of your age. Please find out more about Distance Education at SACAP by visiting this page : https://www.sacap.edu.za/study-online/why-study-online/

      Reply
  99. Charlotte Lukhele

    Can u kindly give possible agent numbers or info regarding accomodation closest to SACAP JHB please.

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  100. Wilford Moate

    How much is a Counselling Course FAQs?

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  101. onicca nthabiseng rabuthu

    when is the closing date for trimester registration?

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  102. Simon

    What if I dont manage to pay school fees on time

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    • SACAP

      Simon,

      Please contact SACAP on 0860 77 11 11 to find out what your options are.

      Reply
  103. Silindokuhle Landzela

    What happens when i fail to pay school fees?

    Reply
  104. kgotso motemekoane

    Does SACAP offer NSFAS?

    Do you have nsfas for under privileged students,who cant afford to pay fees but want to study with your college.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Kgotso,

      Unfortunately SACAP is not affiliated with NSFAS because we are a private College and not funded by external institutions.

      Reply
  105. Bosisiwe Mashelebu

    Does SACAP offer Student Counselling courses?

    Good day
    I would like to apply for a course in student counselling , am working as Student support officer this will help me to give students good support .

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Bosisiwe,

      SACAP offers qualifications in Counselling Psychology. This will enhance your ability to deal with student challenges. SACAP will contact you directly with your options to study and will gladly arrange a meeting with a Student Advisor.

      Reply
  106. Melanie

    Can I study in Afrikaans?

    Is the Counselling Diploma available in Afrikaans?

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  107. Melanie

    Does the Counselling Diploma equip me to work with children?

    If I complete the Counselling Diploma, will I be good to go for a Child Therapist or do I have to study further?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Melanie,

      Woking with children is a very specialized field in Psychology. With the Diploma you will be able to complete modules moving you in that direction. These modules would be “Working with Children” and “Working with Adolescents”. In order to be a therapist working with children directly, you will need to complete your Masters and then specialize in this field. With the Diploma you will gain valuable practical skills and will be exposed to supervised fieldwork of 200 hours.

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  108. Sduduzo

    Kick-start your career in psychology today with SACAP

    I am 37 years old, I have been working for Financial Institution doing Administration duties for the past 19 years, I have applied to several universities for a degree in Psychology but was turned down due to my Matric result. Is it wise to change my career at this stage?

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    • SACAP

      Sduduzo,

      It is understandable that it must be a daunting experience to consider changing careers at a more mature age. However, you can study and still work for as long as you prefer. This will certainly relieve pressure. Students have the option of attending part time classes, which can also be completed in the evenings. Part time students will be expected to attend class twice a week for three hours at a time (18:15 -21:15). Please forward your highest qualification to info@sacap.eduza and we will gladly assist in the process.

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  109. Sanele

    Does SACAP provide student accommodation?

    Do you have accommodation in Johannesburg campus. How much is application/registration fee.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Sanele,

      Unfortunately SACAP does not provide accommodation for students at this stage. Students who study on campus, either Cape Town or Johannesburg will pay a yearly registration fee of R2725.00.

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  110. Nicola Fuhner

    Study online to become a counsellor

    I was educated in Zimbabwe to GCSE “O” Levels many years ago. I am now 41 and would like to train as a counsellor. I would have to study online as I live in KZN. Would I qualify to study your Counselling Diploma and would it be sufficient for me to practice as a Counsellor or would I need to also study your Advanced and Higher Certificate? I note that you do not offer your Advanced Certificate (Counselling) online. Will this become available any time soon? Many thanks. Nicky

    Reply
    • SACAP

      In order to enter any qualification, it is always best to enter with the correct minimum entry requirements for that specific qualification. However, as a mature student over 40 years of age, you have different options; first option would be where you forward your highest qualification to the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) and they will be able to determine how your international qualification compares with South African qualifications based on a NQF level. You will be provisionally accepted in order to give you enough time to get feedback from SAQA (which can take up to three months). Option 2 would be to apply via RPL (Recognition of prior learning). This process will cost the student an additional R300 and the application will be presented to the Academic Board for a decision. The RPL form must be accompanied by an application form and CV and/or motivational letter from student, as to why they would like to consider studying in the field. As a Higher Institution the College is able to accept up to 10% of the term’s intake on RPL applications.

