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What Makes Optimi College different?

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Optimi College, previously operating as College SA and IT Academy, has over 16 years of experience training students and over 200 qualifications and short courses. We are rebranding as Optimi College, and our offering will include that of both College SA and IT Academy in the future.

To everyone looking for accessible and affordable ways to upskill, Optimi College offers distance learning and online courses that you can complete in your free time. You can get a qualification that furthers your career while continuing to work, gain experience, and even implement what you learn. Whether you want to advance in your current position or change your career entirely, Optimi College offers courses that allow you to invest in the appropriate knowledge and skillset to position you for your future success.

What makes Optimi College different?

  • The opportunity to study at a private college, registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and accredited with several regulatory bodies.
  • Exclusive access to Moodle Classroom. Moodle Classroom is an online portfolio that provides desktop and cell phone access to resources and assignments.
  • Our full-time lecturers are dedicated to providing students with support and are experts in their respective fields.
  • Register for our courses all year round.
  • Study from home (we offer distance learning and online courses)
  • A study calendar or study plan that allows students to manage time spent on studies and ensures that they set aside enough time for assignments, tasks, and exam prep.
  • Live online lectures as well as recorded lecture sessions for students that cannot attend the live sessions.

So, how exactly does an Optimi College short course, diploma or certificate set you up for success throughout your working life? Well, let’s break it down:

You develop scarce skills

To stand out from the crowd in today’s extremely competitive job market, you must present a unique skill set. You can study a short course, attain a diploma, or get a national certificate from Optimi College. Whether you leverage those skills to find a new job or use them to create the perfect position for yourself, you’ll have the tools you need.

You have the competitive advantage

When employers struggle to find the right knowledge and skillset necessary to improve productivity, they value it more and often consider paying more to get it. Optimi College offers selected internationally accredited courses to give you the certification you need to apply for a job that excites you.

You have job opportunities globally and locally

Optimi College’s international accreditations include:

NEBOSH courses

ICB courses

CIMA courses

CompTIA, Microsoft, Amazon, and other IT certifications


Optimi College’s local accreditations include:

Umalusi courses

SABPP courses

MICT SETA courses


An accredited course is more than a qualification —  it’s a passport. If you want to travel around the world and make money at the same time (or if you want a nine-to-five job with a multinational company), our accredited courses can help you achieve that dream.

You have easy access to current information

Optimi College’s study materials are specifically designed for self-study via distance learning or online learning. You will find the course material easy to use, as well as up to date, including current laws and regulations that guarantee you stay relevant in the workforce.

Ultimately you are your greatest asset and it’s time to get strategic about how you choose your path for the future. Invest in yourself with our college courses and develop into a more knowledgeable, rounded individual, both personally and professionally.

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