Quick Facts

Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET)

Boston quick facts are to be read in conjunction with the programme fact sheets, student rulebook, website, Institutional Quality Advancement System (IQAS), and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) regulations for the Registration of Private Higher Education Institutions, 2016.

DHET Regulation 24(m)

Programme rules of progression and certification differ from programme to programme as per requirements of the relevant Quality Council. The overall mark/grade required to pass a module differs from module to module and programme to programme, refer to each Programme’s Fact Sheet and the Student Rulebook.

DHET Regulation 24(q)

The Code of Conduct, as outlined in the Student Rulebook, and general rules of the Institution are aligned to the requirements for public information as per the Regulations for the Registration of Private Higher Education Institutions, 2016 and the Institution’s quality management system.

DHET Regulations 24(t) & 26A

Student official complaints and grievances must be lodged, and will be processed according to the procedures of the Institution.

If you submit an academic appeal or you are found guilty of a disciplinary offence you should follow the internal procedures for these matters prior to drafting and submitting an official complaint or grievance.

All matters including academic appeals, disciplinary procedures and requests/ suggestions can immediately be processed as per the normal procedures for contacting the Institution as set out in the Prospectus, Fact Sheets, Student Rulebook and displayed in the online Learning Management Systems (LMS’s).

Once you feel that you have exhausted the normal procedures, all official complaints and grievances must be lodged with the Registrar or the Academic Head (as representatives of the management of the Institution) using the email address official@boston.co.za.

You must, in the first instance, categorise your complaint in relation to the following institutional categories:

  1. Quality of teaching and learning
  2. Quality of facilities
  3. Quality of general service delivery
  4. Assessment judgments/outcomes (Only after the internal adjudication of an academic appeal for a review of a mark)
  5. Disciplinary sanctions (Only after the internal procedures for minor or major disciplinary offences have been completed)
  6. Refusal to write examinations
  7. Certification
  8. Refunds
  9. Fees
  10. Closure of the Institution without informing Learners
  11. Unfair business practices
  12. Infringement of the Bill of Rights
  13. Other

Set out your official complaint or grievance in a straightforward written narrative supported by any evidence that has a direct bearing on the official complaint or grievance. After an investigation of the official complaint or grievance, the Institution will respond in writing, addressing the specifics of your official complaint or grievance and any evidence that has a direct bearing on the official complaint or grievance.

In the event that the Student (the complainant) and the management of the Institution are unable to reach a mutually acceptable resolution, then the Institution will submit to the Registrar of Private Higher Education Institutions (PHEI’s) of the DHET:

  1. A copy of the original letter of official complaint or grievance
  2. A copy of the Institution’s written response to the official complaint or grievance
  3. A report citing the reasons for the non-resolution of official complaint or grievance and details of further action(s), if any, contemplated or undertaken by the Student or the Institution.

Registrar of PHEI’s of the DHET may, at her/his discretion and depending on the circumstances of the official complaint or grievance, refer the Institution to the Consumer Protector or to any other organisation or agency for further advice and investigation.

DHET Regulation 24(m)

Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) refers to the arrangement whereby the diverse features of both credit accumulations and credit transfer are combined to facilitate lifelong learning and access to the workplace.

The recognition of credits for the purposes of transfer from one qualification to another is determined by the nature of the qualifications, the relationship between them, the nature, complexity, and extent of the curricula associated with the specific subjects to be recognised for exemption and/or inclusion, and the nature of the assessment used. Any and all credits for an incomplete qualification may be recognised by the same or a different institution as meeting part of the requirements for a different qualification; or may be recognised by a different institution as meeting part of the requirements for the same qualification.

A maximum of 50% of the credits of a completed qualification may be transferred to another qualification. Credits obtained from studies that do not lead to a full qualification (for example, non-degree studies) could count for credit accumulation.*

Boston allows students with completed credits from recognised education institutions in cognate (or similar) modules to apply for in-bound credit transfers. Credit transfers will only be considered if accompanied by full academic records with a statement of satisfactory or good conduct from the previous institution. Students interested in applying will be considered individually by the Academic Committee based at the joint Head Office in Stellenbosch – see relevant section in the ‘Application for Admission Form’ online.

