The education industry is very competitive and one does not know whom you can trust. Will my course still be recognised in a few years or is my college a fly-by-night institute that will vanish with all my money? It is very important to get the right advice from the right people. Please use our extensive list of academic providers, professional institutes, career services, useful websites and recruiting companies. They offer services, courses, products and information that we feel confident to recommend.
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• Distance Learning:
CollegeSA is a distance learning provider with a difference: They offer a wide variety of courses with all the attention focused on the student. They have various ways of supporting students to enrol for the correct course, enjoying their studies and complete their course. If you are looking for a FET course to study from home you can contact CollegeSA:
Cape Town office: Toll free number: 0800 21 23 22
From outside SA: +27 12 323 3001
Fax number: 086 520 5080
Pretoria registration office:
Toll free number: 0800 21 23 22
From outside SA: +27 12 323 3001
Fax number: 086 513 2713
For more information on College SA, please visit their website: http://www.collegesa.co.za/
• Computer students:
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, they focus our programs on four main areas: education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy.
CompTIA South Africa Contact Details
Unit 5 Ridge View Office Park
CNR Kent & Republic Street
Randburg Postal Address
Suite No 184
Other Contact Details
Tel: +27 (0)11 787 4841/3
Fax: +27 (0)11 787 9060
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• Sport Students:
Exercise Training Academy (eta) is South Africa's leading provider of sports courses, as this field of specialisation is not something that many academic institutes offer. Their qualifications are spread over the fields of sport management, coaching science and fitness, and they are offered at either Certificate or Diploma level. Any student who is interested in pursuing a career in the sporting industry can find out more about eta:
Cape Town campus: Telephone number: 021 671 1060
From outside SA: +27 21 671 1060
Fax number: 021 671 4813
Stellenbosch campus: Telephone number: 021 886 7513
From outside SA: +27 21 886 7513
Fax number: 021 886 7519
Durban campus: Telephone number: 031 701 8921
From outside SA: +27 31 701 8921
Fax number: 031 701 9606
Bloemfontein campus: Telephone number: 051 444 0850
From outside SA: +27 51 444 0850
Fax number: 051 444 4520
Telephone number: 011 791 6565
From outside SA: +27 11 791 6565
Fax number: 011 791 0401
Pretoria campus: Telephone number: 012 665 0475
From outside SA: +27 12 665 0475
Fax number: 012 665 0485
For more information on the eta, please visit their website:
• Finance Students:
Fasset is the Seta for the financial services sector and its aim is to regulate the standard and quality of education in this field. When the college or course you're interested has been approved by Fasset, you'll have the assurance that you'll receive only the best training, so use their accreditation as a quality measure when making your decisions. For more information, please visite their website at http://www.fasset.org.za.
Pastel Accounting is South Africa's leading developer of accounting, payroll and business software for the small to medium enterprise.
Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) was established in 1931 with the aim of promoting bookkeeping qualifications and membership of a professional body in Southern Africa. The ICB conducts professional examinations for those persons who intend following a career in bookkeeping and accounting.
The ICB is recognised by Fasset as a quality assurance partner (QAP) for the qualifications under the ICB's Scope, Whilst the ICB is based in South Africa, assessments/examinations are conducted throughout Southern Africa, The ICB is also associated with the institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) and the International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) both based in the United Kingdom.
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• Business Students
Institute of Business Studies (IBS)was established in October 1979 with the following aims: To Bring the grassroots business education within the reach of people who for whatever reason did not obtain formal school leaving qualifications. To assess candidates using formative and summative assessments. To assure employers that a holder of the National Certificate in Business Administration (NQF Level 3) or the National Certificate in Governance and Administration (NQF Level 4) of this Institute has reached a satisfactory level of achievement.
Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) is a body that offers professional qualifications for governance related professions. It also provides a forum where chartered secretaries and other corporate governance officials can interact and stay in touch with the latest developments within the field. For more information, please visite their website at http://www.icsa.co.za.
South African Institute of Management (SAIM)is a professional body with the vision to develop competent managers. The SAIM has the aim of transforming workers, supervisors and accidental managers into Professional Managers. The organization provides a meeting place for the exchange of views and information relating to best management practices. Students are offered membership of the SAIM, and can attend SAIM seminars, workshops and business management courses.
Strategic Investigations and Seminars (SIS) is for people interested in forensic science and investigation. Strategic Investigations and Seminars (SIS) had developed a range of courses that specialise in these fields. The entrance criteria of these programmes are not that stringent, which makes it accessible to more students, so if you have always wanted to discover what happens behind the crime scenes, a SIS programme would be perfect for you!
The contact details for SIS are as follows:
Gauteng office: Telephone number: 012 751 0888
From outside SA: +27 12 751 0888
Fax number: 086 684 9119 (enquiries)
For more information on SIS, please visit their website: http://www.s-i-s.co.za/.
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