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The IIE's Accreditation and Registration Status


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 ensure that students can be confident about the value of their qualifications. The IIE operates across 24 sites offering more than 130 registered and accredited higher education programmes from Higher Certificate to Doctrate 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 essential as it helps you make wise decisions about this significant investment of your time and money.


The Independent Institute of Education is internationally accredited by The British Accreditation Council (BAC). This significant 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.

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

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

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

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Our reputation and value of qualifications depend on the integrity of our academic processes and safety of our teaching and learning environments. Our Ethics Hotline was established to help you confidentially and anonymously report misconduct, intimidation, corruption, solicitation of bribes or favours and/or fraud if you can't do so using the existing open channels. Through the Ethics Hotline, you can report any activity which you reasonably suspect could undermine the safety of the teaching and learning environment or the integrity and reputation of the qualifications. This could include cheating in assessments or assessment leaks, blackmailing 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.