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UNISA Diploma in Animal Health Animal Health Course Module and Curriculum

UNISA Diploma in Animal Health Animal Health Course Module and Curriculum

Diploma: Animal Health Details

  • Stream: Animal Health
  • Code: 98026 – AHE
  • NQF Level: 6
  • Total Credits: 360

Registration and Approval: The Diploma in Animal Health is recognized by the SAVC. It’s imperative for students to register with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC) upon their first registration for ANH3604/ANH3605 and maintain this throughout the course. The necessary form is accessible at the SAVC website ( After completing it, students must get it stamped at any UNISA center. For finalizing the registration, liaise with SAVC at 012 345-6347 / 6360 or fax at 012 345-6369. Students must be SAVC-registered before undertaking their Work Integrated Learning (WIL). Without completing all practical modules, graduation is not possible.

Delivery Method: This qualification uses a blended approach of both online and distance learning.

Registration Eligibility: Only those with official application approval from Unisa can initiate the registration for 2016. For those intending to shift to a different qualification, application during the next application window is necessary.

Module Selection: Your qualification journey at Unisa is structured. To graduate, you must pass a specific number of modules within a set duration:

  1. Year 1: Minimum 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each)
  2. Year 2 and beyond: Minimum 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each)

However, there’s a cap on the number of credits/modules you can register for each semester:

  • Up to 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) per semester.
  • Up to 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) annually for year-long modules.

The credit count excludes supplementary and/or aegrotat exams from prior semesters. Non-degree/non-diploma purpose modules are also counted towards the maximum credits.

When picking modules, consider the time required for each:

  • 6-8 hours weekly for semester modules.
  • 4-6 hours weekly for annual modules.

Examination and Practical Information: Details can be found in the examination timetable and practical dates (PDF).

Curriculum Overview:

First Level:

  • Compulsory Modules:
    • AEX1602, AME1501, EUC1501, EUP1501, MNG1502, PAH1501, PAH1502, PNH1501, ZTG1501, ZTG1502

Second Level:

  • Compulsory Modules:
    • AND2601, AND2602, ANH2601, ANH2602, EPD2601, EPD2602, LDI2601, MNG1602, PHT2601, PHT2602

Third Level:

  • Compulsory Modules:
    • AND3701, AND3702, ANH3604, ANH3605, ANH3703, EPD3701, GGH3708, TLG3601, VPH3601, VPH3602

For a detailed breakdown of prerequisites, co-requisites, and recommendations for each module, refer to the official Unisa curriculum.

After selecting your modules, you can proceed to determine your student fees.

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