*CHE. 2016. Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Accumulation and Transfer, and Assessment

The Boston City Campus Head Office in Orange Grove, Johannesburg and regional branches, which serve as Support Centres for all programmes, offer student information, e-library access, computer laboratories, and related ICT networks/systems in addition to venues for invigilated assessments. The Joint Head Office in Stellenbosch serves an administrative and academic support function only.

Hours of operation, facilities and courses available may vary between Support Centre.

DHET Regulation 24(n)

Boston City Campus does not charge application fees. Rules and procedures and fees or charges pertaining to registration, tuition, textbooks and additional academic fees or charges (e.g. supplementary assessment fees, external examination fees, CAT application fees, RPL application fees, etc.) as well as rules and procedures, and fees or charges associated with deferral, cancellation, or withdrawal are set out in the Student Rulebook and/or Registration Contract or Programme Fact Sheets. In addition, the Office of the Registrar and Branch Managers are available for guidance and assistance.

DHET Regulation 24(o)

While a limited number of external and internal bursaries are awarded to exceptional candidates, there is no financial aid available to Students through the Institution other than extended payment terms. The Office of the Registrar and Support Centre Managers are available for guidance and assistance.

The Institution will assist students with supporting information (e.g. in relation to the qualification and accreditation) in the event that a Student wishes to apply to a financial institution for financial assistance in paying their tuition fees.

Irrespective of meeting the Minimum Entry Requirements for International Applicants, international students who do not hold a South African school leaving certificate must present a Grade 12 equivalence verification with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree or Diploma or Higher Certificate study from the South African Matriculation Board. The Board can be contacted on
27 (0)10 591 4401/2 or applications@usaf.ac.za or visit he-enrol.ac.za

Students who have qualifications from international higher education institutions must present an equivalence certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) who can be contacted on +27 (0)12 431 5070 or customercare@saqa.org.za or visit www.saqa.org.za

International applicants may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English (TOEFL score of 550, or IELTS overall band score of 6.0.) prior to admission to the qualification.

DHET Regulation 24(i)

English is the language of communication, instruction and assessment at Boston City Campus. Notwithstanding the Institution’s appreciation of the rich value of multiculturalism in South Africa and its impact on educational language policy, the Institution has selected a single language in terms of its language policy since it would be impracticable to select more than one language, given the small size of the Institution.

DHET Regulation 24(d)

Boston’s Mission is:

  • To provide quality and relevant education and training to all learners

Boston’s Pay-Off Line is:

  • Education. For life.

Boston’s objectives are to:

  • Assist Learners in shaping their futures through guiding them in terms of the selection of learning programmes
  • Align all learning programmes to the National Qualifications Framework (sub frameworks, standards and qualifications)
  • Deliver quality tuition and assessment
  • Improve staff development, loyalty and morale
  • Work in national, sectoral and local contexts
  • Reach company objectives
  • Be responsive to changing environments
  • Take accountability for our actions

DHET Regulation 24(j)

The Institution’s Higher Education Programmes are delivered in the distance mode. Students are encouraged to attend any of our regional branches, which serve both as Support Centres for these programmes and as venues for invigilated assessments.

Distance learning describes teaching and learning reliant on (asynchronous) learning materials delivered through texts and filmgraphics via learning management systems that can be accessed at a Boston Support Centre or off-site as long as the student has internet connectivity. Additionally, venues are provided for invigilated assessments.

The Institution’s Short Learning Programmes are mostly delivered in the blended mode at any of the regional branches, which serve as Tuition Centres for these programmes.

Blended learning is technology-based training supplemented with texts and face-to-face training assistance and requiring the student’s attendance at a Boston Tuition Centre (at any of our regional branches). Additionally, venues are provided for invigilated assessments.

The Institution’s Digital Learning Badges are delivered in the online distance mode. Students are encouraged to attend any of our regional branches, which serve as Support Centres for these programmes.

Digital learning is exclusively facilitated by technology that provides students with some element of control over time, place, path and pace and is entirely delivered via learning management systems that can be accessed at a Boston Support Centre or off-site, as long as the student has internet connectivity.

