FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Yes, Atvance Academy is registered with their primary SETA – MICT SETA.  All the training courses which they offered are also accredited through the respective SETA (training body).

Atvance is a 51% black owned, level 2 B-BBEE and SAQA-accredited company.

We offer the following courses:

  • Project Support Service: National Certificate (NQF3)
  • Wholesale and Retail Operations: National Certificate (NQF2)
  • Information Technology- Technical Support-FET Certificate, (NQF 4)
  • New Venture Creations: National Certificate, (NQF 2)
  • Contact Centre Support: National Certificate (NQF 2)
  • Business Administration Services: National Certificate, (NQF 3)
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Environment: National Certificate (NQF2)
  • Environmental Practice: National Certificate (NQF2)

Please visit the study page for more information: https://atvance-academy.co.za/study/

  • You must have a certified copy of your South African ID, be between the age of 18 to 27, be unemployed for the duration of the study and have a certified copy of your highest qualification.
  • Please visit the study page for more information: https://atvance-academy.co.za/study/
  • Atvance Academy has campuses across all provinces in South Africa. Please visit the Study page and fill out the contact form and one of our representatives will get back to you with the location of the nearest campus within your area.
  • Please visit the study page for more information: https://atvance-academy.co.za/study/

As the courses offered by Atvance Academy are SETA – accredited, they take 12 months to complete. During these 12 months, the student will receive both theoretical training and simulated practical experience.

  • No, the student will not be receiving any remuneration / stipend for the duration of the training programme.
  • Your Sponsor funds the training programme through Atvance Academy. Academy provides the students with SETA-accredited training for “free”, i.e. the student will not incur any financial cost.
  • To ensure that Atvance Academy maintains the quantity of the training provided to the students, the sponsored funds are used to pay towards their education (course material, moderation, facilitation, facilitator, logistics, administrative support staff), thus assisting the student in acquiring the qualification.

As our courses are SETA-accredited the student will receive both theoretical training and practical experience within the duration of the course. Therefore, upon completing the course, the student will have gained sufficient practical experience.

Yes, if the student has completed and submitted all POE’s and Assignments after the 12-months period of studying with us, they will be eligible to graduate.

  • For students who require the R350 relief fund, the student can resign for their studies at Atvance Academy and terminated on the sponsor payroll, Atvance Academy will then issue the student with an UI19 certificate & letter. The student cannot study with Atvance Academy for the remainder of their academic year.
  • The second choice is what we propose to students: Students receive Free Education but there is a sponsor that finances the fees / training for the students and therefore the student cannot claim UIF during the training period.
  • A qualification in the course which you are going to facilitate.
  • ETDP (Facilitator) certificate to allow you to be the facilitator.
  • Preferably a South African ID or in specific circumstances, a foreign ID with a valid work permit.

Please send us your CV and qualifications to academy@atvance.co.za, stating that you are applying to become a Facilitator or Coordinator.

Atvance Academy offers Skills Development courses that are accredited with the relevant SETAs. We offer these 1-year courses under the Employment Tax Incentive initiative and therefore cannot offer Learnerships.

We do not offer online classes. All our students need to physically attend classes at their respective campus.

Please call us at: 0800 172 913 or send us an email to academy@atvance.co.za

REGISTRATIONS

Each campus must have a minimum of 300 students and after we have reached that target, then we will open a campus.  Therefore, if you would like the campus in your area sooner, then spread the word and encourage your friends to enrol.

You will only receive an SMS once the registration process is completed.

You can register without a Matric – we will require a certified copy of your highest qualification. We require a minimum of Grade 9 to enrol into our NQF level 2 courses.

No, you need remain unemployed for the duration of the training.

No, you need to be enrolled only with Atvance Academy for the duration of training with us.

Yes, please send an email to academy@atvance.co.za and we will assist with your application process.

AGE LIMIT

We only take South African citizens between the age of 18 to 27 according to Employment Tax Initiative (ETI) programme. In 2020 the birth year range is 1993 to 2008.

