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College SA Courses

At College SA we offer a range of courses to help you improve your education. With more than 200 to choose from, it can be a bit daunting to pick the right course for you. That is why below you will find the courses divided into fields of interest. Each field of interest will have several course categories (we call them programmes), and each course category will contain several courses. Just remember, with many of our courses you have the opportunity to level up as you study further. This means you will receive recognition along the way for each course you complete and will in turn, allow you access to the next level. If you want to enrol now. Just visit our College Application page


Accounting Courses and Bookkeeping Courses

ICB: Financial Accounting Programme

The ICB Financial Accounting Programme teaches you the skills you will need in order to have a career in bookkeeping and accounting. Broken down into four easy-to-understand courses, this programme allows you to level up from a bookkeeper all the way to a financial accountant.

ICB: Public Sector Accounting Programme

The ICB Public Sector Accounting Programme equips you with the skills and knowledge you will need in order to have a career in finance in the public sector (government or municipalities). The programme which is made up of three courses will help you progress from a public accounts administrator all the way to a public sector financial accountant at the advanced level.

CIMA Accounting Programme

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is one of the largest and leading professional bodies for management accountants, worldwide. Their aim is to make management accounting one of the most sought after professions in the business sector.

This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skill to drive business success, make strategic decisions and manage performance in an organisation.

Pastel Courses

The College SA Pastel programme is relevant to students who would like to learn how to use accounting software and become a skilled payroll administrator.
We offer both the Pastel and payroll administrator courses. These courses will equip you with the skills to manage a company's accounting or payroll effortlessly and adequately.

Beauty Therapy Courses

Nail Care Courses

Nail care is a very popular service in beauty salons and spas. Our nail care course will equip you with an understanding of anatomy and physiology related to nail treatments.
You will also learn about various nail care treatments, hygiene standards, customer service and entrepreneurship.

Makeup Application Courses

Our makeup application courses are aimed at students who would like to learn how to apply professional-looking makeup or add a new skill set to their beauty therapy training.
You will learn about makeup tools, various makeup looks, hygiene standards, professional salon skills, anatomy and physiology and entrepreneurship.

Massage Techniques Courses

Massage therapy involves the manipulation of soft body tissue such as muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and tendons. Our massage therapy programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to perform various massage therapy techniques on both women and men.

Facial Skin Care Courses

Facial skin care therapy involves treating the face with steam, exfoliation, extraction, masks, skin peels and massage. You will learn about the anatomy and physiology of the face, various skin care techniques, professional salon skills and entrepreneurship.

Hair Removal Course

Hair removal forms an essential part in people’s beauty routines. It involves the waxing, plucking, threading or lasering of body hair for a smooth hair-free skin surface.
Our hair removal courses cover various hair removal techniques, excellence in service, professional salon skills, entrepreneurship and more.

Salon Management Course

If you have already studied a beauty therapy course and would like to add managerial skills to your education, our salon management course is suitable for you.
You will learn how to manage salon staff, deal with customers in a professional manner, manage the salon finances, deal with HR issues and manage all administrative tasks.

Beauty Therapy Advanced Course

If you are interested in becoming a beauty therapist and would like to specialise in various beauty treatments, this programme is suitable for you. You will learn to apply professional make-up and perform various beauty treatments; facial skin care, massage therapy, hair removal and nail care. You will also be equipped with entrepreneurial skills, which can help you manage your own beauty business.

Business Management and Office Administration Courses

ICB: Business Management Programme

The ICB Business Management Programme teaches you the skills you will need in order to successfully run a company. You will learn about business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, computer literacy, global business strategy and research methods in commerce.

ICB: Business Entrepreneurship Programme

You will learn about entrepreneurship in South Africa, business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, computer literacy, global business strategy and research methods in commerce. The ICB Entrepreneurship Programme teaches you the skills you will need in order to successfully master the activities needed to start your own business.

ICB: Office Administration Programme

The ICB Office Administration Programme equips you with the skills to successfully master the activities needed to run and keep the administrative side of a company organised. You will learn about business and financial management best practices, office and legal practice, human resource management, computer literacy, global business strategy and research methods in commerce.

