List Of Registered Private Colleges In Pretoria

What are Registered Private Colleges?


A private school is a college or university that often operates as an educational nonprofit organization. It does not receive its primary funding from a state government. Private schools generally are smaller than public schools and have smaller class sizes than public schools.

List Of Registered Private Colleges In Pretoria

Private Colleges In Pretoria

1. Varsity College

The IIE (The Independent Institute of Education) has Varsity College as one of its educational brands. The IIE happens to be South Africa’s “most accredited private higher education provider”. It has the recognition of the country’s Department of Higher Education and Training where it is registered.

Founded in 1991, the institution of higher learning is owned by ADvTECH Group under the directorship of Louise Wiseman. It can boast a total of eight campuses located in different parts of the country

  • Durban North
    (031) 573 2038
  • Cape Town
    (021) 685 5021
  • Durban Westville
    (031) 266 8400
  • Pietermaritzburg
    (033) 386 2376
  • Nelson Mandela Bay
    (041) 363 4223
  • Pretoria
    (012) 348 2551
  • Sandton
    (011) 784 6939
  • Waterfall – Midrand
    010 224 4300

The college offers both undergraduate and postgraduate IIE degrees, higher certificates, diplomas, and short learning programs. The focus is majorly on interactive lectures, and small lecture groups, including modern technology. Modes of delivery for the school include full-time programs, part-time, online, as well as distance education. The college is recognized as one of the best online programs.

The courses offered at Varsity College are in different categories under different schools including;

  • Law
  • Information Technology
  • Psychology
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Management
  • Communication

2. Oaklands Institute Of Technology

Located at 293 Madiba Street, 4th Floor Navy House Building 0002 in Pretoria, Oaklands Institute Of Technology is known as a vibrant FET College that offers training in SAQA-affiliated courses. The college is well equipped with technicalities and personnel like competent staff who are always on hand to deliver relevant training and educational programs. These programs are targeted at enabling enrollees to lead fruitful lives and consequently, make significant contributions to their individual communities and the South African Nation at large.

The standard at Oaklands is high class and there are well-equipped computer labs ensuring that enrollees have access to the necessary IT training needed to meet the various needs of our world. The academic institution’s curriculum develops learners to their full potential.

Business and engineering theory is supplemented with practical training in line with standards from the industry. Below are some of their programs ran under certificate and diploma courses.

Certificate Courses (7 courses)

  • Certificate in Mechanical Engineering(Mechanical Engineering)
  • Certificate in Civil Engineering(Civil Engineering)
  • Certificate in Electrical Engineering(Electrical Engineering)
  • Certificate in Chemical Engineering(Chemical Engineering)
  • Certificate in Boiler Making
  • Certificate in installation rules
  • Certificate in Installation Codes

Diploma Courses (19 courses)

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering(Mechanical Engineering)
  • Diploma in Business Management(Business Management)
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering(Civil Engineering)
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management(Human Resource Management)
  • Diploma in Public Relations(Public Relations)
  • Diploma in Public Management(Public Management)
  • Diploma in Marketing Management(Marketing Management)
  • Diploma in Financial Management(Financial Management)
  • Diploma in Medical Secretary(Medical Secretary)
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Electrical Engineering )
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
  • Diploma in Management Assistant
  • Diploma in Legal Secretary
  • Diploma in Boiler Making
  • National Diploma in Hospitality and Catering Services
  • Diploma in EduCare
  • Diploma in Tourism
  • Diploma in Installation Rules
  • Diploma in Installation Codes

3. College On Hills

The main objective of College on Hills is the nurturing of the inquiring mind, developing their skills for verbal communication, and critical thinking, including quantitative reasoning as well as their individual capacities for creative endeavor. The college also strives to integrate social, intellectual, and personal growth.

The enrollees are encouraged to scrutinize the traditions of their different cultures and other peoples’ own. This will assist in the development of systems of values, encompassing an understanding of their personal, professional, and social, responsibilities. Also, it teaches learners to view education as an essential, lifelong process. The COH operates under four campuses namely:

  • Pretoria Campus
    Constantia Building, 1st Floor
    Cnr Thabo Sehume & Francis Baard
    Pretoria 001
    Tel: 012 767 8005
  • Polokwane Campus
    Cnr Rissik & Landrose Mare
    Next to engine
    Tel: 015 287 8016
  • Witbank Campus
    No. 30 Betty Street
    Cnr Rhodes Street
    Tel: 013 658 6009
  • Secunda Campus
    Harwood Street
    Sanlam Plaza
    Shop 23
    Tel: 017 631 3779

