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HOW TO REGISTER FOR SACE: STEP BY STEP

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For Professionally Qualified Teachers

Step 1

First time applicants must apply using the online registration portal

  • Go to www.eservices.gov.za (if already registered on eservices, use your existing username and password to Login).
  • Create a profile by username and password
  • After creating a profile, you will have to login by using the username and password you have created.
  • Do not start with the application unless you have all the required documents, including proof of payment (note that you cannot use a savings card to pay online).
  • To start an application, scroll down to citizens and click on SACE.
  • All documents to be uploaded must be saved individually and in PDF format

Download the SACE Registration Guide Here

Step 2

ID Document

  • ID Copy (Both side if it is a smart ID card)
  • Non-SA Citizens
  • A valid Passport and Permit
  • Permit valid for six months or more at the time of submission
  • Conditions of the permit allows the applicant to teach in SA

Step 3

SAQA Evaluation report

  • This is for all qualifications received outside of the Republic of South Africa including the matric certificate.
  • Only qualifications with 360 credits or more are recognised for registration purposes.

Step 4

Matric Certificate OR A & O Level if received outside the republic of SA.

Step 5

  • Police clearance certificate (Not a name clearance)
  • Note that the police clearance is only valid for a period of six months from the date of issue.
  • The police clearance certificate must not be older than six months at the time of submission to SACE.
  • The Police Clearance Certificate must be verifiable.

Step 6

Professional Teaching Qualifications:

  • For example, B.Ed., PGCE, NPDE, Diploma in grade R teaching, etc.
  • A complete Academic record for the professional teacher’s qualification on the University letter head and Signed.
  • Indicate that the qualification has been completed and indicate the date of completion.

Step 7

Those who studied for a PGCE, the following documents must also be submitted:

  • Academic Qualifications (qualification certificate).
  • A complete Academic record for the academic qualification on the University letter head and signed and indicating that the qualification has been completed including the date of completion.

Step 8

Proof of payment

  • Proof of payment to be attached even if payment was made online.
  • R200 SA citizen | R400 Non-SA citizens.
  • go to www.sace.org.za and click on pay here to make a payment.
  • The email received from SACE must be attached as proof of payment.
  • Alternatively you can pay at the bank or via EFT and attach proof of payment with your application.
  • SACE banking details can be found on the SACE website.

All enquiries must be forwarded to info@sace.org.za

Download the SACE Registration Guide Here

Student Teachers

Step 1

First time applicants must apply using the online registration portal

  • Go to www.eservices.gov.za (if already registered on eservices, use your existing username and password to Login).
  • Create a profile by username and password
  • After creating a profile, you will have to login by using the username and password you have created.
  • Do not start with the application unless you have all the required documents, including proof of payment (note that you cannot use a savings card to pay online).
  • To start an application, scroll down to citizens and click on SACE.
  • All documents to be uploaded must be saved individually and in PDF format

Step 2

SA Citizens

  • SA ID (Both side if it is a smart ID card)

Non-SA Citizens

  • Passport attached and valid
  • Permit valid for six months or more at the time of submission to SACE
  • Conditions of the permit allows the applicant to teach in SA

SAQA Evaluation report

  • This is for all qualification received outside of the Republic of South Africa including the matric certificate.
  • Only qualifications with 360 credits or more are recognized for registration purposes.

Step 3

Matric Certificate OR A & O Level if matric received outside the republic of SA.

Step 4

  • Police clearance certificate (Not a name clearance)
  • Note that the police clearance is only valid for a period of six months from the date of issue.
  • The police clearance certificate must not be older than six months at the time of submission to SACE.
  • The Police Clearance Certificate must be verifiable.

Step 5

Proof of enrollment

  • Proof of enrollment for the current academic year for a professional teaching qualification. The proof must be on the university letter head and indicate that the student is registered.
  • Indicate that the qualification has been completed and indicate the date of completion.

Step 6

Those who are studying towards a PGCE, the following documents must also be attached:

  • Academic Qualifications (Graduation Certificate for the junior Degree or Diploma) together with:
  • A complete Academic record for the academic qualification on the University letter head and signed.
  • Indicate that the qualification has been completed and indicate the date of completion.

