History of Johannesburg Polytechnic

Johannesburg Polytechnic started as a computer college way back in 2002 in Braamfontein, it was then known as Strathrand Graduate Institute, in 2007 it started a collaboration with Johannesburg Polytech Institute when it moved to New Doornfontein, offering computer courses and internet access to high school and college students.

In 2009, Johannesburg Polytechnic moved to Braamfontein once again when it started offering ACCA and CAT courses.

In 2011 the college added CIMA Certificate and Diploma Courses to its portfolio and became a Computer Based Examinations Centre for ACCA

In 2012, Johannesburg Polytechnic was officially registered as a limited company and accredited by MICT Seta to offer National Certificates and FET Certificates in Information Technology.

In 2013, the college became a CIMA Private Computer Based Examinations Centre and started offering examinations for CIMA at the CBA Centre.

Following tremendous growth in the number of students and the need to expand, the college acquired new premises on leasing basis at the ultra modern Rennie House in 2014

Currently Johannesburg Polytechnic is the trading name of Johannesburg Polytechnic Pty Limited a company incorporated under the companies Act in the Republic of South Africa, we offer a broad range of Professional Diplomas, certificates, skills programmes and basic NATED vocational levels that are comparable to those that are offered in South African public FET colleges. These programmes cover the education and training needs of the learners ranging from skills programmes, short courses through to full qualifications on the NQF. In all programmes areas, close links with industry, business and the wider community have been established.

Johannesburg Polytechnic is structured into two (2) departments, namely:

  • Business and Accountancy studies – ACCA, CIMA and CAT
  • Information and Technology studies- MICT Seta National Certificates, Further Education and Training Certificates, Diplomas, Pastel, Microsoft, Cisco

The programmes of Johannesburg Polytechnic, with their strong vocational orientation, contribute to the development of a workforce able to meet the challenging skills requirements of an economy undergoing significant approaches to education and training delivery, and on the access and participation of disadvantaged groups to skills creation programmes in areas of employment growth and need.