International Quality Assurance Programme
ACCREDITATION - 5 YEARS
This is the accreditation for Institutions which, in the Peer Review Team's judgment, meet all the SAQS standards. It is an accreditation awarded for a five-year period.
ACCREDITATION - 3 YEARS
This is the accreditation for Institutions which, in the opinion of the Peer Review Team, are below the SAQS standard of quality in a reduced subset of SAQS criteria. Both the degree to which quality is below the SAQS standard and the number of SAQS criteria affected determine whether the Institution will receive 3 years Accreditation or will simply have its accreditation rejected.
REJECTION This is the outcome for Institution which, in the Awarding Committee's judgement, are below the SAQS standards of quality in a given set of SAQS criteria. Both the degree to which quality is below the SAQS standard or the number of SAQS criteria affected will be ground for the Awarding Committee to recommend against an Institution's accreditation.
In this case, the Institution can work on its own to make the necessary improvements to attain SAQS accreditation, or can opt to do this with the assistance of a SAQS Mentor by requesting AMDISA for Guided Development.
An Institution that has been denied accreditation cannot re-submit an application within a period of two years.