Notice of tariff increases for evaluation of foreign qualifications

Date

Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications

Notice of tariff increases

SAQA provides a foreign qualifications evaluation and advisory service in accordance with Section 13(1)(m) of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Act. The service is provided on a non-profit, cost recovery basis, without external funding support.

 

SAQA has not increased tariffs since 2018. To sustain the provision of the evaluation service, SAQA revised its pricing schedule and will seek Board approval of the proposed increases on 20 March 2020. If approved, SAQA will implement the following increases on 1 April 2020.

 

 

 

 

Current tariff

6

New tariff

6

 

 

Application:

 

 

Application assistance at the SAQA office

R300-00

R320-00

 

Screening fee (non-refundable)

R300-00

R320-00

NOTE:

 

SAQA screens the compliance of all applications and the fee is applicable to this function.

 

 

Evaluation:

 

 

One (first) qualification submitted:

R1600-00

R1700-00

 

Each subsequent qualification submitted:

R600-00

R850-00

NOTES:

 

•   SAQA is often charged for confirmation of the authenticity of individual awards. SAQA will inform applicants of such additional costs, where applicable, as these costs will also be for the applicant’s account.

•   SAQA strives to deliver results within 15 working days, where this is possible. Where not, the process will not exceed three calendar months.

 

Appeal:

 

 

Stage 1:

R1750-00

R2190-00

 

Stage 2:

R2000-00

R3280-00

NOTE:

 

 

 

SAQA refunds appeal fees fully when upholding appeals.

 

Online verification access:

 

 

Authorisation to access one online record three times

R100-00

R100-00

NOTES

 

 

 

This refers to sign-on rights to access the evaluation outcome, sent by SAQA directly to third parties in need of that information, e.g. prospective employers or learning institutions.

 

 

Delivery by courier:

 

 

South Africa:

R224-00

R224-00

 

African continent:

R275-00

R275-00

 

Middle East, Europe and UK:

R340-00

R340-00

 

Canada, Mexico, USA:

R380-00

R380-00

 

Other parts of the world:

R490-00

R490-00

NOTES:

 

 

 

•   SAQA makes exclusive use of courier services to ensure that postal delays do not impact the dissemination of results.

•   Applicants must include proof of payment of the relevant courier fee where results will not be collected from SAQA personally or by a representative.

•   SAQA will not be held responsible for delays caused by the non-payment of courier fees.

 

 

Administrative fees - refunds:

 

 

General (including cancellation):

R300-00

R450-00

 

Additional fee for refunds made to international bank accounts, to cover bank charges:

R300-00

R320-00

NOTE:

 

 

 

No administrative fees are payable where refunds are made due to an oversight by SAQA, or in case of successful appeals.

 

Requests for advice on the status of foreign learning providers:

 

 

Per institution requested

N/A

R400-00

NOTE:

 

 

 

Clients can apply for this service on the SAQA website (www.saqa.org.za) under SERVICES>Evaluation of foreign qualifications >Check the status of foreign institutions.

 

 

             

 

 

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