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Managing Your Social Media Presence as a Job Seeker

Like it or not, one of the first steps that prospective employers and recruitment agencies take during the hiring process is checking your social media accounts. In a world where an employee’s controversial personal views can damage a business’s reputation, employers are spending much more time ensuring that what you do online does not pose […]

The Benefits of Adult Learning

The Benefits of Adult Learning

It is wonderful that in the 21st century, the career you start your adult life with doesn’t have to be the career path you stick with. You can always decide at a later stage to pursue a different path and create better opportunities for yourself. What is even better is that you can study part-time […]

Top 5 tips for studying while working full-time

Top 5 tips for studying while working full-time

1. Create a plan. Record all your class times, assessment and examination dates on your calendar. Also split up any reading you need to do over the duration of your course. 2. Inform your employer. Let your employer know what you are up to. Get their attention by showing them how serious you are about […]

Chase Your Dream Job with our Top 5 CV Tips!

Chase Your Dream Job with our Top 5 CV Tips!

It’s a competitive job market out there. Don’t believe us? According to a survey by job portal Adzuna at the end of 2019, there are an average of 58 applicants per job opening in Johannesburg. That number is far higher in other cities across South Africa, apart from Cape Town (due to its smaller population vs employment […]

Prioritising Personal and Office Wellness in 2020

Prioritising Personal and Office Wellness in 2020

It’s the first few months back at work for you after the Festive Season break and we bet you’re feeling well-rested and re-inspired! How do you think you will be feeling 6 months from now? What if you could maintain your level of energy and focus for the next 12 months? Well, you can! And […]

UniCollege students support worthy local causes

UniCollege students support worthy local causes

Other organisations that are supported by UniCollege’s students are the Cradle of Hope in Krugersdorp and a women’s shelter in Randfontein. UniCollege students spent a Saturday morning in July doing community service at Fred & Martie’s Soup Kitchen in Claremont, Roodepoort. They donated clothes, shoes, cleaning aids and food to the soup kitchen and spent […]

IT students join local company

IT students join local company

Three of our students – Dean van der Westhuizen, Duncan Wessels and Reinhardt Hechter – recently joined the team of IT Genie, an IT support company owned by their lecturer Paul Grobler. Paul has been a lecturer at UniCollege for 6 years and has been working in the IT industry for over 29 years. Our […]

UniCollege launches Workplace Readiness Programme

UniCollege launches Workplace Readiness Programme

In July 2018, we introduced the Workplace Readiness Programme aimed at providing students with the necessary soft skills to enter the workplace. The skills covered in the programme are key in assisting students to succeed in their studies and ensure they are employable. Students attend a compulsory workshop in each of their semesters (N4, N5 […]

Get your National Diploma step-by-step

Get your National Diploma step-by-step

If you are looking for a more practical and vocational study path to follow, then you should consider studying towards a National Diploma. Recognised by industry and universities, the National N Diplomas are approved and issued by the National Department of Higher Education and Training in Pretoria. They cover the key competencies in each career field and include […]

The long-term benefits of short courses

The long-term benefits of short courses

Short courses give you the opportunity to update your knowledge and skills in only a fraction of the time it would take to study a degree or other higher qualification. They build on your existing knowledge and qualifications and formalise skills you have gained in the workplace. For working people, short courses offer flexibility and […]

UniCollege student lands key IT role

UniCollege student lands key IT role

We caught up with Eugene Faber who studied IT and Networking at UniCollege in 2014. He is working as the Computer Liaison Officer at Pinehaven Hospital in Krugersdorp. “Everything related to IT falls under me”, says Eugene. This includes sorting software problems, installation of new equipment, manning the help desk for all network related problems as well […]

How to choose the right college?

How to choose the right college?