General Management Courses

This programme offers a Short Course, Proficiency Course, and an Advanced Course. You will learn about different business principles, practices and laws of commerce which govern business; you will learn how to apply and manage different aspects of a business by these principles, practices and laws.

Small Business Management Course

This programme introduces you to entrepreneurial concepts which can be applied to a small business. You will learn how to come up with a business idea and create a business plan, you will learn which external and personal factors influence the success of a business, how to determine the growth potential and profitability of a business idea and how to implement various business concepts to manage and expand a small business.

Credit Management Courses

In this programme, you can enrol for a Short Course, Proficiency Course or an Advanced Course in Credit Management. These courses cover how credit affects businesses and how it’s managed by laws, contracts and financial processes.

Production and Operations Management Courses

This programme offers a Proficiency Course, an Advanced Course and a Short Course in Production and Operations Management. You will learn how to manage and implement supply chain processes, business principles and laws of commerce which influence production and supply.

Information Technology Management Courses

This programme offers a Short Course, a Proficiency Course, and an Advanced Course in Information Technology. You will learn how to manage information technology systems and processes to support business outputs.

Child Day Care Courses

Child Day Care Courses

College SA’s Child Day Care programme is aimed at child care workers, aspiring child care workers and mothers who would like to learn how to take proper care of a child.
It covers the different developmental stages and early learning phases in a young child’s life, the psychology of a child, proper nutrition for optimal growth and health, what to do in case of an emergency, as well as crèche management; for those aspiring to open their own child day care center.

Computer Courses

CompTIA (A+ and N+) Courses

CompTIA is a well-known accreditation in the IT world. It is recognised in all areas of the IT industry worldwide.
If you are interested in becoming a trained computer technician, a CompTIA certificate will ignite your IT career.

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Courses

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) programme covers the fundamentals of IT (Information Technology). Individuals who are interested in a career in technology should consider getting MTA certification.

The MTA programme will equip you with essential technical concepts, assess and validate your knowledge of technical concepts and increase your technical credibility. This programme is a requirement for both the MCSA and MCSD programmes.

Microsoft Office Courses

The Microsoft Office programme is designed to equip you with the skills needed to create Word documents, formulate data, produce presentations and connect with other people.
Enrol for a PC training course and equip yourself with the skills necessary to take full advantage of Microsoft Office features.

Pastel Courses

The College SA Pastel programme is relevant to students who would like to learn how to use accounting software and become a skilled payroll administrator.
We offer both the Pastel and payroll administrator courses. These courses will equip you with the skills to manage a company's accounting or payroll effortlessly and adequately.

Adobe Creative Cloud Courses

The Adobe Creative Cloud programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a professional graphic designer. Students can learn how to edit photographs, create unique designs, design brochure layouts, build web pages, edit video, design media for print, etc.

Events Management Courses

Events Management Courses

The College SA Events Management programme is relevant to students who would like to learn about the different facets of the events industry and pursue a career in this field.
Our events courses will take you from beginner to expert level. Get insight into the events industry in South Africa, the leadership and managerial skills required to perform the role of an events coordinator or manager, how to manage successful events and starting your own business.

Graphic Design, Web Design and Photography Courses

Graphic, Web Design & Photography Courses

Get started in your career as a creative by studying one of our introductory courses. We offer four creative courses to choose from - Desktop Publishing, Digital Photography, Introduction to Web Design and Introduction to Graphic Design.

Adobe Creative Cloud Courses

The Adobe Creative Cloud programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to become a professional graphic designer. Students can learn how to edit photographs, create unique designs, design brochure layouts, build web pages, edit video, design media for print, etc.

Tourism Courses

Tourism Courses

This programme is divided into two courses: Tourism Marketing and Tourism Management. The tourism marketing course shows you how to determine and reach your target market; you will learn how to showcase your business by using specific or combined marketing strategies and mediums.
The tourism management course shows you how to synergise the different aspects of a tourism business (like finance, admin, marketing and human resources) to develop and expand your service or establishment.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Courses

Occupational Health and Safety Courses (OHS)

Occupational health and safety (OHS) officers are responsible for putting health and safety systems in place in a work environment. This programme is suitable for those who would like to take on the role of an occupational health and safety officer in the workplace and learn how to create a proper healthy and safe environment for workers and prevent serious injuries in the workplace.