Courses Offered at COH

  • National Certificate: Electro-technology
  • National Certificate: Engineering Science
  • National Certificate: Building Science
  • National Certificate: Industrial Electronics
  • National Certificate: Mathematics
  • National Certificate: Engineering Drawing
  • National Certificate: Mechano Technology
  • National Certificate: Tourism
  • National Certificate: Business Management
  • National Certificate: Human Resource Management
  • National Certificate: Marketing Management
  • National Certificate: Financial Management
  • National Certificate: Electro-Technology
  • National Certificate: Public Management
  • National Certificate: Public Relations
  • National Certificate: Legal Secretary
  • National Certificate: Medical Secretary
  • National Certificate (Vocational): Safety in Society (Level 2)

4. Pretoria Technical College

The name Pretoria Technical College sounds like a public institution but is actually a private college. Founded in 1998, PTC is a major player in pioneering both education and research, particularly emphasizing “education for the professions”. The college has always been listed among the country’s leading Private FET Colleges, thanks to its nationwide reputation for academic excellence. The courses offered at Pretoria Technical College are nationally recognized and rated as ‘first class’.

It has a handful of faculties, offering different certificate and diploma courses.

Faculties and Schools

  • Engineering Studies
  • Business Studies
  • Secretarial Studies
  • IT Studies
  • Media & Film Studies
  • Health Work Studies
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Policing Studies

Certificate Courses (6 courses)

  • Certificate in Public and Community Health(Public and Community Health)
  • Certificate in Journalism(Journalism)
  • Certificate in System Development(System Development)
  • Certificate in Technical Support(PC)
  • Certificate in Ancillary Health Care(Ancillary Health Care)
  • Certificate in Social Auxiliary Work(Social Auxiliary Work)

Diploma Courses (15 courses)

  • National Diploma in Electrical Engineering(Electrical Engineering)
  • National Diploma in Civil Engineering(Civil Engineering)
  • National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering(Mechanical Engineering)
  • National Diploma in Tourism(Tourism)
  • Diploma in Policing(Policing)
  • National Diploma in Legal Secretary (Legal Secretary )
  • National Diploma in Marketing Management(Marketing Management)
  • National Diploma in Financial Management(Financial Management)
  • National Diploma in Public Management(Public Management)
  • National Diploma in Public Relations (Public Relations )
  • National Diploma in Management Assistant(Management Assistant)
  • National Diploma in Human Resource Management(Human Resource Management)
  • National Diploma in Business Management(Business Management)
  • National Diploma in Hospitality (Hospitality)
  • Diploma in Medical Secretary(Medical Secretary)

These courses are obtainable at different campuses of the college namely

  • PTC City Campus (PTA):429 Helen Joseph Street
  • PTC Gardner Durban Campus: 71- 77 Gardner Street
  • PTC Field Durban Campus: 58 Feild Street
  • PTC Fedsure Campus: 268 Lilian Ngoyi Street

5. AROS (Akademie Reformatoriese Opleiding en Studies

Also known as Academy Reformational Training and Studies, the Akademie Reformatoriese Opleiding en Studies (AROS) is a popular Christian higher education institution in South Africa. Located in Waverley, Pretoria, the citadel of learning has about 800 students currently following weekend classes.

The aim of AROS is to churn out vocationally-driven graduates ready to work in the teaching profession. The institution’s graduates are well-equipped and have all it takes to score plum teaching positions.

The college which came into existence in 2003 also offers e-learning classes in addition to its contact model. The provision of practical and innovative curricula is the goal of AROS and this mission is visibly reflected in its alumnus that has excelled in making positive contributions in South African society.

Akademie Reformatoriese Opleiding en Studies Faculties and Schools

  • Foundation Phase Teaching
  • Intermediate Phase Teaching
  • Educational Studies and Biblical Studies

6. Advisor Progressive College

Founded in 2008, Advisor Progressive College is among the best registered private colleges in South Africa. It is listed among the Private FET Colleges with very high goals. The academic institution is studiously working towards becoming one of SA’s leading training and education providers. It hopes to achieve this aim through skilled and dedicated staff and leveraging the best learning resources.

Its campuses are located in several regions of the country namely

  • Nelspruit
  • Middelburg
  • eMalahleni
  • Pretoria
  • Rustenburg
  • Durban

APC Courses

  • Business Studies
  • Engineering Studies
  • Financial Studies
  • Health Studies
  • Human Resources
  • Matric Re-write