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  111. Mmamathibe

    Study counselling

    HI! I am a graduate in B A degree an H E D ( Higher education diploma) with no background of Psychology which counselling course can i study?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Dear Mmamathibe,

      Thank you for your enquiry. As a graduate in Higher Education, you have several options to choose from in the field of Psychology. SACAP offers fully accredited qualifications ranging from a Higher Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Certificate and undergraduate degree in Counselling Psychology. Depending on what you would like to achieve with your qualification, would be a guide in your choice of program. The Higher Certificate is a very good entry in Counselling Psychology. The Diploma in Counselling and Communication (NQF level 6) include 200 hours of fieldwork and provides a solid foundation as a skilled and confident counsellor. The Advanced Certificate (NQF level 6) was designed for students with prior Higher Education experience and also includes 200 hours of fieldwork. Should a student not be versed in the field of Psychology, they have the option to audit three essential Counselling modules (Abnormal Psychology, Counselling Methods 1 and 2).

      The Bachelors of Applied Social Science is a full three year undergraduate degree in Counselling. All our programs are available face to face on campus, Cape Town or Johannesburg, and the Diploma in Counselling is also available on Online learning.

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  112. Lesley

    Study the Diploma in Counselling full-time

    Hi, i’m a BA graduate with courses such as Criminology, Sociology and Psychology but only studied Psychology till my 2nd year. Do i also qualify for these Diploma? How are the fees for a two years Diploma? Please reply! I really need to study on a full-time basis.

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Good Day Lesley

      You most certainly qualify for the Diploma in Counseliing and Communication. You can get more information on the qualification here. For information regarding fees, please contact us at info@www.sacap.edu.za or 0860 77 11 11.

      Someone will contact you shortly to answer any further questions you may have.

      Kind Regards

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  113. mary

    Become a counsellor

    Will I be a qualified counsellor and coach once my course is finished?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Hi Mary

      If you complete the Diploma in Counselling and Communication with a specialision in Coaching you will be able to register as a professional and qualified coach with COMENSA.
      The Diploma in Counselling and Communication with a specialision in Counselling will make you eligable to work within an organisation, such as an NGO, a high school, addiction rehabilitation centres, etc. as a qualified counsellor.

      Kind Regards

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  114. mary

    When do SACAP courses commence?

    when do the courses commence,is it every beginning of the year?

    Reply
    • SACAP

      Hi Mary
      SACAP has 3 trimester intakes, which means that you do not need to wait for the start of a new year to commence your studies with us. Our next trimester starts on Monday 27 August 2012, and registrations are now open. You can download an application form from our Resources page, but someone will contact you shortly to answer any further questions you might have.
      Kind Regards

      Reply
  115. Thandi Ngobo

    Online counselling courses

    i would like to do this course. I have been working for NGO’s for more than ten years counselling adults and children from HIV and trauma such as rape, domestic voilence ext. I also do counseling on radio every wednesday covering health and social issues. I now want to have a qualification because i want to work on my own now. Is it possible to do it throug distance learning and will you consider my prior learning and experience?

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    • SACAP

      Hi Thandi
      We offer the Diploma in Counselling and Communication on our Distance Education programme, and we would certainly consider your prior learning and experience.
      Someone contact you shortly to discuss the way forward.
      Kind Regards.

      Reply
  116. Ageshe Selma Ivali

    Psychology student accommodation in Cape Town?

    Am a Namibian…do you have accommodation facilities for students? If not can you furnish me with accommodation details near the Campus.

    Reply