Important communication from UNISA – 2019 year of intake

Important communication from UNISA – 2019 year of intake

Dear Training Officer and Training Office Administrator.

SAICA has received the information below from UNISA, please pass this along to your trainees.

Kind regards,

Bev Herbst


I would like to share the following communication with you from Unisa.

Please download the  document below that indicates the various pathways towards a CA (SA) through Unisa. 2017 final.pdf

In particular, I wish to emphasise the application requirement as highlighted below. This is relevant to any of your students who may fail the academic year and wish to register with Unisa for 2019. If they do not follow the pre-registration application process by the cut-off dates indicated below they will be UNABLE to study at Unisa next year.  Students at risk of failing should be encouraged to undertake this process in case they wish to register. HODs at residential universities are requested to assist in communicating this message to students.


All prospective Unisa students, as well as existing Unisa students intending to register for a new qualification in 2019, must apply online via the Unisa website (, during the dedicated application periods in 2018. As part of the process, an applicant will be required to upload certain supporting documents and pay a low nominal fee.

Registration for studies in 2019 will only be allowed for successful applicants. It must be emphasised that should a student not apply successfully for admission in time, no registration will be allowed. In addition, no late applications will be allowed.

Application periods

For registration in 2019 Must apply (online) during
·       Postgraduate qualifications (NQF level 8 and higher), including CTA level 2 / one-year CTA programme (98255), and CTA level 1 (98231) 21 August 2018 – 28 September 2019
·       Undergraduate qualifications (NQF levels 5–7), including the SAICA-endorsed bridging programme, the Advanced Diploma (98230 – CTA stream), and the SAICA-endorsed Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting (98302) 21 August 2018 – 28 September 2019

Registration periods

If a student’s application was successful, he/she will then be allowed to continue with the registration process, which takes place during January 2019.


The College may be contacted at Students who attempted CTA at another university and wish to transfer to Unisa, may contact Prof Christa Wingard for advice (

Admission requirements and information relevant to the CTA Programme are available from

This article is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied upon as professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your financial adviser for specific and detailed advice.