Download the SACE Registration Guide Here

Step 7

Proof of payment

  • Proof of payment to be attached even if payment was made online.
  • R200 SA citizen | R400 Non-SA citizens.
  • go to www.sace.org.za and click on pay here to make a payment
  • The email received from SACE must be attached as proof of payment.
  • Alternatively you can pay at the bank or via EFT and attach proof of payment.
  • SACE banking details can be found on the SACE website.

All enquiries must be forwarded to info@sace.org.za

Professionally Unqualified (e.g. those with Bsc, Bcom, etc)

Step 1

First time applicants must apply using the Online registration portal

  • Go to www.eservices.gov.za (if already registered on eservices, use your existing username and password to Login).
  • Create a profile by username and password
  • After creating a profile, you will have to login by using the username and password you have created.
  • Do not start with the application unless you have all the required documents, including proof of payment (note that you cannot use a savings card to pay online).
  • To start an application, scroll down to citizens and click on SACE.
  • All documents to be uploaded must be saved individually and in PDF format

Step 2

ID Document

  • ID Copy (Both side if it is a smart ID card)
  • Non-SA Citizens
  • A valid Passport and Permit
  • Permit valid for six months or more at the time of submission to SACE
  • Conditions of the permit allows the applicant to teach in SA

Step 3

SAQA Evaluation report

  • This is for all qualification received outside of the Republic of South Africa including the matric certificate.
  • Only qualifications with 360 credits or more are recognised for registration purposes.

Step 4

Matric Certificate OR A & O Level if studied outside the republic of SA.

Step 5

  • Police clearance certificate (Not a name clearance)
  • Note that the police clearance is only valid for a period of six months from the date of issue.
  • The police clearance certificate must not be older than six months at the time of submission to SACE.
  • The Police Clearance Certificate must be verifiable.

Step 6

Academic Qualifications: Qualification certificate: For example, BSc BCom, etc.

Step 7

A complete Academic record for the academic qualification.

  • Be on the University letter head and Signed.
  • Indicate that the qualification has been completed and indicate the date of completion.

Step 8

Those who are studying towards a PGCE, the following documents must also be attached:

  • Proof of registration for PGCE for the current academic year on the University letter head.
  • Academic Qualifications (Junior Degree or Diploma) together with:
  • A complete Academic record for the academic qualification on the University letter head and signed and indicate that the qualification has been completed and indicate the date of completion.

Step 9

Proof of payment

  • Proof of payment to be attached even if payment was made online.
  • R200 SA citizen | R400 Non-SA citizens.
  • go to www.sace.org.za and click on pay here to make a payment
  • The email received from SACE must be attached as proof of payment.
  • Alternatively you can pay at the bank or via EFT and attach proof of payment.
  • SACE banking details can be found on the SACE website.

All enquiries must be forwarded to info@sace.org.za

TVET Lectures, ECD and AET Practitioners

Step 1

First time applicants must apply using the Online registration portal

  • Go to www.eservices.gov.za (if already registered on eservices, use your existing username and password to Login)
  • Create a profile by username and password
  • After creating a profile, you will have to login by using the username and password you have created.
  • Do not start with the application unless you have all the required documents, including proof of payment (note that you cannot use a savings card to pay online)
  • To start an application, scroll down to citizens and click on SACE.
  • All documents to be uploaded must be saved individually and in PDF format

Step 2

ID Document

  • ID Copy (Both side if it is a smart ID card)

Non-SA Citizens

  • A valid Passport and Permit
  • Permit valid for six months or more at the time of submission to SACE
  • Conditions of the permit allows the applicant to teach in SA

Step 3

SAQA Evaluation report

  • This is for all qualification received outside of the Republic of South Africa including the matric certificate.
  • Only qualifications with 360 credits or more are recognised for registration purposes.

Step 4

Matric Certificate OR A & O Level if received outside the republic of SA.

Step 5

Police clearance certificate (Not a name clearance)

  • Note that the police clearance is only valid for a period of six months from the date of issue.
  • The police clearance certificate must not be older than six months at the time of submission to SACE.
  • The Police Clearance Certificate must be verifiable.

