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Our Accreditation

The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) 

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE).  The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd​ is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002).  The IIE is internationally accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), and a leading registered provider of private higher education in South Africa. The IIE offers world class standards which ensures that students can be confident about the value of their qualifications.  The IIE operates across 20 sites offering more than 90 registered and accredited higher education qualifications from Higher Certificate to Masters level. 

South Africa has only one quality assurance, accreditation and registration system that applies equally to all higher education institutions – private and public – so being sure about registration and accreditation is important as it helps you make wise decisions about this very important investment of your time and money.



How to check our registration status?

To check The IIE registration status click here and download the REGISTER OF PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS document and search for The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE).


International Accreditation

The Independent Institute of Education is internationally accredited by The British Accreditation Council (BAC). This important achievement demonstrates to our students and staff that our standards are indeed world class and ensures that students can be confident about the value of their qualifications.

About BAC

The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but its dedication to providing quality education also led to it being accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in 2014. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates.  In 2017 The IIE had its accreditation status confirmed by the BAC as an International Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards.

“South African students need to know, when they select a private higher education institution, that the standards offered are equivalent to those of a public University. Our students get this from our extensive local accreditation and registration.  The students also benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too. The IIE is accredited as an International Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council. Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer,” said Dr Coughlan.

The IIE’s Rosebank College students can be confident that their IIE learning experience meets international best practice standards.”

What does it mean for an institution to have BAC accreditation?

An educational institute that has achieved BAC accreditation has been judged against a set of internationally recognised quality standards - this means the institution has been inspected by qualified experts who evaluate the institution against the following criteria: 

  • Teaching, learning and assessment
  • Governance, strategy and financial management
  • Academic management and administration
  • Student support, guidance, recruitment and progression
  • Premises, facilities, and learning resources
  • Quality management, assurance and enhancement.

For more information about The BAC visit​ /

Report unethical behaviour

Our reputation and the value of our qualifications depends on the integrity of our academic processes and the safety of our teaching and learning environments. Our Ethics Hotline has been established to enable you to confidentially and anonymously report misconduct, intimidation, corruption, solicitation of bribes or favours and/or fraud if you are not able to do so using the existing open channels.  Through the ethics hotline you will be able to report any activity of which you have a reasonable suspicion that could undermine the safety of the teaching and learning environment or the integrity and reputation of the qualifications. This could then include cheating in assessments or assessment leaks, pressure from anyone to carry out any activity in exchange for a favour including but not limited to succeeding in an assessment or module; sale or trading of illegal substances; intimidation; harassment, dishonesty, theft or fraud.

Ethics hotline

  • 08600 37283

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