Varsity College Short Courses

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The following are short courses offered by the Varsity College:

  • IIE Accounting Software
  • IIE Bookkeeping and Business Calculations – Distance
  • IIE Business Communication – Distance
  • IIE Education Management Development Programme
  • IIE Education Mentoring & Leadership
  • IIE Event Management
  • IIE Finance for Education Managers
  • IIE Finance for Managers
  • IIE Fundamentals of SA Legal System
  • IIE Introduction to Personal Computing
  • IIE Introduction to Project Management – Distance
  • IIE Introduction To Public Relations
  • IIE Leadership & People Management
  • IIE Legal Office Support
  • IIE Management Development Programme
  • IIE Marketing Management – Distance
  • IIE Marketing Management – Online
  • IIE Office Administration
  • IIE Business Management – Distance
  • IIE Operations Management
  • IIE Principles of Business Management – Distance
  • IIE Principles of Employment Law
  • IIE Project Management
  • IIE School Operational Planning
  • IIE Strategic Human Resource Management
  • IIE Strategic Management: Concepts & Practice
  • IIE Supply Chain & Logistics Management
  • IIE Teaching and Learning Development
  • IIE Digital Citizenship
  • IIE Technology Enhanced Learning Programme
  • IIE Web & Digital Literacies
  • IIE Whole School Management
  • ICB Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • ICB Business & Office Administration
  • ICB Business Law & Accounting Control
  • ICB Business Law & Administrative Practice
  • ICB Business Literacy
  • ICB Computerised Bookkeeping
  • ICB Corporate Strategy
  • ICB Cost & Management Accounting
  • ICB Financial Reporting & Regulatory Frameworks
  • ICB Financial Statements
  • ICB Income Tax Returns
  • ICB Management Accounting Control Systems
  • ICB Marketing Management & Public Relations
  • ICB Payroll & Monthly SARS Returns
  • ICB Research Theory & Practice
  • CIMA Advanced Financial Reporting
  • CIMA Advanced Management Accounting (P2)
  • CIMA Financial Reporting And Taxation
  • CIMA Financial Strategy
  • CIMA Management Accounting
  • CIMA Project and Relationship Management (E2)
  • CIMA Risk Management
  • CIMA Strategic Management
  • CIMA Organisational Management (E1)

The Career Centre of Varsity College do great things for students to get jobs, and also for companies looking for potential employees. Founded 20 years ago, they have a reputation of being at the cutting edge of private tertiary education in South Africa, offering full time degrees, diplomas and certificate courses, and the School of Business and Technology, which are their part time courses.


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.