On 21 November 2013, Visual Skills School (Pty) Ltd (VSS) became the first fully accredited private education and training provider for photography on the MICT SETA database. This makes VSS the only accredited vocational education and training provider of photography in South Africa.
The impact of accreditation is that all courses offered by VSS are registered by SAQA on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Graduates of qualifications offered by VSS receive career-focused (vocational) national certificates. Employers are entitled to recover workplace skills programmes, up-skilling courses, and soft skills programmes offered by VSS from their Skills Levies. Graduates can enter the job market. These career-focused qualifications also open numerous career opportunities for entrepreneurs especially in the rural areas.