COURSES

A student will study one course at a time and once completed, may enrol for a second course.

Atvance Academy along with the regional coordinators select the courses to be presented in a certain area based upon numerous factors including but not limited to the availability of certain resources in an area, facilitators skills/qualification, demand for the specific qualifications in a particular area as well as interested showed during the recruitment process.  Atvance Academy hopes to accommodate all students in the area.  Therefore, if there is sufficient demand (student and industry-demand) then Atvance Academy will either open an additional campus in the area to offer another course or run one of our qualifications in the next 12-month period.

You are contractually obligated to notify Atvance Academy that you have taken up employment and will no longer be continuing with the course for which you enrolled.

  • The primary difference between the Senior and Junior HSE Officer is the amount of on-the-job experience and training.
  • Should it be for a construction site, the HSE officer needs to be registered with the SACPCMP, (based upon their criteria) and the junior person may be in training “shadowing” and registered as a candidate H&S officer while undertaking activities under the senior person’s direct mentorship / guidance.
  • The ultimate responsibility will still be with the senior OHS Officer.
  • Both persons fulfil an advisory role.

CAMPUSES

We are still in the process of opening new campuses in those two regions and we will be communicating shortly once we open new campuses.

Please query with your Facilitator regarding the possibility of completing your studies in another location.

  • All facilitators will be part of a COVID 19 Health and Safety induction.
  • Facilitators will be supplied with a sanitizer for students to use when they come to campus as well as general sanitizing of the class/campus.
  • Facilitators will have to fumigate the classroom before the first use and maintain a clean and sterile environment going forward.
  • All students entering the premises will be required to wear a face mask.
  • Daily screening of students will be done, and record of all screenings will be kept on file.
  • Social distancing of at least 1.5m will be implemented.
  • Student numbers will be limited to comply with regulations.
  • Where a school is used as a venue, all possible steps will be taken to keep the students away from the children.
  • Students will be divided into WhatsApp groups. Each group will be having a timeframe in which they will be allowed to visit the campus for collections or attendance.

GRADUATIONS

We know you have been eager to hear about graduations however we regret to inform you that due to the COVID-19 Governmental Directive on the restriction of gathering to a maximum of 50 people, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Atvance Academy graduations. All certificates for the 2019-2020 academic year will be dispatched to the facilitator at your campus. All students will be notified of the date to collect their certificates directly from the campus.

This is very unfortunate, but we do always need to ensure the safety of all our students and Atvance Academy staff.

All certificates will be printed out and delivered to the Facilitators on campus. Please contact your facilitator for any further enquiries.

Yes, the student will still be eligible for graduation.  The student should contact the facilitator for more information on when the graduations will take place.

The student will receive an attendance certificate if they did not complete all their assignments.

ASSIGNMENTS & POE’S

Unfortunately, due to the Presidential Directive which imposed a national lockdown for 21 days, our printers could not print or deliver the study material to the campuses for the duration of the lockdown.  However, as per the Minister of Higher Education  and the Government Gazette No 43486 Vol 660 Issued on 29 June 2020 for the resumption of certain academic activities, Level 3 Lockdown, post-school education will be allowed to continue under Level 3 lockdown, with a maximum of 33% of students allowed to return to campuses & delivery sites. Please be advised that study material has been supplied from the month of July.  Please contact your facilitator for more information about specific campuses.

Please be in contact with your Facilitator regarding receiving all the assignments which were outstanding / due during lockdown.  Arrangements have been made with the facilitators to ensure that the students receive their study material to obtain their qualification.

The COVID-19 protocols will allow either distribution/collection of study material or the resumption of classes for others. Please contact your facilitator for more information about specific campuses.

COORDINATORS & FACILITATORS

Students should report such problems on Facebook and Head Office on the toll-free number: 0800 172 913. Head Office will be in contact with both the student and the facilitator to ensure that all problems are properly addressed.