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Study online through IIE Distance | Your education, your way
Over the years, education has evolved, transitioning from traditional face-to-face learning to a blend of both and now to fully online learning. Few institutions offer the best of both worlds, and IIE Rosebank College is one of them. 8 Jul 2024 Read more

Full circle: Veteran realises lifelong dream at IIE Rosebank College
After serving his country with dedication and pride, many would expect Mbulelo Ketye, 68 years old, a military veteran, to retire quietly, perhaps indulging in hobbies or relaxing with family. However, Mbulelo’s retirement began with a new chapter filled with academic pursuits and personal fulfilment. 13 Jun 2024 Read more

ADvTECH and The IIE stand ready to support Educor students
ADvTECH, Africa’s leading private education provider, has pledged its support to Educor students left in the lurch after the college group was deregistered this week. 5 Apr 2024 Read more

The future has options: Congratulations to the matric class of 2023!
As the sun sets on the academic journey of the matric class of 2023, a new dawn rises, bringing with it a myriad of possibilities and opportunities. The future has options, and at the forefront of educational excellence stands IIE Rosebank College, a distinguished brand of the Institute of Education (The IIE). Embracing the spirit of limitless potential, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to the graduating class of 2023 while inviting you to explore the diverse educational pathways we offer. 26 Jan 2024 Read more

No need for a gap year: Kick start your career with a higher certificate from IIE Rosebank College
In a world that never stops evolving, the concept of a gap year may seem like a pause button in a fast-forward society. IIE Rosebank College, an educational brand of the Independent Institute of Education (IIE) understands the urgency of your aspirations, and we a compelling alternative: Start your future with a higher certificate and kick start your career without delay. 24 Jan 2024 Read more

Working and studying in Bloemfontein
The transport and logistics industry feeds into many other sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, retail and more - ensuring goods are available as and when needed. Logistics entails efficiently managing and moving goods and services from the point of origin to the consumer. Without the logistics industry and professionals, the supply and demand, economic principle cannot be fulfilled. 16 Jan 2023 Read more

Standout with The IIE Postgraduate Diploma available at IIE Rosebank College in 2023
Why not spend 2023 working towards your postgraduate diploma? IIE Rosebank College, a brand of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), is proud to announce a first in 2023 - the IIE Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business is now open for 2023 application at IIE Rosebank College. 9 Jan 2023 Read more

Celebrating women in the ICT sector
The past two years have seen growth in digital transactions with the increase in online shopping and online learning. With this came an increase in cybercrime. Trend Micro's Biannual Cyber Security Report finds that South Africa ranks in the Top 30 countries most vulnerable to malware attacks, making it a playground for cyber security criminals. With every challenge comes the opportunity to provide a solution. This has created increased demand for IT related processionals and an increase in budget related to cyber security for most companies. This presents more opportunities for individuals with an accredited IT related qualification. 14 Dec 2022 Read more

Tips on finding accommodation for college
Completing matric is one of the most significant milestones in one's life, just like moving away from home in pursuit of greener pastures. Once you have completed matric, there are several things you need to consider when choosing an accommodation provider. Consider your interests and needs, upfront and monthly costs; safety, proximity to campus, proximity to shopping outlets, proximity to health services and transport services around the provider. 7 Nov 2022 Read more

End 2022 strong
October 2022. You started the race off fast, and now it is time to maintain the momentum and ensure you ace your studies. Every semester counts and should contribute to the successful completion of your qualification. 13 Oct 2022 Read more

Assess your spending habits to reach your saving goals
We are living in tough economic times, and every cent counts. Rainy days are inevitable, but you can prepare for them. Get in the habit of tracking your spending, creating a budget, and understanding your cash flow. Saving money is a commitment, one that starts with you. Here are a few hacks to stretch your money further. 6 Oct 2022 Read more

Making the most of Orientation Week
There are a few milestones in one's life, and starting tertiary student life is one of them. IIE Rosebank College's Orientation Week (O-Week) will take place between the 21 and 25 February at all campuses. Our campuses are ready for the 2022 academic year and all our staff have prepared accordingly. We are excited to meet our new cohort of students and welcome our returning students, back on campus. 22 Feb 2022 Read more

Introducing the IIE Diploma in Digital Marketing at IIE Rosebank College
The world is online and social. According to stats released in early 2022, there are over 4.5 billion active social media users globally - active, meaning users that frequently use social media platforms. Over half of the total world population, 58%, is on social media. These numbers make sense, given the number of statuses and video uploads on platforms such as TikTok. It is reported that, on average, most active social media users spend two and a half hours on social media daily. 9 Feb 2022 Read more