DHET Regulation 24(v)

Boston is committed to the principles of access, redress, transformation and equal opportunity. Individual student requirements based on the disclosure of a disability is evaluated in confidence on a case-by-case basis to determine suitable provisioning of needs, as comprehensively as possible. The Institution reserves the right in the interest of the individual to provide relevant guidance and where so required referral or alternative placement. The Office of the Registrar is available to assist Students with further enquiries, also see relevant section in the ‘Application for Admission Form’ online.

DHET Regulations 24(n) & (s)

When registering at the beginning of each academic year, a Registration Contract (i.e. the enrolment contract) must be completed in full and must be signed by the student, their legal guardian (if necessary), the account payer, and the person providing financial surety for those paying the tuition fees. The Registration Contract is a legally binding document and is restricted to a twelve (12) month cycle (at a time).

Once the Registration Contract has been signed, the account payer becomes liable for the registration, tuition and fees of the programme registered for, after a 7-day cooling-off period.

Refunds may be requested by submitting the request in writing and supported by an explanation of the circumstances leading to the request for a refund. The Institution considers refund requests on a case-by-case basis and the decision to refund monies is at the absolute and sole discretion of the management of Boston City Campus.

Information pertaining to withdrawal from a programme once studies have commenced (i.e. cancellation) or pertaining to applications for deferral of studies are set out in the Registration Contract and/or the Student Rulebook. See also information under ‘Fees

Neither the National Benchmark Test (NBT) nor M-Scores are applicable for admission. See each programme in the Prospectus and Fact Sheet for its specific admission requirement.

The General Education Diploma (GED) carries certain exceptions for admission and Matriculation Board (MB) endorsement, contact the Registrar Administration for assistance. Matriculation Board (MB) endorsement may apply to Higher Certificate and Diploma graduates for entry into Bachelor’s Degree programmes. This is facilitated within Boston’s application process.

The endorsement fee is payable directly to the MB. More information is provided during the application process.

DHET Regulation 24(h)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) refers to the principles and processes through which the prior knowledge and skills of a person are made visible, mediated and rigorously assessed and moderated for the purposes of alternative access and admission, recognition and certification, or further learning and development. RPL may be used to grant access to a qualification programme, or advanced placement / exemption from modules. Exemption from modules do not translate to credits awarded and should be limited to no more than 50% of the modules. No more than 10% of a cohort of students in a programme should be admitted through RPL.*

Boston admits a small number of students through RPL. Applicants interested in applying through RPL will be considered individually by the Academic Committee based at the joint Head Office in Stellenbosch, see relevant section in the ‘Application for Admission Form’ online.

* CHE. 2016. Recognition of Prior Learning, Credit Accumulation and Transfer, and Assessment.

DHET Regulation 24(u)

Boston has implemented procedures for safety and security in terms of the Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 52 of 1993). In the event of an incident, it is essential that Students are aware of the guidelines concerning safety and evacuation procedures.

Embarking on higher education studies is an exciting journey. It can also be a time of change and pressure that may lead to unexpected challenges that affect a Student’s academic performance and/or personal life. Student. Wellness@Boston is an initiative that offers non-therapeutic assistance for academic success and referrals for personal, social or career issues/concerns. The Office of the Registrar and Faculty are available to assist Students with accessing of these functions.

During the various National Lockdown Levels, it is important that the following minimum protocols are adhered to by all staff, students and visitors:

  • Participation in HEALTHCHECK and screenings;
  • Completion of attendance registers;
  • Maintaining social distancing;
  • Wearing masks at all times;
  • Continuation of sanitization and hygiene measures; and
  • Restriction on maximum numbers for assembly of staff and students.

DHET Regulation 24(p)

Boston City Campus has appointed qualified and experienced lecturers and student advisors (higher education) or training advisors (short learning programmes and digital learning badges) who provide suitable support to Students.

Student support services typically include career counselling, academic counselling, academic progression counselling and remedial academic interventions. Students can contact lecturers any time via the learning management system, through e-mail, or alternatively book a telephonic, or Skype appointment. Face-to-face appointments can also be arranged but these will be by appointment only and will take place exclusively at the Head Offices in either Orange Grove, Johannesburg or Stellenbosch.  In addition, the Office of the Registrar, Faculty and Branch Managers are available to assist Students in accessing student support services.

