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Short Courses

CPUT offers a variety of short courses, making it easy for persons who are already employed to study part-time.

The Centre for Continuing Education (CCE)

The CCE is the short course department of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). The CCE offers courses that are scheduled to make it possible for employees to complete them on a part-time basis. CCE short courses have long-term benefits, as the emphasis is on the development of skills. All lecturers are highly qualified and experienced in their fields.

Also, by prior arrangement, most courses can be offered on site at the employers' places of business. Further, customised courses can be developed to meet unique training needs. To enhance ease of access, the CCE offers short courses on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings on both the Bellville and Cape Town campuses of CPUT.

Graduate Centre for Management (GCM)

The GCM embraces the opportunities for skills enhancement towards life-long learning and the creation of a transformative environment in which accessibility, equity and the redress of past inequalities can be addressed.

Our aim is to provide affordable, quality education based on the platform of academic and vocational learning, with special emphasis on executive management and related training that will encourage portability through national and international co-operative relationships.

As a center of excellence we offer fully accredited and articulated credit bearing professional short courses.

The Graduate Center for Management is also renowned for its contribution to nation tourism education, specialising in Tourism, Tourist Guiding and Event Management.

These short courses are available as scheduled or on request, on campus or in-house, for individuals or corporate and institutional clients with twelve or more participants and may be customised from our many National Diploma offerings to meet personal, management, human resource and skills development needs.

Our courses are offered on block release, full-time or part-time basis and are facilitated by qualified and experienced academics. Participants who have successfully completed a course through the GCM will participant in one of two formal annual Certificate Aware Ceremonies.

In addition our HODs, Subject Specialists, Industrial Psychologist and our Human Resource, Training and Development Practitioners are available, by appointment, for consultation.

The Information & Communication Technology Academy

The Information & Communication Technology Academy has been established to promote student-training excellence. This is in line with the needs of the community, industry, the City, province, University and public.  Day courses are arranged in 3-month blocks (terms).

The Academy promotes ICT by means of quality educational training programs and forms the cornerstone of the City's Techno Nucleus Centre. The primary objective of the ICT Academy is to promote and increase the current level of ICT networking skills and capacity within the organizations in Cape Town. In addition, the Academy provides training to university students, the public and the community. The ICT Academy presents quality educational training programs at market related prices. It also develops various curricula in consultation with Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and other academic institutions.

The ICT Academy has developed linkages with industry and government to promote student-training excellence in line with their needs, including research projects.

The success of the Cisco Networking Academy Program (CNAP) led to several companies such as Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, Adobe and Panduit forming partnerships with Cisco to host their academic courses on the Cisco e-learning platform.

Computerised Tomography

The Postgraduate Certificate in Computerised Tomography produces CT radiographers who are clinically competent in a range of CT procedures. Applicants who have a degree or diploma in Diagnostic Radiography; hold professional qualifications recognised by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology as equivalent to the diploma in Diagnostic Radiograph; and are registered with the HPCSA are invited to apply.

Survival Centre

The Survival Centre, superbly positioned at Granger Bay, next to the V&A Waterfront and Table Bay, is just 4 km from the heart of Cape Town. The enclosed harbour area and extensive training facilities have provided an ideal center for maritime training over the past 35 years.

The Survival Centre is a full member of the International Association for Safety and Survival Training (IASST). All maritime safety courses are accredited by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) via the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as well as the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), ISO 9001:2000.

All courses are based on international requirements adapted to local operational conditions where applicable.

South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre

The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre is a national centre for renewable energy training and education. The centre will officially open its doors in January 2015.