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eta offers programmes in two modes of delivery namely; face to face learning and distance learning.

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Click here to download the application form for qualifications via Distance Learning

Click here to download the application form for qualifications at the Bloemfontein campus
Click here to download the application form for qualifications at the Cape Town campus
Click here to download the application form for qualifications at the Durban campus
Click here to download the application form for qualifications at the East London campus
Click here to download the application form for qualifications at the George campus
Click here to download the application form for qualifications at the Johannesburg
Click here to download the application form for qualifications at the Pretoria campus
Click here to download the application form for qualifications at the Port Elizabeth campus
Click here to download the application form for qualifications at the Stellenbosch campus

Click here to download the application form for qualifications at the Mauritius campus

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Admission Criteria

The minimum requirement for admission to Bachelor Degree programmes is either:

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with bachelor degree admission with minimum of 30% in English, coupled with an achievement rating of 4 (adequate achievement 50-59%) or better in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects (refer annexure 7 for list).
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV). A student must achieve at least 60% in three fundamental subjects, including the language of learning and teaching in the higher education institution, and achieve at least 70% in four vocational subjects, chosen from the NC (V) Level 4 subjects.
  • A Senior Certificate (SC) (with relevant endorsement).
  • A Further Education and Training Certificate (NQF 4) in a cognate field e.g. fitness, coaching or sport administration.
  • A Higher Certificate or Advanced Certificate in a cognate field. For example, a Higher Certificate in Fitness or in Coaching Science enables access to the Diploma in Sport and Exercise.  The Higher Certificate in Sports Recreation and Fitness Management enables access to the Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management

The list below lists the subjects that inform selection to the degree programme:

Sport Management
Accounting
Business Studies
Economics
Consumer studies
Information technology
Mathematics or Math literacy
English

The minimum requirement for admission to Diploma programmes is either:

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Diploma admission with minimum of 30% in English, coupled with an achievement rating of 3 (moderate  achievement 40-49% or better in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects.
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV). A student must (a) achieve at least 50% in three fundamental subjects including the language of learning and teaching in the higher education institution, (b) achieve at least 60% in the three compulsory vocational subjects.
  • A Senior Certificate (SC) (with relevant endorsement) or equivalent.
  • A Further Education and Training Certificate (NQF 4) in a cognate field e.g. fitness, coaching or sport administration.
  • A Higher Certificate or Advanced Certificate in a cognate field. For example, a Higher Certificate in Fitness or in Coaching Science enables access to the Diploma in Sport and Exercise. The Higher Certificate in Sports Recreation and Fitness Management enables access to the Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management.
The list below lists the subjects that inform selection to the diploma programmes:
Diploma in Sport and Exercise Diploma in Sport & Recreation Management
Life Sciences Accounting
Physical Sciences Business Studies
Information technology Economics
Consumer studies Consumer studies
Business Studies Information technology
Mathematics or Math literacy Mathematics or Math literacy
English English
Assessment for access Applicants should be referred for RPL assessment and psychometric testing provided by NOME. Please refer to the NOME RPL Guidelines linked to eta’s RPL and CAT Policy. After psychometric testing, if applicants do not meet criteria for the level of the programme for which they are applying, they may be recommended for a cognate programme at a lower NQF level. For example, if unable to be admitted to a level 5, Higher Certificate, the candidate may be recommended to complete a Fitness Instructor Certificate at NQF level 4 which is registered on the OQSF. Successful achievement of the programme may enable entry to a level 5 programme. Click here to read more and apply.

Admission to Advanced Certificates is based on the successful completion of a level 5 Higher  Certificate or National Certificate in a cognate field. See below for specific programmes.

Advanced Certificate (Fitness) > The requirement for admission to the NQF level 6 programme for the Advanced Certificate in Fitness is successful achievement of the Higher Certificate in Fitness or a cognate Higher Certificate or National Certificate at NQF level 5.
Advanced Certificate (Coaching Science) > The requirement for admission to NQF level 6 programme for the Advanced Certificate in Coaching Science is successful achievement of the Higher Certificate in Coaching Science or a cognate Higher Certificate or National Certificate at NQF level 5.
Advanced Certificate (Sports, Recreation and Fitness Management) > The requirement for admission to NQF level 6 programme for the Advanced Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Fitness Management is successful achievement of the Higher Certificate in Sports Recreation and Fitness Management or a cognate Higher Certificate or National Certificate at NQF level 5.

For candidates who wish to enter an Advanced Certificate but may not have the specific admission criteria, please refer to the Policy for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to determine possible credit accumulation and transfer.

The following relates to CHE accredited qualifications, registered on the Higher Education Qualifications Sub Framework (HEQSF). The minimum requirement for admission to Higher Certificate programmes is either:

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Higher Certificate admission and compliance with the language requirements for eta. The NSC pass required is an elementary achievement (rating code 2/F) with an overall score of 30-39% and a minimum pass of 30% in English.
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) and compliance with the language requirements for eta.
  • An alternative matriculation exam e.g. Independent Examination Board (IEB) which is the body representing private schools and compliance with the language requirements for eta.
  • A Further Education and Training Certificate (NQF 4) in a cognate field e.g. fitness, coaching or sport administration.
  • Under certain conditions, level 4 Occupational Certificates in a cognate field may be considered for admission plus relevant work experience (see RPL policy).

The following relates to CATHSSETA accredited qualifications, registered on the Occupational Qualifications Sub Framework (OQSF). The minimum requirement for admission is the following:

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Higher Certificate admission and compliance with the language requirements for eta. The NSC pass required is an elementary achievement (rating code 2/F) with an overall score of 30-39% and a minimum pass of 30% in English.
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) and compliance with the language requirements for eta.
  • An alternative matriculation exam e.g. Independent Examination Board (IEB) which is the body representing private schools and compliance with the language requirements for eta.
  • A Further Education and Training Certificate (NQF 4) in a cognate field e.g. fitness, coaching or sport administration.
  • Under certain conditions, level 4 Occupational Certificates in a cognate field may be considered for admission plus relevant work experience (see RPL policy)

If an applicant does not have the NSC pass required for admission to an eta programme but can provide relevant evidence that enables recognition of their prior learning, they may be accepted for the eta programme as long as they meet registration requirements and if recognition of prior learning is applicable. Depending on age, experience and supporting evidence, students can be admitted at the discretion of the campus manager and according to
the eta RPL policy.

• NO minimum requirement for CATHSSETA Short Courses
• GEI is the minimum requirement for REPSSA endorsed Short Courses – Except for Massage (NO admission requirement)

For full detailed on our Admissions & Selection Policy. Click here.

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