Certain short learning programmes require evidence of which is to be included in a Portfolio of Evidence. As part of the requirement, learners are obligated to find suitable employment.

Graduate Support Services consists of a range of complimentary value-added services for all Boston Graduates. Boston City Campus is committed to education and committed to both current and past students. These services aim to enhance the journey from post-school studies into the world of work by providing additional tools and coaching needed in seeking employment. Branch/Support Centre Managers are available to assist graduates in accessing these services.

Institutional Information & Registered Learning Programs

DHET Regulations 24(a), (c), (e), (f), (k) and (I)

Boston City Campus (Pty) Ltd Reg. No. 1996/013220/07 (‘Boston’) is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997). Registration Certificate No. 2003/HE07/002.

Boston Head Office in Orange Grove, Johannesburg (and its extended Head Office in Stellenbosch) is accredited in the distance mode of provision by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) for the following qualifications: 

  • P.G.Dip. (Management)
  • SAQA ID 105040, NQF (HEQSF) Level 8, minimum credits 128
  • Fully accredited
  • B.Com. (Management Marketing)
  • SAQA ID 88683, NQF (HEQSF) Level 7, minimum Credits 374
  • Fully accredited
  • B.Acc.
  • SAQA ID 103057, NQF (HESQF) Level 7, minimum Credits 396
  • Fully accredited
  • B.Com. (Law)
  • SAQA ID 104712, NQF (HEQSF) Level 7, minimum Credits 384
  • Fully Accredited
  • B.Soc.Sci.
  • SAQA ID 108894, NQF (HEQSF) Level 7, minimum Credits 386
  • Fully Accredited
  • B.Com. (Human Resource Management
  • SAQA ID 115958, NQF (HEQSF) Level 7, minimum Credits 372
  • Fully accredited
  • Dip. (Financial Accounting)
  • SAQA ID 93597, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 374
  • Fully accredited
  • Dip. (Systems Development)
  • SAQA 91923, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 364
  • Fully accredited
  • Dip. (Network Systems)
  • SAQA ID 91921, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 364
  • Fully accredited
  • Dip. (Human Resource Management)
  • SAQA ID 90719, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 366
  • Fully accredited
  • Dip. (Business Management)
  • SAQA ID 91922, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 374
  • Fully accredited
  • Dip. (Marketing Management)
  • SAQA ID 91924, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 390
  • Fully accredited
  • Dip. (Event Management)
  • SAQA ID 93877, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 374
  • Fully accredited
  • H.Cert. (Advertising & Integrated Communication Practice)
  • SAQA ID 90819, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 136
  • Fully accredited
  • H.Cert. (Marketing Practice)
  • SAQA ID 97230, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 122
  • Fully accredited
  • H.Cert. (Business Management)
  • SAQA ID 97394, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 120
  • Fully accredited
  • H.Cert. (HIV/AIDS Counselling & Management)
  • SAQA ID 96711, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 140
  • Fully accredited
  • H.Cert. (Human Resource Management Practice)
  • SAQA ID 101818, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 122
  • Fully accredited
  • H.Cert. (Accounting Practice)
  • SAQA ID 102038, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 122
  • Fully accredited
  • H.Cert. (Hospitality Management Practice)
  • SAQA ID 102040, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 120
  • Fully accredited
  • H.Cert. (Travel & Tourism Management Practice)
  • SAQA ID 103056, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 122
  • Fully accredited
  • H.Cert. (Logistics and Supply Chain Management Practice)
  • SAQA ID 109009, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 124
  • Fully accredited
  • H.Cert. (Paralegal)
  • SAQA ID 118171, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 138
  • Fully accredited
  • Adv.Dip. (Adaptive Leadership)
  • SAQA ID 120360, NQF (HEQSF) Level 7, minimum Credits 120
  • Fully accredited
  • H.Cert. (Game Design & Development Practice)
  • SAQA ID TBA, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 140
  • Conditionally accredited
  • H.Cert. (Web & User Interface Design Practice)
  • SAQA ID TBA, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 140
  • Fully accredited
  • H.Cert. (Financial Planning)
  • SAQA ID 120380, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 130
  • Conditionally accredited

Boston City Campus (Pty) Ltd Reg. No. 1996/013220/07 (‘Boston’) applied for registration with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private college under the Continuing Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (Act No.16 of 2006) as amended. The Institution is awaiting the outcome of the Registration Certificate.

