Reaping academic rewards

“So, what do you want to be when you grow up?”

It’s the question that could end up defining your entire life. Now, when you’re just shy of eighteen years old your ‘entire life’ seems to span decades in front of you, looming ominously ahead while everyone waits for you to make your mind up. Some have their professions cut and dried when they start high school, while others take a little longer to find their life’s calling. This is where The Graduate Academy comes in – the ease of tertiary education right here in

The Graduate Academy, situated in The Business Park, is a branch of the Academy in Benoni, JHB and employs the same trusted education methods. “It’s a fantastic alternative for those who either cannot get to the tertiary facilities in Durban, or those who prefer smaller classes than larger universities. It is also a far more affordable option,” said principal Diane Cochran.

Tuition is undertaken in two semesters and currently nine lecturers give personal attention to students. Fun student outings are organised every semester. The Graduate Academy has been running for the past 15 years with the Ballito
campus being established in 2013, now in its third year. The Graduate Academy is experienced in providing tuition for several IMM Graduate School programmes and UNISA certificates, degrees and diplomas, including LLB (Law), B.Com Accounting Science and the Bachelor of Education.

“The Graduate Academy is ideal for student’s studying towards their tertiary qualifications and who wish to experience campus life whilst attending lectures in a smaller relaxed environment. We are a full time tuition campus but also offer part time, evening and weekend lectures. We are flexible in our offering to cater for a variety of different student needs.” Booster classes are another unique feature of The Graduate Academy. “Before examinations, we arrange a longer session that covers all the course material. It helps with that final push before
you write.” Other services offered by The Graduate Academy include online student assistance, corporate training and one-on-one tutor sessions.“We want people to be aware of the fact that there is an option for tertiary education right here, in Ballito and our growth is a testament to this.”

Student Testimonial

-TGA has been absolutely phenomenal in helping me transition from secondary education to tertiary education, which is a big jump. They have incredible staff who are always willing to assist me and make me feel like I’m a part of a family. With TGA, I’m not just another student number but a valued student. Their smaller classes have helped me develop tremendously as an individual and turned my weaknesses into strengths. It is easier to ask questions and get the attention I need!
Deveshni Kullen (IMM GSM BBA Marketing Student)

For more info please contact: Diane Cochran. Tel: 032 586 3804 or Email:

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