Upcoming Short Courses At GetSmarter – April 2020


It’s never too late to study and better yourself! And with the national lockdown looming, it’s a great opportunity to get started on an online short course. GetSmarter online courses will broaden your horizons. So, if you’re looking to become a student (for the first time or yet again), be sure to check out their upcoming online courses for the month of April 2020. Happy studies!

Choose Your Faculty

Whether you’re fresh out of high school looking to pursue studies in a preferred field or simply want to improve your skill set and bulk up your CV, GetSmarter online courses are the way to go! And they offer a variety of courses across 15 different subjects, including Art & Design, Education, Business Management, Writing, Marketing, Health and Law, just to name a few. Once you have completed your course, you’ll be equipped with workplace-ready skills, recognised by top universities.

April 2020

Digital Photography online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 02 April 2020. Registration closes: 27 March 2020.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 10 weeks online, excluding orientation
  • Cost: R13 500

Always wanted to brush up on your photography skills and learn how to use a camera properly? Whether you plan to use photography in a personal or professional capacity, these skills are a valuable addition to your list of competencies. The 10 week Digital Photography online short course will introduce the features and functionalities of digital SLR cameras and teach how to use different settings for high-quality images. Students will also discover the principles of composition and learn basic photo-editing techniques.

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Feature Journalism online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 02 April 2020. Registration closes: 27 March 2020.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 10 weeks online, excluding orientation.
  • Cost: R11 900

This is your chance to stand out when it comes to your copywriting skills! With Get Smarter’s 10 week Feature Journalism online short course, you’ll learn how to research, write, and sell your features to various publications. Since the need for online content marketing and brand journalism is on the rise, it has fuelled the demand for professionals to produce quality content that is accurate, informative and generates readership. This course is a highly practical online course, and will focus on topics such as the development of feature stories, research methods and interview techniques. Students will also be taught essential content elements, including language, structure and editing methods.

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Accounting

  • Date: Course starts: 02 April 2020. Registration closes: 27 March 2020.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 9 weeks online
  • Cost: R14 500

Cover the accounting fundamentals and learn all you need to know to fulfill a supporting role in any accounts department. The success of any organisation relies on strong financial management. This accounting course will help students looking to enter the developing accounting sector, by teaching them to draft financial statements, budget, measure and evaluate financial performance.

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Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 06 April 2020. Registration closes: 31 March 2020.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 10 weeks online, excluding orientation.
  • Cost: R11 900

Since everything is going online, it’s becoming increasingly important to implement new online and optimisation strategies. To get this right, understanding search engine optimisation (SEO) to market your business is essential to supporting its online presence. The 10 week Search Engine Optimisation online short course will equip students with the skills to implement your own SEO tactics and strategies. Gain fundamental principles and practical skills to drive more traffic to websites through SEO-optimised content. Soon, you’ll offer in-demand SEO services to clients, and boost your own website’s ranking.

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Occupational Health and Safety

  • Date: Course starts: 06 April 2020. Registration closes: 31 March 2020.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 10 weeks online, excluding orientation
  • Cost: R13 500

By law, all companies in South Africa with more than 20 employees are required to have official health and safety measures in place. Many businesses often lack the knowledge and understanding of their legal responsibilities in safety management or are unsure where to begin. This course will help students learn the skills needed for managing occupational health and safety, which has become an important requirement for every business. Course topics include how to implement workplace safety management measures; manage OHS in your business and implement occupational health and safety training among staff.

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Events Management online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 06 April 2020. Registration closes: 31 March 2020.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 10 weeks online, excluding orientation.
  • Cost: R14 500

The ability to run and manage memorable events is a sought-after skill. A career in Events Management can be especially rewarding, but requires a solid understanding of the latest concepts, principles and practices. The 10 week Events Management online short course takes students on a holistic view of event planning. Guided by industry professionals, learn how to pitch an event, manage suppliers, set a budget and implement marketing strategies using the various platforms.

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Graphic Design online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 20 April 2020. Registration closes: 14 April 2020.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 10 weeks online, excluding orientation.
  • Cost: R13 900

Most organisations will require a graphic designer at some point. Graphic designers play an integral role in enhancing a brand’s visual presence. This 10 week Graphic Design online short course will provide students with the technical skills and creative knowledge to start a career in this profession. Students will learn how to use *Adobe Illustrator, work with digital images and choose effective typefaces to create compelling content for both print and web platforms.

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Public Management and Governance online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 27 April 2020. Registration closes: 21 April 2020.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 8 weeks online, excluding orientation.
  • Cost: R12 900

The 8 week Public Management and Governance online short course is practical and will address the need for ethics training while teaching theory and skills essential to impactful government service. Learn to lead teams and effectively manage situations unique to the context of the public sector. Develop policy and evaluation expertise, explore real-world case studies and practical applications, while networking with a cohort of peers.

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Sales Management online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 30 April 2020. Registration closes: 24 April 2020.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 9 weeks online, excluding orientation.
  • Cost: R14 500

Sales management is a vital business function. The 9 week Sales Management online short course aims to prepare you for success, designed to teach skills that are both relevant and practical, so you can enhance your ability to build, train, motivate and assess a sales team. Learn how to perform cost analyses, select appropriate customer relationship management systems, identify pricing strategies and measure the business impact of your operations.

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Social Media Marketing online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 30 April 2020. Registration closes: 24 April 2020.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 8 weeks online, excluding orientation.
  • Cost: R13 500

Social media has transformed the way businesses communicate with their customers. Social channels are now recognised as key marketing tools, and thus need a sound strategy in order to use these platforms. The 8-week Social Media Marketing online short course will introduce you to the South African social media marketing landscape and teach you the key principles and practical tools to boost your company’s social presence. You’ll learn how to manage a social media community, use of social channels to drive sales and also generate leads.

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For More Information

For more information about GetSmarter and their courses, visit www.getsmarter.com. You can also contact them on info@getsmarter.com or 021 447 7565.

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