Boston Head Office in Orange Grove, Johannesburg (and its extended Head Office in Stellenbosch and all Support Centres) is accredited in the distance mode of provision by the by the South African Board of People Practices (SABPP), a Quality Assurance Partner (QAP) of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), for the following qualifications:

  • H.Cert. (Commerce) (Human Resource Management)
  • SAQA ID 21081, NQF (OQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 160
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-06-2024
  • The final date for achievement of this skills programme is 30-06-2027
  • H.Cert. (Commerce) (Human Resource Development)
  • SAQA ID 21080, NQF (OQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 160
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-06-2024
  • The final date for achievement of this skills programme is 30-06-2027
  • H.Cert. (Commerce) (General Management)
  • SAQA ID 21079, NQF (OQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 160
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-06-2024
  • The final date for achievement of this skills programme is 30-06-2027
  • H.Cert. (Commerce) (Public Relations)
  • SAQA ID 21084, NQF (OQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 160
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-06-2024
  • The final date for achievement of this skills programme is 30-06-2027
  • Dip. (Commerce) (Public Relations)
  • SAQA ID 21068, NQF (OQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 240
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-07-2020
  • For existing student, the final date for achievement of this qualification was 30-07-2022
  • H.Cert. (Marketing)
  • SAQA ID 21086, NQF (OQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 16
  • This curriculum is accredited with (4) specialisations from which to choose:
    • (Specialisation Digital Music)
    • (Specialisation Social Media)
    • (Specialisation Sport)
    • (Specialisation Tourism)
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-06-2024
  • The final date for achievement of this skills programme is 30-06-2027
  • N.Cert. (Paralegal Practice) (Human Resource & Employee Relations)
  • SAQA ID 97229, NQF (OQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 131
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-06-2021
  • The final date for achievement of this qualification is 30-06-2025
  • Cert. (Business Studies)
  • SAQA ID 21059, NQF (OQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 240
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 31-12-2022
  • The final date for achievement of this skills programme is 31-12-2023
  • FET.Cert. (Human Resource Management & Practices Support)
  • SAQA ID 49691, NQF (OQSF) Level 4, minimum Credits 140
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-06-2022
  • The final date for achievement of this skills programme is 30-06-2025
  • FET.Cert. (Contact Centre Operations) (Managing People)
  • SAQA ID 93996 (94081), NQF (OQSF) Level 4, minimum Credits 132
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-06-2022
  • The final date for achievement of this skills programme is 30-06-2025
  • FET.Cert. (Business Administration Services) (Employee Wellness)
  • SAQA ID 61595, NQF (OQSF) Level 4, minimum Credits 140
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-06-2022
  • The final date for achievement of this skills programme is 30-06-2025

Boston’s Joint Head Offices in Orange Grove, Johannesburg and Stellenbosch, and all Support Centres are accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), a Quality Assurance Partner (QAP) of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QTCO), for the following qualifications:

  • Dip. (Office Administration)
  • SAQA ID 35958, NQF (OQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 360
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-07-2021
  • The final date for achievement of this qualification is 30-06-2024
  • N.Dip. (Financial Accounting)
  • SAQA ID 20366, NQF (OQSF) Level 6, minimum Credits 280
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-07-2021
  • The final date for achievement of this qualification is 30-06-2024
  • N.Dip. (Technical Financial Accounting)
  • SAQA ID 36213, NQF (OQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 261
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-07-2021
  • The final date for achievement of this qualification is 30-06-2024
  • N. Dip. (Public Sector Accounting)
  • SAQA ID 20353, NQF (OQSF) Level 5, minimum Credits 137
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was during 2020*
  • The final date for achievement of this qualification is 30-06-2024*