Holidays hacks during a pandemic
December 2021. The world has changed, and so has the way we spend our holidays. It is the season to sit back, relax and reconnect with your loved ones. While it is essential to make time for the people you couldn't see during the year due to the different shifts caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is vital to make time for yourself. We all need to reflect and invest time in self-care and set new goals for the new year. Below are some tips for how you can invest your time during the festive season. 17 Dec 2021 Read more

Kickstart your career with a higher certificate: The benefits of pathways
At times we may have to start from the bottom and progress to where we want to go; the same applies to education. Many institutions offer different qualifications to enable students to access higher education and move to higher-level qualifications to achieve their career or life goals. Education has become a lifelong requirement as the world is so dynamic. To keep up with this fast-paced environment, one needs to keep learning to remain empowered and relevant. 12 Oct 2021 Read more

Mastering working from home
The Covid-19 global pandemic has caused a shift in the workplace. This new shift will most likely become the norm for professionals and organisations globally. An international study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that over 53% of South Africans would prefer to work from home at least occasionally, post the pandemic. South Africans have embraced remote work. The study found that 44% of South Africans would prefer to work from home permanently while the global average was 24%. This may be understandable given the amount of time spent stuck in traffic and the ever-increasing fuel price. 9 Sep 2021 Read more

IIE Rosebank College creatives: Ndingoho Reedani
There is a lot that no one tells you about life after graduating that your plans may not be picture perfect. Delays and disappointments are a part of life. However, this does not mean that you can't pursue your dreams or fulfil your purpose. Just like Ndingoho Reedani, an IIE graduate from Rosebank College, the universe might have a different plan for you. Ndingoho tells us more about how she faced and embraced life after graduating, and her blossoming business ventures. 30 Aug 2021 Read more

Moments that make us pause
If you Google moments that are milestones in one's life, you may find events like starting your first job, giving birth, wedding, divorce, death, a disability or a life-threatening illness. For an educational institution like IIE Rosebank College, graduation is one of the most significant milestones. 6 Aug 2021 Read more

The difference between blended and online learning
The world is evolving, and so is the way education is delivered. The past year has exposed us to different ways of learning, engaging, and collaborating. Traditionally, we studied face-to-face, then online, and now the combination of online and face-to-face learning, known as blended learning. 29 Jul 2021 Read more

Keep the momentum: Surviving your first year
June 2021. Momentum is the ability to keep going, which is, in essence, what tertiary life should be. The ability to keep your momentum will be the difference between completing your qualification successfully or dropping out. 24 Jun 2021 Read more

Safety on campus: Someone should always know your whereabouts
If you are a movie fan, you will know the heart-wrenching movie called 127 Hours. 127 Hours stars James Franco and is a 2010 biographical film directed by Danny Boyle. While the movie is a little over a decade old, the lesson remains the same - it is essential to let someone know where you are going. 27 May 2021 Read more

First-year success during a pandemic
March 2021 marked exactly a year since South Africa's first coronavirus case. This pandemic will go down in history as one of the most challenging times in some people's lifetimes. Starting your first year of tertiary amid a pandemic is challenging as you are most likely to miss out on some of the long-awaited tertiary events such as the freshers' welcome party and more. Everything we took for granted is now even more important such as, hugging your new friends and chatting over a cup of coffee in the cafeteria with your peers. We cannot change the current situation, but we can make it manageable with a few hacks to help you get through the year with ease. 31 Mar 2021 Read more

Work, study and live: Finding balance
We live online, or do we? We at IIE Rosebank College believe that we live in a blended state, encompassing both offline and online activities - between that is finding time to live. Time to rest and enjoy all the things one loves doing is still valuable, more so than ever. Family and 'me' time are needed; the trick is finding balance. 11 Mar 2021 Read more

Teaching and learning in the new norm
Online learning has fantastic benefits for learners and educators. On 5 October each year, we celebrate World Teachers Day. Being an education provider ourselves, we witness the sweat and tears that teaching staff invest in their students daily. The passion for empowering and the vision to see students succeed beyond the classroom is what our educators strive for. 12 Feb 2021 Read more

Tips from a distance learning graduate
Online learning is the new norm. We at IIE Rosebank College have long embraced online and blended learning, launching our first blended learning campus in Polokwane in 2015. We now have four blended learning campuses in Bloemfontein, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth, and Pietermaritzburg. We have recently increased the IIE Online Learning offering to give students a choice of eight IIE qualifications. Students can now choose to study an accredited IIE degree, diploma, or higher certificate online. 3 Feb 2021 Read more

Make your new year resolutions stick
We know that most people make New Year's resolutions, which are often the same as the previous year's, e.g. eating healthy or saving money. These often become a challenge to see through, as the year progresses. January, February pass and by March you are only keeping up with one if any. You start to get that feeling when you can no longer get out of bed for your morning run, and you start knocking off later from work to avoid the afternoon run. 27 Jan 2021 Read more