Where should I study? Although people have different priorities when studying, there are some fundamental factors that everyone should consider. Accreditation Accreditation is a process that all educational institutions must go through to ensure their curriculum, teaching and facilities are on par with national standards. Never assume that all institutions are accredited with South African […]

A passion for numbers landed me my dream job

A passion for numbers landed me my dream job

Suzette Schubert, UniCollege student, shared her inspiring success story with us. “While working as a data capturer, I made the decision to go back and study after realising I had a passion for numbers.  I enrolled at UniCollege for the National Diploma in Technical Financial Accounting on a part-time basis. As my studies progressed, I was able […]

It’s time to learn how to TouchType

It’s time to learn how to TouchType

Most of us spend a large chunk of our time responding to emails, writing documents and google-searching. The quicker we type, the faster we can do all of the above. So to be more productive, why not invest just 3 hours a week to learn this underrated skill! We guarantee you won’t regret it. Spend […]

Bernelee lands job at top hotel

Bernelee lands job at top hotel

Bernelee Fourie studied towards the National Diploma in Tourism with UniCollege. This is her fantastic story… “During my studies, I got a holiday job with KC Roamers in the Kruger Park. This was what I was studying for and I wanted to begin my career in this exciting industry as soon as possible.” “After completing […]

From stay-at-home mom to working woman!

From stay-at-home mom to working woman!

Palesa was a stay-at-home mom when she decided she wanted to start working and be someone her kids could look up to. She registered for the UniCollege Certificate in Office Administration and then completed the UniCollege Executive Personal Assistant course afterwards. She says, “I am currently working in the finance department as Financial Administrator for […]

What Careers will be hot in 2020?

What Careers will be hot in 2020?

If you are thinking of enrolling at college, starting a new career or investing in yourself by upskilling, it’s useful to know what skills are guaranteed to be in demand now and in the future! The following career fields look to be flourishing by 2020 and beyond: Marketing & market research – growing fields because of exploding […]

Carmen's studies give her confidence to open her own business

Carmen’s studies give her confidence to open her own business

Carmen Arrand started studying part-time in the evenings towards the Business Management N6 Diploma at UniCollege in 2015. She says, “I have always wanted to start my own business, but was never sure what type of business to choose. So to learn more, I decided to study Business Management. Most colleges only offer online-based learning so I was excited to find UniCollege which offers face-to-face […]

Getting ahead at work

Getting ahead at work

Do you feel like you’re working hard but it’s been months or even years since you’ve had a promotion or any recognition of sorts? If this sounds familiar, here are the 8 most common reasons why you might not be getting ahead and what you can do about it immediately. #1 – You are not […]

Maria expands her office skills

Maria expands her office skills

Maria Ntikane chose to study for UniCollege’s Certificate in Executive Personal Assistant because she wanted to grow as a person and expand her skills for tackling issues and challenges in her office work. After completing the course, Maria says “I am able to work under pressure, meet deadlines in time and my typing speed and […]

Local companies support our students

Local companies support our students

UniCollege recently approached various local businesses from a variety of industries to see if they would be interested in assisting our students. Students completing their National N Diplomas in Business Management, Marketing Management, Legal Secretary & Tourism are required to complete an 18 month practical after their theory component. Before they are awarded their Diplomas, they […]

Failing matric is not the end of the road...

Failing matric is not the end of the road…

The first thing you need to do is get over the shock – remember many others are in the same boat, you are not the first and most certainly won’t be the last. Now you need to establish why you failed.  And here you need to be perfectly honest.  Did you really study hard enough?  […]

Michaela Osner is flying high

Michaela Osner is flying high

Michaela, a full-time Business Management student shares her story… “While many dream of opening their own business one day, I decided to take the first step of making mine a reality by enrolling for the National N Diploma in Business Management at UniCollege in 2014. It has turned out to be the best decision of […]

Warehouse Supervision student goes the distance

Warehouse Supervision student goes the distance

Yvonne Pieterse went to great lengths to attend classes at UniCollege. Every Saturday she would travel 3 hours from Grootvlei,  Mpumalanga, to the West Rand so she could attend the Warehouse Supervision course! When we asked her if it was worth the effort, she said it was an “excellent experience” as she feels she has […]

Working smart in Matric

Working smart in Matric

Your matric year should be the most magical – you can easily ace those final exams and at the same time keep your social life alive if you work smart! Here are our top tips… How long should I study? If you study for shorter periods of time more often, you retain the information for […]