Secretarial and Personal Assistant Courses

Personal Assistant Courses

The personal assistant short course and skills and proficiency certificates provide you with different professional skills needed to provide reception and administrative assistance to companies. You will learn about professional communication and conduct, how to provide good client service and how to use the computer for business purposes.

Professional Secretary Courses

The professional secretarial courses aim to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to operate efficiently in an office environment. You will learn to perform various secretarial duties and how to communicate with executives and clients in a professional manner.

Executive Secretary Courses

The Executive Secretary: Advanced Courses provide you with the knowledge you need to offer professional administrative support on an executive level.

These advanced courses cover Executive Secretary (General); Executive Secretary (Finance); Executive Secretary (Law); Executive Secretary (Human Resource Management); Executive Secretary (Public Relations); Executive Secretary (Marketing Management); Executive Secretary (Information Technology).

Engineering Studies (Motor Trade, Welding, Boilermaking, Electrical, Fitter and Turner Courses)

Motor Trade Courses

This programme offers N1 – N3 qualifications in motor trade theory. You will gain theoretical understanding of motor mechanics; how to locate and assess mechanical issues; how to fix and maintain motor vehicles, mathematics, science and drawing.

Welding Courses

This programme offers N1 – N3 qualifications in welding. You will gain a theoretical understanding of welding; equipment, techniques and steel, metals, mathematics, science, and drawing when you study a welding course.

Boilermaking Courses

This programme offers N1 – N3 qualifications in boilermaking. You will gain a theoretical understanding of techniques, materials and equipment, mathematics, drawing, and science when you study a boilermaking course.

Electrical Courses

This programme offers N1 – N3 qualifications in electrical engineering studies. You will gain theoretical understanding of electric design; equipment and installation and maintenance of electronic equipment and installations. This programme also covers mathematics, science and drawing.

Fitter and Turner Courses

This programme offers N1 – N3 qualifications in fitting and turning. You will gain theoretical understanding of the techniques used in manufacturing, fitting and assembling parts for machinery.

Bridging Courses

Our NTC Bridging course is designed to help students qualify for the National Technical Certificate (NTC) N1 courses. This short course has only two subjects: Mathematics and Physical Science. Once you have completed this course, you will automatically qualify for our Technical N1 level courses.

Workplace Skills Short Courses

Short Skills Courses in the Workplace

This range of short courses focuses on continuing professional development in the workplace. Learn valuable skills that will make you more productive, enhance your personal development and learn how to become more professional. They don’t take a long time to master and are much more affordable than our range of accredited courses.

Human Resource Management (HR) Courses

National Diploma in Human Resource Management

This programme covers legislation that governs human resource practices, talent acquisition, skills development and labour relations. You will learn the best practices for mediating labour or organisational disputes, implementing disciplinary actions and facilitating organisational changes.

Human Resource Management Courses

This programme offers a Short Course, Proficiency Course, and an Advanced Course in Human Resource Management. You will learn about the employment act and how human resource principles and practices are applied in business and the process of talent recruitment.

Marketing Courses

Marketing Management Courses

This programme offers a Short Course, Proficiency Course and an Advanced Course in Marketing. You will learn about the principles of marketing and how it is applied in business to promote and sell products and services.

Project Management Courses

Project Management Courses

This programme introduces you to the role and importance of a project manager. The project management modules discuss how to successfully plan, assign and manage work flow and see to the successful completion of projects according to an organisation’s business goals. You will also learn about the Project Management Institute (PMI), a professional body who recognises professional practices within the project management profession.

Supply Chain Courses

Supply Chain Management Course

Supply chain management involves the active management of all supply chain activities. These activities include product development, sourcing, production and logistics (shipping of the product), as well as the information systems needed to manage these activities. Our supply chain management and logistics courses are suitable for students who would like to learn about the managerial aspects of supply chain management and pursue a career in the field.