College SA

Our story

College SA is a private, distance learning college that has been offering distance learning since 2007. Over this period, the company grew from a small college with limited courses into a multi-school college offering more than 100 accredited and non-accredited qualifications and short courses. College SA forms part of the Optimi College division in the Optimi Group.

More than

More than
6 000 students
in 2020

More than
14 years’

What we do

College SA provides Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), occupational qualifications, and short courses to thousands of students across South Africa by making learning more accessible.

Reasons to study at College SA

Students can study part-time or full-time from home.

Students can study at their own pace and follow a flexible study schedule.

Students do not need to source their own textbooks, as College SA provides all the materials and couriers it to the students.

The support staff is just a phone call or email away, should students need any academic support.

Students can pay for their studies in interest-free monthly instalments or a discounted once-off payment.

There are no registration cut-off dates as students can register all year round.

Our products and services

College SA has over 100 courses to choose from, including accredited and non-accredited qualifications, adult matric, and skill-based short courses.

College SA is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training, allowing the College to offer specific SAQA qualifications through the QCTO and Umalusi. College SA is also accredited by several quality assurance partners of the QCTO, including ICB, SABPP, and CIMA.

College SA equips students for the future
with courses in our different schools

Accounting school

The accounting school is focused on developing future bookkeeping and
accounting professionals on various NQF levels.

Business school

The business school is the ideal learning platform for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners.

Technical school

The technical school is the home to the N1, N2 and N3 qualifications, which makes students employable in electrical engineering, boilermaking, welding, motor trade, and fitting and turning.

Computer school

The computer school is ideal for students who want to sharpen their Microsoft Office skills or study the more complex and challenging CompTIA A+ and N+ programmes.

Creative school

The creative school offers a range of short courses covering broad fields of interest like childcare, events management, project management, and design.

College SA also offers an
adult matric (ASC) programme

aimed at students over the age of 21 who would like to complete Grade 12.
Study comfortably from home with College SA
Visit the College SA website at to find the perfect course.