Step 6

ECD Practitioners:

  • (ECD Level 4 (120 credits) certificate and a complete academic record indicating that the qualification has been completed and indicating the number of credits obtained OR
  • ECD Level 5 (240 credits) certificate and a complete academic record indicating that the qualification has been completed and indicating the number of credits obtained.

Step 7

AET Practitioners

  • Higher certificate in Adult Education (certificate) and
  • A complete Academic record indicating that the qualification has been completed and indicating the credits obtained.

Step 8

TVET Lectuires

  • N3 Certificate plus a trade test; OR
  • National diploma/Degree in technical subjects (360 0r 480 credits)
  • A complete Academic record indicating that the qualification has been completed and indicating credits.

Step 9

  • Proof of payment: to be attached even if payment was made online.
  • R200 SA citizen | R400 Non-SA citizens.
  • go to www.sace.org.za and click on pay here to make a payment

All enquiries must be forwarded to info@sace.org.za

Therapist/ Psychologist/ Social Workers

Step 1

First time applicants must apply using the Online registration portal

  • Go to www.eservices.gov.za (if already registered on eservices, use your existing username and password to Login).
  • Create a profile by username and password
  • After creating a profile, you will have to login by using the username and password you have created.
  • Do not start with the application unless you have all the required documents, including proof of payment (note that you cannot use a savings card to pay online).
  • To start an application, scroll down to citizens and click on SACE.
  • All documents to be uploaded must be saved individually and in PDF format

Step 2

ID Document

  • ID Copy (Both side if it is a smart ID card)

Non-SA Citizens

  • A valid Passport and Permit
  • Permit valid for six months or more at the time of submission to SACE
  • Conditions of the permit allows the applicant to teach in SA

Step 3

SAQA Evaluation report

  • This is for all qualification received outside of the Republic of South Africa including the matric certificate.
  • Only qualifications with 360 credits or more are recognised for registration purposes.

Step 4

Matric Certificate (including A & O Levels for those who studies outside SA)

Step 5

Proof of current registration with the professional body, e.g. HPSCA

Step 6

Police clearance certificate (Not a name clearance)

  • Note that the police clearance is only valid for a period of six months from the date of issue.
  • The police clearance certificate must not be older than six months at the time of submission to SACE.
  • The Police Clearance Certificate must be verifiable.

Step 7

Academic Qualifications:

  • Qualification certificate, for example, BSc BCom, etc.
  • A complete Academic record for the academic qualification indicates that the qualification has been completed and indicates the date of completion.

Step 8

  • Proof of payment: to be attached even if payment was made online.
  • R200 SA citizen | R400 Non-SA citizens.
  • go to www.sace.org.za and click on pay here to make a payment.
  • The email received from SACE must be attached as proof of payment.
  • Alternatively you can pay at the bank or via EFT and attach proof of payment with your application.
  • SACE banking details can be found on the SACE website.

All enquiries must be forwarded to info@sace.org.za

Update/ renewals including request for duplicate SACE certificate

Step 1

  • Relevant Application Form:
  • Update form for Updates/Renewals
  • Request for duplicate certificate for re-print
  • Downloaded from www.sace.org.za under registration.
  • Completed on both side.
  • Signed and Dated.

Step 2

Request for a duplicate registration certificate

  • Relevant form (Request for duplicate certificate for re-print).
  • ID copy (Both side if it is a smart ID card)
  • Reprint of fee of R50.00

Step 3

  • For update: Completed update form together with the following documents:
  • ID copy (both side if it is a smart ID card) for SA citizens.
  • Valid passport and permit for Non-SA citizens.
  • A valid police clearance certificate (name clearance and proof of application from SAPS will not be accepted).
  • For Newly qualified teachers: Qualification certificate together with an academic record indicating that the qualificaion has been completed (for those who are provisionally registered).
  • For students’ teachers: Proof of registration with the University for the current year.

Step 4

Proof of payment:

  • 00 update fee/reprint fee
  • go to www.sace.org.za and click on pay here to make a payment.
  • The email received from SACE must be attached as proof of payment.
  • Alternatively, you can pay at the bank or via EFT and attach proof of payment with your request.
  • SACE banking details can be found on the SACE website under pay here.
  • NB: Proof of payment must be attached to the application even if you have emailed it.

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