The Independent Institute of Education

Throughout this site and all our communication, you will see reference to The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). So who is The IIE and why are we important?

The Independent Institute of Education is South Africa’s largest registered and accredited private provider of higher education. Varsity College, a brand of The IIE, leads in the provision of these exciting learning initiatives of The IIE. The IE is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education provider, has more than 57 qualifications accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee and is a subsidiary of ADvTECH Ltd, a public company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. This scale and status assures our leading position in higher education.

Working with the academics and the rest of the team at the brands The IIE’s Central Academic Team assures the quality of the work done by all of the brands and manages the curriculum, its assessment and all certification. A governance structure which includes a Senate, Teaching and Learning Committee and Faculty Boards oversees the development and implementation of academic policies which enables the exceptional quality of the learning experiences on campus and on line.

The quality assurance system includes peer reviews of lecturers and tutors, programme reviews involving academics and people from industry and a range of student success and graduate tracking projects. To view our website click here.

ETHICS HOTLINE:

The ethics hotline is a platform where you can report any activity which you have reasonable suspicion could undermine the safety of the teaching and learning environment or the integrity and reputation of our qualifications. This could then include cheating in assessments or assessment leaks, pressure from anyone to carry out any activity in exchange for a favour including but not limited to succeeding in an assessment or module; sale or trading of illegal substances; intimidation; harassment, dishonesty, theft or fraud.

The Business School

The Business School at Varsity College offers ambitious working adults the opportunity to build on their skills with convenient part-time study. You can choose from a variety of world class programmes, that won’t impact on your work hours.


Our aim is to provide a vibrant, fulfilling experience for students. And to ensure their return to a formal learning environment is as undaunting as possible. We offer a high standard of education, with high quality educators and hand-picked partners.

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