The best study session soundtrack

The best study session soundtrack

What’s the soundtrack to your study sessions? Forget rock, pop and RnB. If you’re aiming for top marks it’s time to switch on the classics! Studies have found that listening to classical music while hitting the books could help you stay alert and retain more information. Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine found […]

IT Engineering graduate ready to succeed

IT Engineering graduate ready to succeed

Gerhard Pretorius shares his experience of UniCollege… “I thoroughly enjoyed my two-year IT course at UniCollege. I learned a lot, grew as a person and socialised with students from different backgrounds and cultures. I was also honoured to be a member of the SRC. This was an awesome time as it was the beginning of my […]

Recent graduate's new business expands into Europe

Recent graduate’s new business expands into Europe

Raymond Hoffman recently completed his Business Management diploma at UniCollege. Here’s his inspiring story… “I had to make the decision to either get a job in the city or to start my own business so that I could enjoy country living and pursue an outdoor lifestyle. It was an easy decision for me. I did an apprenticeship in Taxidermy and once completed, started […]

Business Management course pays dividends in the workplace

Business Management course pays dividends in the workplace

Monique Coetzee shares her experience in the workplace…”After completing my Business Management qualification through UniCollege, I ventured into the BIG business world. I was not nervous at all knowing that I was equipped with sound hands-on management skills.  I landed a great job at a corporate gifting company as a key accounts manager – we […]

UniCollege students dig deep to help local sanctuary

UniCollege students dig deep to help local sanctuary

Recently, a group of UniCollege students arrived at the Baby Moses Child Sanctuary in Krugersdorp with veggies, flowers, soil and gardening tools in hand to revamp their backyard garden. Christo de Klerk, the sanctuary’s co-founder, had long wanted to grow vegetables and flowers in the garden but the Sanctuary was never able to do so […]

Transferable Skills

Transferable Skills

Ever heard this term before?  These are skills and competencies that can be used in all jobs – they are often not taught but can be learnt.  Having these skills and competencies will set you apart from other job applicants in today’s tough job market. What are these transferable skills exactly? Leadership – do you […]

Understanding your Matric results

Understanding your Matric results

You have reached the finish line. 12 years of trials and tribulations, tears, laughter, friends for life, tantrums, good memories but most of all lots and lots of hard work.  That final mark that appears on your matric report is ultimately what unlocks the door to your future.  But how exactly is it calculated? 25% […]

Five steps to better presentations

Five steps to better presentations

You’ve been asked to present your idea to a room full of people. It’s your chance to shine but you’re more worried about sweating and stammering through your speech! If the thought of public speaking sends you into a flat panic, you’re not alone. According to studies, 75% of adults suffer from speech anxiety. But […]

First impressions count

First impressions count

The first day on a new job is not much different to the first day of high school..checking out the other kids, wondering if they will end up being your friends, worrying whether or not you will make a good impression, then feeling intimidated for being a small fish in a big pond. There is […]

Perfecting the cover letter

Perfecting the cover letter

Applying for a dream job requires more than a CV. In order to stand out amongst all the applications, you’ll need to impress prospective employers with a great cover letter. Here are a few tips to improve your job application cover letter… The aim of a cover letter is tell prospective employers why you’re an […]

Mayuri finds her place in the IT world

Mayuri finds her place in the IT world

Mayuri Boolauck, an IT Engineering student at UniCollege, shares her story.. “My road to success began with UniCollege. My career path was IT and being the only female among 17 males, I felt uneasy! Every day was a different experience but with the assistance of my fellow students and lecturer, I overcame any obstacles. I was offered a […]

UniCollege lecturer with passion for photography

UniCollege lecturer with passion for photography

When you walk into Piet Sparks’ studio, Sparks Photography in Monument, you might think that you are entering a photography museum. In his 30 year career, Piet has collected over 350 old cameras, camera equipment and projectors. His interest in photography began when he helped his father out in the studio his father started in 1960! Piet […]

Monique is moving from sales to management

Monique is moving from sales to management

Monique Bekker shares her story… “Having been in sales since I left school, I felt the need to improve my business skills and take advantage of business and career opportunities. This led me to enrol for the N Diploma in Business Management at UniCollege. I was met with friendliness and exceptional professionalism.  All my questions […]