Undergraduate qualifications

Career counselling

Are you certain about your career?

Most individuals decide to study in the hope that their qualification will help them prepare for future career and study opportunities. You may want to qualify as a chartered accountant, for example, so you choose to apply for admission to a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences degree as a first step in your career journey.

Making a career decision (including what to study) is not something that happens only once - you will need to make continuous career decisions throughout your life. It is important to spend some time reflecting on your decision to study through Unisa and what you want to study. Even though it is possible to change to a different qualification, choosing a qualification that is not linked to a future career and study opportunities will have implications, such as loss of income and/or feeling demotivated in terms of studying.

Even if you have made a choice, the following activities may help you to re-affirm your choice or help you to explore additional options. If you are struggling to make a choice, then the career activities could help you with your decision.


Are you certain about your career and related study planning?

Read the content below if you are not certain about your career.        Proceed to the next step in the application process if you are certain about your career.

The elements below represent the ingredients necessary to make a career choice. Thinking about and working through the activities that follow will assist you with both the choice you are making now and your future choices.


Making a career choice involves the following: