FAQ’s

Is Design Academy of Fashion accredited?

Yes, Design Academy of Fashion (Pty) Ltd is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) to offer the Diploma: Fashion and Higher Certificate: Fashion. Design Academy of Fashion (Pty) Ltd is also registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) of South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as being registered with the Department of Higher Education to offer the Diploma in Fashion and Higher Certificate in Fashion.

Certificate no.: 2010/HE07/002

Are you internationally recognisable?

Our programmes, in particular the Diploma in Fashion and Higher certifcate in fashion is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training and Accredited with the Council on Higher Education, in accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1997 (Act 101 of 1997) of South Africa.

Different countries apply different standards to their qualification and thus “international recognition” is not guaranteed in terms of qualification. However, the skills learned during the course are transferrable into any context within the fashion industry and many DAF students have successfully gained employment internationally.

Are there enough jobs in the industry?

The demand for fashion students is high with the vast fields available to graduating students.  From buyers, designers, stylists, etc. the industry is always looking for new talent.  With the expansion of SA retail and incoming foreign brands, it has elevated the need for fashion graduates.

What is the difference between the diploma and a degree?

The diploma is a vocationally relevant qualification.  In most cases, students spend more time  (with lecturers) the degree focuses on theories underlying fashion. More emphasis is placed on academic reading and less on practical work.

Do you offer any short courses?

Yes, we offer a range of exciting short courses. These courses offer foundational knowledge that can be used for both proffesonal and personal gain.

Are there any bursaries? Do you offer financial aid?

From time to time DAF will provide finacial aid to deserving students. Students have to have finshed at least one year at DAF in order for financial aid to be awarded and will need to be aproved by the Board of Directors and the Quality Committee.

Do you have student accommodation?

DAF does not offer accommodation.We are, however, happy to assist students, where possible, in finding suitable accommodation