SA provides support services for all its students, and caters to students
from a variety of urban and rural situations.
Students are able to register at the Florida campus or at any of the 23
regional offices throughout the country. Quality study material produced
by Technikon SA's own Centre for Courseware Design and Development is sent
to the student by registered post.
All Technikon SA's courses are designed so that students can study on
their own. Contact sessions provide the opportunity to discuss work with
tutors and fellow students. Many students set up study groups with others
who live or work near them. The HELP programme has been specially designed
to assist first-year students.
In 1997 a peer counseling programme was also developed. Both of these
programmes provide support for students who study at a distance and need
assistance in coping with this medium of study.
The courses at Technikon SA are drawn up with specific careers in mind,
and are market-related. This means that business and industry play a large
role in the content of study programmes, gearing Technikon SA courses to
produce students who are ready for the job when they qualify.
Technikon education also goes hand-in-hand with work experience. Students
are required to gain first-hand experience of the practical skills they
will need on the job. And in order to assist unemployed students gain this
vital experience, Technikon SA has developed a programme to provide
The main campus of the Technikon is situated in Florida, but students are
able to obtain administrative support at any one of the regional offices.
Reference books and other resource materials are available at the Gold
Fields Library and Information Centre at the Florida campus, or at
libraries throughout the country.
Increasingly Technikon SA is making use of technology to assist in student
support, and in time to come this will include study material online.