Register for Homeschooling

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HOME SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORMS

It is a requirement that all homeschoolers from grades R-9 be registered with the Department of Education for homeschooling.

Once completing the registration forms, i'd suggest you make contact in your province and get a name and person you can deal with to follow up on your registration process. Remember, this is a government department and they are inundated with queries and applications. Please be vigilant in following up on your registration weekly if possible to make sure someone is dealing with it. Their turnaround time is usually 30days but has been known to take longer.

Please read through the application process and then click on your Province below to download the registration forms for homeschooling.

 

 

 

Any learner of the age of 21 that is looking to get their Matric National Senior Certificate, can click on the link below to access the Second Chance program offered by the Department of Education. If you have a valid grade 9 year end report pass, you can do your grade 12 and get your National senior certificate. You are never too old to learn...

Second Chance Programme (education.gov.za)

 

FET Grades 10-12

Grades 10-12 learners, wanting to do homeschooling at home will need to work through a SACAI registered Distance provider to complete tasks set out. Learners will be working and submitting tasks online or, depending on institution, could join classes in the area where available. We have included a link to a list of SACAI registered distance education providers. Parents can work with any of these as they cater for long distance education requirements. Some of the larger ones also offer tutoring for scholars...it us up to the parent to decided which institution works best for their child.

The  National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations commonly referred to as “matric” has become an annual event of major public significance. It not only signifies the culmination of twelve years of formal schooling but the NSC examinations is a barometer of the health of the education system.

The first national examination, under the newly elected democratic government was administered in November 1996, following a highly decentralized approach.

FAQs on Examinations

The National Senior Certificate Examinations

When will the final National Senior Certificate examination be conducted?
From October to December of each year.

Must a learner register to write the final National Senior Certificate examination?
Yes, before 15 March of the year that a learner will sit for the final examination. All subjects to be written, including those from approved assessment bodies must be registered.

Who is eligible to write the National Senior Certificate examination?

  • Current Grade 12 learners
  • Anyone whose School-based Assessment validity has not expired may register as a part-time candidate for the NSC examinations. The School-based Assessment validity expires after 3 years from the date the candidate first wrote the NSC exams.

What are the minimum requirements for a candidate to obtain a National Senior Certificate?
The minimum requirements are:

  • Achieve 40% in three subjects, one of which is an official language at Home Language level and 30% in three subjects.
  • Provide full evidence in the SBA component in the subjects offered

What is the role of Umalusi?
Umalusi is responsible for the quality assurance of assessment in the Grade 12-year and issues the National Senior Certificate to successful candidates.

Is there a second chance for National Senior Certificate candidates who have failed the final examination?

The supplementary examination in February/March has been phased out and is not available anymore. Candidates can however register for the June NSC examination to improve their results. For further details on who qualifies to register for the June examination, please click here.

Remarking, rechecking and viewing

Candidates may apply for re-checking or re-marking of examination answer scripts immediately after receiving their results. The closing date for application for a re-check or re-mark is usually announced in January. Application forms for re-checking or re-marking of examination answer scripts are available from schools or examination centres. Read more...

Withheld examination results

Candidates’ results are normally withheld due to irregularities, but those candidates whose results have been blocked or withheld have the right to appeal. When a candidate is informed that the results are withheld, they can do the following:

  • Enquire, preferably in writing, and request the reasons for the withholding of the results. Candidates may also contact the district office or their school for assistance
  • You can visit the nearest office of the Department of Education in your area to enquire about your results or make any other examination-related enquiries you may have.
The amended Senior Certificate as an option to consider

A new policy for the Amended Senior Certificate for adults and out-of-school learners was published in August 2014. This policy allows adults, who are 21 years and older, who have no previous credits, to write the Senior Certificate examination, which will be based on the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS), the curriculum that is currently being offered in schools. 

Higher Education Institution requirements and support

What are the minimum requirements for further studies relating to Higher Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor Studies?

  • Higher Certificate. The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, the Quality Assurance Council. Institutional and programme needs may require additional combinations or recognised NSC subjects and levels of achievement.
  • Diploma. The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, the Quality Assurance Council, coupled with an achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40% - 49%) or better in four (4) recognised 20-credit subjects. Institution and programme needs may require additional combinations of recognised NSC subjects and levels of achievement.
  • Bachelor’s Degree The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, the Quality Assurance Council, coupled with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50% - 59%) or better in four (4) recognised 20-credit subjects. Institution and programme needs may require additional combinations of recognised NSC subjects and levels of achievement.

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO FOLLOW LINK BELOW

NSC Examinations (education.gov.za)

 

Here is a list of NSC Distance education providers registered with SACAI for NSC assessments for the FET grades (10-12)

Homeschoolers can write grade 10-12 exams through such providers and qualify for their National Senior Certificate. 

PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK BELOW TO SEE A LIST OF SACAI REGISTERED DISTANCE EDUCATION PROVIDERS.
Please note: We are not affiliated with these schools or with SACAI, but highly recommend that homeschoolers in the FET grades, go through one of these, to submit tasks and do exams to qualify for a valid National Senior Certificate pass. Small homeschools and cottage schools, not affiliated with SACAI, can not offer a valid NSC pass for your FET grade learners.
Also note that most of these education providers listed offer online submission of tasks etc. so parents can choose from any that suit their budget and preferences.

PLEASE READ THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LINK 

Introduction-to-SACAI-and-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf (syllabis.co.za)

 

Know your Home Education Co-ordinators

Office

Coordinator

Telephone

Email

Address

Basic Education

Ms EM Chaane

Ms LZ Brown

012 357 4105/4106

Chaane.m@dbe.gov.za/ brown.l@dbe.gov.za

 

222 Struben Street

PRETORIA

0001

Eastern Cape

Mr Mphathisi Songca

040 608 4411

 mpathisongca@gmail.com

nandipha.gaika@ecdoe.gov.za  msotyato67@gmail.com 

 

P/ Bag X 0032

BISHO

5600

Free State

Mrs N Mokone

0514470038/ 0037

N.Mokone@fseducation.gov.za

 

P/ Bag X 20565

BLOEMFONTEIN

9300

Gauteng

Ms C Motshwane

010 600 6202

Carol.motshwane@gauteng.gov.za

Tynos.Masia@gauteng.gov.za Kegomoditswe.Ramadiro@gauteng.gov.za

 

Hollard Building (7th Floor)

Corner 17 Simmonds and Main Streets

Johannesburg

2000

KwaZulu-Natal

Ms D Motloli

0333486111/115

dineo.motloli@kzndoe.gov.za

Nosabelo.Shangase@kzndoe.gov.za

194 Langalibalele Street

Absa Building, Office- 808

PIETERMARITZBURG

3201

Limpopo

Ms  E Baloyi

0152909382

 

schoolaffairsoffice@gmail.com

 

P/ Bag X9489

POLOKWANE

0700

Mpumalanga

Dr  M Pieterse

0137665875

M.Pieterse@mpuedu.gov.za 

drmcpieterse@gmail.com

P/Bag X 111341

NELSPRUIT

1200

Northern Cape

Abraham Morris 

053 839 6345

abmorris503@gmail.com

 

P/ Bag X 5029

KIMBERLEY

8300

North West

Ms P Pule

0183898204

Ppule@nwpg.gov.za

P/Bag X 2044

MMABATHO

2735

Western Cape

Mr  D Louw

0214672653

Deon.louw@westerncape.gov.za

P/ Bag X 9114

CAPE TOWN

8000