Upcoming Short Courses At GetSmarter - March & April 2021

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It's never too late to study and better yourself! Since we're spending more time at home (for our own safety and health), 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 once again), be sure to check out their upcoming online courses for the month of  March and April 2021. Happy studies!

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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.

To give you a bit of time to decide what course you would like to do and register, we have listed a few of their late March and April 2021 courses below. Since you're spending more time at home these days, why not make the most of this time learning something new and upskilling? Happy learning!

March 2021

Occupational Health and Safety online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 01 March 2021. Registration closes: 23 February 2021.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 10 weeks online, excluding orientation
  • Cost: R13 900

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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Social Media Marketing online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 25 March 2021. Registration closes: 19 March 2021.
  • 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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Property Management: Marketing, Contracts and Administration online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 29 March 2021. Registration closes: 23 March 2021.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 8 weeks online, excluding orientation
  • Cost: R13 500

Looking into learning how to rent property to earn a little bit of extra income and what to do it properly? Then be sure to take a look at GetSmarter UCT's 8-week Property Management online short course. During this educational and insightful course, you'll learn how to minimise costs and maximise rental income by taking control of the leasing and maintenance of a real estate portfolio. It will empower you to take on the role of property manager and teach you the key techniques and principles of the field, how to oversee the leasing process, the application of property marketing strategies, and how to use technology to make the task of managing property more efficient.

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April 2021

Construction Management online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 12 April 2021. Registration closes: 06 April 2021.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 8 weeks online, excluding orientation
  • Cost: R12 500

For something that's a little different than an everyday desk job, why not enroll in GetSmarter's UCT Construction Management online short course? With this course, you'll hone your ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise construction projects in the South African context. Once you have completed this course, you'll be equipped with the practical skills to navigate the day-to-day management of both large- and small-scale construction projects. You’ll confidently know how to handle client relationships and stakeholder needs, analyse health and safety risks, evaluate environmental considerations, and manage time and cost constraints.

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Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 12 April 2021. Registration closes: 06 April 2021.
  • 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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Events Management online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 12 April 2021. Registration closes: 06 April 2021.
  • 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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Teaching With Technology online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 15 April 2021. Registration closes: 09 April 2021.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 8 weeks online, excluding orientation
  • Cost: R9 900

Modern times calls for modern education. And with GetSmarter UCT's 8-week Teaching With Technology online short course, you'll learn how to incorporate technology into your classroom activities, lesson plans, and teaching strategies. Discover the history of technology as a teaching aid and develop the skill to initiate using technology in your teaching environment. The skills you'll acquire during this course will not only come in handy in your educational occupation, but also throughout your life.

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Digital Photography online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 15 April 2021. Registration closes: 09 April 2021.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 10 weeks online, excluding orientation
  • Cost: R9 900

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: 15 April 2021. Registration closes: 09 April 2021.
  • 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 fueled 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 online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 15 April 2021. Registration closes: 09 April 2021.
  • 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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Public Management and Governance online short course

  • Date: Course starts: 26 April 2021. Registration closes: 20 April 2021.
  • University: University of Cape Town
  • Length: 8 weeks online, excluding orientation.
  • Cost: R10 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: 29 April 2021. Registration closes: 23 April 2021.
  • 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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For More Information

For more information about GetSmarter and other courses they have available, visit www.getsmarter.com. You can also contact them on [email protected] or 021 447 7565.

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