UNISA will email and/or SMS students about tutorial dates and venues. These tutorial classes are free and is face-to-face interaction with a UNISA lecturer. It is helpful for students who are having difficulty with the course material or who are not accustomed to correspondence learning and need some assistance. Tutorials are not mandatory – this means you do not have to attend unless it is specifically stated so in the tutorial letters, study guide or any other official correspondence from UNISA.
Enrolment and Access Cards
In order to attend a UNISA tutorial lecture, you will first need to enrol for it. In this way UNISA is able to determine how many students will attend and make the appropriate arrangements to cater for students. Although UNISA attempts to cater for as many students as possible, it is important to get there early in order to secure a good seat.
You will need an access card in order to get into the tutorial class. You can get these access cards from your nearest UNISA branch/office. Take an ID sized photograph of yourself and enrol at your UNISA branch/office. The access card will be issued at the time of enrolment. Remember to always carry it with you or you will not be able to attend the class.
When are the tutorials?
The date and time of tutorial lectures will be announced by UNISA. You will be informed via your myLife email and SMS to your registered cellphone number. UNISA tries to arrange classes to fit into every student’s schedule. Depending on the demand, UNISA will provide weekend and weekday tutorial classes. The weekend classes are on Saturdays. Weekday classes may be in the morning and evening. In this way even working students will be able to attend one of the slots.
Where are the classes held?
UNISA tutorial classes are usually held at the university’s branch offices in the respective cities within South Africa. Depending on the location of students and availability of facilities, UNISA may consider using other venues but students will be informed ahead of time. It is important to plan your trip to the classes, know the exact locationo of the venue and get there on time. Delays in travelling can mean that you will not get a good seat and late entry disturbs your fellow students.
You can find the timetable for the different courses and venues on the UNISA website. Click here for regional tutorial services. Select your province then the office/branch closest to you. There should be a link to the tutorial classes at the specific UNISA office/branch.