Design Academy of Fashion
The strength of the academy lies in the professionalism and expertise of the lecturers. Renowned designers and industry specialists, they inspire and challenge the students.
In an industry where networking and making the right internal connections is vital for optimal exposure for those about to enter the world of Fashion, DAF’s reach into the industry is well-established. Design Academy of Fashion’s Advisory Committee ensures that students are continuously exposed to industry leaders through lecturers, workshops, exhibitions and fashion shows.
Design Academy of Fashion (Pty) Ltd is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education act 1997. Certificate no. 2010/HE07/002. 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 by the Department of Higher Education to offer the Diploma in Fashion and Higher Certificate in Fashion.
Design Academy of Fashion Courses
Higher Certificate in Fashion
Diploma in Fashion
High School Holiday Course
Design Academy of Fashion Fees & Funding
Registration must be paid annually, on acceptance of the portfolio for the 1st year learner applicants and on a pre-determined registration date for the 2nd and 3rd year learners.
Student fee payment options include full payment on or before the 31st January of the academic year (less 5% discount); or alternatively on a half yearly basis (payments to be made by the 31st January and 31st July); or on a quarterly basis (payments to be made on or before the commencement of the new / next term).
Those electing to pay the full fees, i.e. the balance of the annual school fees excluding the registration payment, should note that this must be paid by the 31st of January each year in order to qualify for the single payment concession.
In the event of no proof of payment being received by the institution or payment made later that the due date and proof of payment has not been submitted, the payee shall have 5 days to remedy the situation.
In the event that payment or proof of payment is not received within 5 days, a letter of suspension will be issued to the learner which will have the effect of barring the learner from further attendance at the institution and progress reports and or diplomas will not be awarded until such time as the situation is remedied.
Registered students may cancel their registration before the 1st of January of the year for which they are registered. Cancellation must be made in writing to the Administrative Director. In the event that a learner registers after the 1st of January they will have until the 31st of January to cancel their enrolment at DAF after which they will be liable for the full year’s fees for which they are registered. In all cases applicants will forfeit the registration fee.