*Condition: the module Public Accounting Administration was passed in 2020

  • N.Cert. (Public Sector Accounting)
  • SAQA ID 20352, NQF (OQSF) Level 4, minimum Credits 120
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was during 2020*
  • The final date for achievement of this qualification is 30-06-2025

*Condition: the module Public Accounting Administration was passed in 2020

  •  
  • FET.Cert. (Bookkeeping)
  • SAQA ID 58376, NQF (OQSF) Level 4, minimum Credits 130
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-06-2021
  • The final date for achievement of this qualification is 30-06-2024
  • N.Cert. (Bookkeeping)
  • SAQA ID 58375, NQF (OQSF) Level 3, minimum Credits 120
  • The last date for first time enrolment on this qualification was 30-06-2021
  • The final date for achievement of this qualification is 30-06-2024

All offerings that are not accredited by a Quality Council (QC) or its delegated bodies are non-credit bearing and are quality assured by the Institutional Quality Management System (IQMS) of Boston City Campus (Pty) Ltd Reg. No. 1996/013220/07. These include Short Learning Programmes and Digital Learning Badges.

The Team

Directors

  • Chief Executive Officer: A.Z. Katz
  • Financial Director: C.L. Stollard
  • Managing Director: S.J. de Roos
  • Director: L.M. Banda
  • Director: H.J. Botha
  • Director: D.E. Damons

Senior Academic Staff

  • Head of Institution: Dr. H.J. Botha B.B.A., M.Com., Ph.D.

  • Academic Head: Dr. R.N Stegmann Dip., L.Th., B.Th., M.A., Ph.D.

  • Registrar Administration: C.L. Venter B.A., Cert., B.A. (Hons), M.A.

  • Registrar Academic: N. Kruger B.Com., P.G.C.E.

  • Dean of Postgraduate Programmes: Dr. D. Oosthuizen B.Com., M.B.A., PhD., PhD.

  • Head of Academic Planning and Development:
Dr. J. Viljoen B.H.M.S., B.Sc. (Hons), Cert., M.Sc., Ph.D.

  • Head of Academic Quality Promotion: Dr. Grigg B.C.Min., B.Soc.Sci. (Hons), M.Phil.

  • Head of Learnerships and QCTO Offerings:
Dr. D.E. Damons Cert., N.Dip., M.Sci., Ph.D

  • Head of Institutional Advancement:
Dr. L.D. Fisher B.A., B.A. (Hons), M.A., Ph.D.

Advisory Board

Consult the APDU for a detailed listing of academics appointed to the Advisory Board.

Faculty and Adjunct Faculty

Consult the Student Rulebook for a detailed listing of academics (and qualifications) employed by the Institution.

Cooperation Arrangements

DHET Regulation 24(r)

Boston is proud to be associated with the following Designated Quality Partners (DQP’s), Quality Assurance Partners (QAP’s), Learning and Quality Assurance Bodies (LQA’s), and Assessment Quality Partners (AQP’s) of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), as well as eminent international and local professional, industry and statutory bodies:

Boston City Campus is an Institutional Member of ATHEA (Association of Transnational Higher Education Accreditation) in Europe. ATHEA is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that is dedicated to quality assurance through international accreditation.

AWS Academy, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) program provides higher education institutions with ready-to-teach cloud computing curricula that will prepare students to pursue careers in the fast-growing cloud computing space with industry-recognized AWS Certifications.

Boston City Campus is a Platinum Class Education Provider Partner of CompTIA

The Financial Management Institute of Southern Africa is accredited as an Assessment site with FASSET SETA for the Bookkeeper and Assistant Bookkeeper Skills Programmes as delivered by Boston City Campus.

Boston City Campus and Boston School of Finance (Pty) Ltd are Accredited Theory Training and Workplace Providers for the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers

The British Accreditation Council (BAC) provides a comprehensive quality assurance scheme for independent further and higher education in the UK. BAC accreditation is recognised the world over by students, agents, and government official as the clearest mark of educational quality in the private sector. The BAC is a member organisation of the European Association for Quality Assurance (ENQA) in Higher Education. Boston City Campus is institutionally Accredited as an Independent Higher Education Institution (IHEI) with the BAC.

