Business Rescue [UNISA] (Short course)

Urgent Notice:

Due to the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa and the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation’s directive that the 2021 academic year will commence only in March 2021, and the subsequent extension of Semester 1 of 2021, the following changes had to be made to the Advanced Short Course in Business Rescue Practice (ASCB018)

Click here, for the Communication to Business Rescue Students on the Adjusted Academic Year Letter

About this course

The ADVANCED SHORT COURSE IN BUSINESS RESCUE PRACTICE is a joint initiative between the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Total credits: 12 Credits . | . South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF): Level 8

This online course will give you the necessary skills to act as a business rescue practitioner and fulfil your duties in accordance with the letter and spirit of the law. You will also be able to advise and protect the interests of your clients who may find themselves involved in business rescue proceedings as directors, creditors, shareholders or employees of a company in

After completing the online course, students will be able to: Explain the concept and role of business rescue and the applicable principles of law . | . Understand the statutory duties and obligations of business rescue practitioners . | .Provide advice to attorneys, accountants and other professionals appointed as business rescue practitioners.


Course dates:  March to October 2021 . | . Registration closure extended: 30 March 2021

Students study online via myUnisa, Unisa’s online platform.

Who should register?

The course is aimed at professionals who are interested in understanding the principles of business rescue, including practising & candidate practitioners, legal advisors, auditors, accountants, financial advisors, bank decision-makers, investors, business persons, managers, and trade union representatives.


There will be one module, divided into two parts (Companies Act, 2008): Part A: Business rescue proceedings .|. Part B: Compromise between a company and its creditors . | . Refer to the brochure for the detailed syllabus.

What previous students said

“I found the contents of chapter 6 invaluable and it made such sense understanding business rescue and liquidation. It has added so much to my armoury as a change management consultant and re-engineering of an organisation. Quite frankly it has given me a lot of confidence.” . | .“It was extremely well organised and all information was available on the website.” . | . “The content was very interesting, the workshop was brilliant and the admin was perfect!” . | . “It is a dynamic – new subject matter and the assignments were practical/real example based.” . | .“I was very impressed. It helped me with two rescues that I did.”


Upon successful completion of the course and payment of the full tuition fee, a certificate will be issued by UNISA.

Fees structure (Vat Inclusive)

Student Total fee
(Full fee)
Payment Plan 2021
payable on
31 March
Practising legal
practitioners / Candidate Legal practioners
R 7 980 R 5 700 R 2 280
Other R 10 200 R 7 800 R2 400


Email the completed registration form together with a copy of your identity document/passport, a certified copy of your highest degree obtained, as well as your proof of payment to Bettie Lubbe, on

How to apply?
Kindly note that you can only register online and that there are limited places available. Participants should be registered individually.

Please complete the application form by clicking on the link supplied below and attach the following:
• a clear copy of your identity document/passport;
• a copy of your highest degree obtained;
• Proof of payment and the payment plan details


Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. Remember to upload the proof of payment as well as the other supporting documents (PDF) in step 1 (Online registration form)

LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 |
Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: BR, Surname and initials

You will receive a system-generated e-mail that we have received your registration form. Course confirmation and more detail on the way forward will be e-mailed to you after the closing date.

Althought registration closes one week prior to the commencement of the course, this course is usually fully booked by the registration deadline. Therefore, early registration is recommended.

Please take note

  1. Course registration will be confirmed once all relevant documents and proof of payment are attached to the online registration
  2. Fees must be paid into the designated Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) bank account. The LSSA will not accept liability if any other bank account is used.
  3. LEAD reserves the right to cancel a learning activity should the number of delegates not justify the costs involved. Registered delegates will be given reasonable notice of cancellation.

Course Dates

Closing date for registrations (Registration postponed): 30 March 2021

CLICK HERE: Communication to Business Rescue Students on the Adjusted Academic Year (UNISA)

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