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Company Overview

The Academic College was established to address the dire training need within the Hospitality Industry; to provide a competent and skilled workforce. Our qualifications are split between classroom theory & practical work experience.

A large number of learners who have successfully completed their studies, are currently employed by the Premier Hotels & Resorts group.

Our Vision and Mission Statement:


To be a world class institution, developing and providing innovative leaders, skills and knowledge for the Eastern Cape and South Africa.


To be the leading institute in South Africa focusing on Hospitality and developing management for the industry, by applying a unique combination of academic and experiential training.

Our Competitive Advantage

Our key strengths and strategic focus includes:

  • Viable future through synergistic partnerships and Affiliates
  • We offer our learners immediate practical placement at Premier Hotels & Resorts properties within East London.
  • We are strategically positioned near all the major hotels in East London
  • We have a national pool of expertise in various fields, which provides the potential to vastly increase our resources.

Our Products and Service Methodology:

  • Quality, accredited training and certification
  • Experiential training at East London's top hotels
  • Practical experience during training ensures highly competent and experienced graduates
  • Development and tailor-making of courses

Accreditation Status:

We are an accredited training institution of Cathsseta. Accreditation number: 613/P/000059/2006

About Cathsseta:

  • CATHSSETA is the Sectoral Education and Training Authority (SETA) established for the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport sector.
  • A SETA's main function is to contribute to the raising of skills within that sector. This is done by ensuring that people learn skills that are needed by employers and communities. Training and skills development is not just for young people starting their first jobs or the unemployed. The skills of people already in jobs must also be enhanced.
  • The Seta ensures that Training must be to agreed standards, within a national framework whenever possible.
  • For more information on Cathsseta, visit www.cathsseta.org.za


  • We are an Accredited training institution
  • We provide real-time Workplace Experience immediately
  • Practical workplace experience is gained at any of the following Premier properties in the Eastern Cape:
    • Premier Hotel King David
    • Premier Hotel Regent
    • Premier Hotel EL ICC
    • East London International Convention Centre
    • Mpongo Private Game Reserve
  • A large number of learners who have successfully completed their studies, are currently employed by the Premier Hotels & Resorts group.

At Academic College South Africa, we are passionate about:

  • People and their ability to transform themselves,
  • Continuously innovating and improving our products and services;
  • Demonstrating the link between people, productivity and performance;
  • Showing integrity in everything we do

BEE Status

Academic College South-Africa is a Level Four BBBEE contributor.


  • Certificate in Managing Front Office Operations
  • Certificate in Managing Housekeeping Operations
  • Certificate in Food and Beverage Service
  • Certificate in Food Production Principles
  • Certificate in Planning & Control for F&B Operations


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