Boston City Campuses are Pastel Authorised Training Centres 

Boston City Campuses operate as International VUE Testing Centres

Boston City Campus has patron membership with the Southern African Communications Industries Association (SAICA), a SAQA-recognised professional body promoting standards and ethical business practice in the communications industry throughout Southern Africa.

Boston Education Group (Pty) Ltd has programme approval with the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority.

Boston Education Group (Pty) Ltd is accredited, No. MOU130222, with the Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority.

Boston City Campus (Pty) Ltd is accredited, No. 63906P012BA, with the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority.

Boston City Campus (Pty) Ltd is accredited, No. 1002, with the Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority.

Boston Technology Campus (Pty) Ltd is accredited, o. ACC/2007/07/163, with the Media, Information and Communication Technology Sector Education and Training Authority.

Boston City Campus & (Pty) Ltd is accredited, No. 62115C119BC with the South African Board of People Practices.

Boston City Campus (Pty) Ltd is accredited, No. 585/00352/06, as a delivery and assessment site with the Finance and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority.

Boston City Campus is accredited, No. 0118, with the Services Sector Education and Training Authority

Boston City Campus is a delivery partner of IoS, which is a leading sport services organisation that develops people, systems and programmes for sport, government and business. IoS is an accredited training services provider of the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA).

Boston City Campus is a member the National Association of Distance Education and Open Learning in South Africa, which aims to increase access to affordable, cost-effective and quality learning environments to empower students to become self-sufficient members of society.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Kansas, USA is a global business education accrediting body and offers accreditation to all levels of collegiate business educational degree programs, from associate to doctoral, and is recognised by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), Washington, DC, USA. Boston City Campus is a Candidate for Accreditation of specific programmes.

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FCSA) formerly the Financial Services Board (FSB), is the market conduct regulator of financial institutions that provide financial products and financial services, financial institutions that are listed in term of a financial sector law, including banks, insurers, retirement funds and administrators, and market infrastructures. The FSCA provides recognition of programmes for purposes of professional practice.

The South African Medical Association is a non-statutory, non-profit, and voluntary professional association for public and private sector medical practitioners, and provides recognition of programmes for continuous professional development purposes.

Boston is affiliated with this unique organisation that assists students from start to finish with the entire university application process to more than 100 global universities within the partnership arrangement. Their services also include assistance with study visa processes, securing on campus accommodation, etc. This provides unique international articulation opportunities for Boston Diploma and Degree Graduates wishing to pursue postgrad studies on the global stage.

Boston City Campus is a member of the Cisco Networking Academy. This is a global IT and cybersecurity education programme that partners with educational institutions around the world to empower learners with skills for career advancement.

Boston City Campus (Pty) Ltd is an associate member of the South African Business Schools Association, who’s aim is to strengthen ties with the business fraternity and the education sector as a whole, and to improve the recognition of the organisation as a representative of SA business schools with government and regulatory bodies.

Boston City Campus offers course in association with The Money School, and is a recognised provider of Project Management South Africa, and a member of the Microsoft Academy. Boston City Campus enters into a variety of articulation agreements with local and international institutions for the benefit of faculty and students. Please contact the Dean of Institutional advancement for particulars.

Disaster Management Act and Academic Services

Boston recognises the need to deploy whatever reasonable measures necessary to obviate any negative impact on academic provisioning that might attend the invocation of the Disaster Management Act (Act No. 57, 2002) or any other Act and the consequent gazetting of regulations. While Boston will attempt to minimise disruption to academic services, this could result in changes to academic calendars, procedures, processes, services, etc., all of which will be communicated to students and relevant stakeholders.

Disaster Management Act and Academic Services

The Prospectus, Website and Fact Sheets are accurate at the time of publication. Boston City Campus (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to alter any of the content due to changes in regulations, market requirements and other reasons. Please note that meeting any of the admission requirements does not necessarily guarantee entry into a qualification. All applications will be evaluated on an individual basis and acceptance will depend on the decision of the Academic Committee.