IIE Rosebank College creatives - through Amogelang's lens
Starting a business and building a brand from scratch with limited resources and no guarantee that your dreams will take off, is risky. It is said that almost 50% of businesses will fail in their first two years of operation. That did not deter Amogelang Maluleka, an IIE graduate from Rosebank College from seeing his vision through. Amogelang is the proud founder of Lux Photography. He is a go-getter who believed in his dream of becoming a photographer. 15 Dec 2020 Read more

Virtual interview tips
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought both challenges and opportunities. Staying home means living and working from home. For some, it could also mean interviewing from home. Technology has empowered us to carry on, even though the world has slowed down. 26 Nov 2020 Read more

Getting and staying employable in the media industry
Media, what a world - exciting, interesting and glamorous! Media can be all these things if you have the grit and the endurance to follow through. Media is still a popular study option for many - with courses like marketing, social media, journalism and public relations still seeing significant growth year-on-year. These courses have evolved over the years to cater to the dynamic nature of the industry. It remains, however, a craft that requires hard work and passion. 12 Nov 2020 Read more

Why not try a career in logistics and supply chain management?
At the IIE's Rosebank College, we believe in changing lives and empowering South Africans in every industry because every industry has a role to play in our society. Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of the movement of goods and services, with some logistics companies making moves during this time to ensure that we receive our goods on time and intact. 5 Nov 2020 Read more

Interview tips for graduates
Looking for a job is not an easy task. Interviews are challenging for both the interviewee and interviewer. From the interviewee's point of view, the challenge is showcasing one's talents and personality. The interviewer is grappling with which questions to ask the candidate to see past the nerves. Ultimately both parties are looking for an alignment of values, energy and vision. 16 Oct 2020 Read more

Collaborating to empower Youth - IIE Rosebank College and Isipho Admin
IIE Rosebank College and Isipho Admin have collaborated to empower South African youth. We believe our vision of changing lives and theirs' of improving lives by providing entry into the Executive Assistant profession, is a definite recipe for success. 8 Oct 2020 Read more

Women in IT
Diversity is vital in the workplace. It has various benefits for both the individual and the organisation. If you are looking to go into the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, here are some tips to help you do so successfully. It is essential to do your research and choose a qualification that suits your plans and abilities. Information Technology (IT) has long been a career that is popular among males, we have, however, seen a slight change - with more and more females studying towards a qualification in this sector. 16 Sep 2020 Read more

Women in wellness, changing lives one student at a time
Life has changed in ways that we could never have imagined - from daily routines to the way we socialise and communicate. Adapting to change, in a short period, can affect one's mental health. Now, more than ever, it is essential to look after your mental health to ensure that you step out of lockdown stronger than before. 9 Sep 2020 Read more

Entrepreneurship, friendship and endurance - A media company post-Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about massive shifts both locally and internationally, for all media owners. The new normal, as it is termed, means that creativity, agility and adaptability should be at the forefront for businesses as well as individuals who are looking to get employed. 27 Aug 2020 Read more

Young entrepreneurs and life post-Covid-19
Zanele Zulu, an IIE Rosebank College alumni, has a fighting spirit and her passion for life and getting things done, always inspires. She is also an entrepreneur who will have to pick up and move past the Covid-19 pandemic. She shares some insights on how she will take her business forward. 14 Aug 2020 Read more

Online learning, our new norm
Up until a few months ago, learning online was a choice. An individual could choose to study full-time, part-time, online or choose a combination of online and face-to-face, also known as blended learning. The Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated the move to online teaching and learning, which brings with it a world of opportunities and challenges. 30 Jul 2020 Read more

Three saving hacks for higher education
Saving is a lifestyle choice. Like most things, saving takes practice and discipline. The Savings Institute of South Africa has designated July on the South African calendar as "Savings Month", to promote a culture of saving in South Africa. 15 Jul 2020 Read more

Running a business and studying, Zanele Zulu's inspiring story
Zanele Zulu (24), is an IIE Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practices and an IIE Bachelor of Business Administration graduate. Zulu is a passionate entrepreneur who is determined to make it against all the odds. She is intentional about her craft and firmly believes that no matter how good you are as an entrepreneur, you need to have some formal training to perfect your craft and elevate your business. 17 Jun 2020 Read more

Online learning decoded
With the rapid change in technology, online learning is a feasible option. There is no doubt that online education will be a game-changer for generations to come. 10 Jun 2020 Read more

Managing matric in a time of turmoil
For the majority or learners, matric is the most challenging year of their school careers - even under normal circumstances. The current circumstances facing the class of 2020 are unprecedented and have caused massive upheaval and uncertainty on top of the challenges they would ordinarily have faced. Even so, there are ways learners can adjust and respond to ensure they still make a success of the year, an education expert says. 30 Apr 2020 Read more

Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020
As the world continues to change around us, so does the need to keep up. No matter what stage of life you are in, learning never ends. 23 Jan 2020 Read more

How to find out if your tertiary institution is accredited
Are you still deciding on a tertiary institution for 2020? Make sure you check whether your institution is accredited, before you register and pay any fees. Failure to do so could ultimately result in you applying at a fly-by-night which will cost you money without obtaining a valid qualification to secure employment. 14 Jan 2020 Read more

Fun things to do in Cape Town
Cape Town, also known as The Mother City, is known globally for its natural beauty and rich history. This is South Africa's legislative capital, a coastal city in the Western Cape and now the new home of Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). 26 Nov 2019 Read more

Shaun Moleea, RC Alumnus and founder of Socioolite Travel & Tours
We recently caught up with Shaun Moleea an RC Alumnus to learn more about his business - Socioolite Travel & Tours which he started in 2015. Shaun graduated with an IIE Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management qualification from Rosebank College in 2016. Shaun went from graduate to entrepreneur, and in our interview, he shared how he got started and what it's like running a travel business. 26 Nov 2019 Read more

Fun things to do in Port Elizabeth
If you are looking to explore South Africa then make sure to visit Port Elizabeth, a city on Algoa Bay in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province. 24 Oct 2019 Read more

IIE Rosebank College opens a new blended learning campus in Port Elizabeth
IIE Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), will open its first campus in the Eastern Cape, extending the brand's footprint to six of the nine provinces in South Africa. Situated at 3 Rink Street is IIE Rosebank College's Port Elizabeth campus. This is the brand's fourth blended learning campus, after Polokwane, Pietermaritzburg and Bloemfontein and ninth campus overall. 20 Sep 2019 Read more

IIE Rosebank College opens a new campus in Cape Town
Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), has officially opened the doors to its new campus in Cape Town. Situated at 13 Buitengracht Street, the new campus brings the number of IIE Rosebank College campuses across the country to nine. 19 Sep 2019 Read more

The significance of Nelson Mandela Day?
Nelson Mandela Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on Mandela's birthday, 18 July. The day was officially declared as Mandela Day by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held in 2010. 19 Jul 2019 Read more

What makes IIE Rosebank College cool?
Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), was once again voted the coolest college in South Africa at the 15th Sunday Times Next Gen Awards, hosted in Sandton on 13 June 2019. This is the third consecutive year that IIE Rosebank College has maintained the top position in the survey conducted by HDI Youth Consultancy, which polls South African youths between the ages of 8 and 23 on what they find on-trend and aspirational. 25 Jun 2019 Read more

What is your personal brand?
Have you ever wondered what people say about you when you are not there? According to Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, "Your brand is what people are saying about you when you are not in the room." Some people cringe at the thought of what may be said, but did you know you have the power to influence these perceptions, simply by building your personal brand? 27 May 2019 Read more

University Open Days: Look beyond banners and balloons to make the best choice
In coming weeks, public universities and private institutions across South Africa will host a series of Open Days - events meant to showcase their offering to prospective students from the Matric Class of 2019. An education expert says it is essential that learners intending to study next year attend as many Open Days as possible to ensure they make an informed study choice, but more than that, they need to go with a strategy in hand to ensure they look beneath the surface to understand what their likely experience may be at a particular institution or campus. 23 Apr 2019 Read more

What is the BAC and what does it mean for our IIE students?
For over 30 years The British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education (BAC) has been responsible for setting standards within the independent further and higher education sector. Its accreditation is held by hundreds of colleges and training providers in the UK and all over the world. Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) is also accredited by the BAC, which means that IIE Rosebank College is part of a growing respected global network. 8 Apr 2019 Read more

Q&A with Thembeka Sibanyoni
When Thembeka Sibanyoni (28) completed her IIE IT qualification from IIE Rosebank College in 2011, she had no idea what the future had in store for her. Now a successful entrepreneur, mother and wife, Thembeka is an example of how pursuing your passion leads to unimaginable gains. "My goal is to educate people about cooking and make them realise that even they can become the chef of their own kitchen." Thembeka also aims to show how normal day-to-day ingredients when put together creatively, can produce tasty, good looking dishes. 8 Apr 2019 Read more

IIE distance, online learning at Rosebank College
Studying through distance allows you the flexibility to upskill yourself and do other things such as work, it is worth mentioning that textbooks for those studying IIE distance/online qualifications are included. We all know how expensive is can be to purchase study material, we have therefore included textbooks in your distance learning tuition fees. Click here to view IIE distance qualifications. 18 Feb 2019 Read more

Registrations still accepted for 2019 at IIE Rosebank College
Don't let registration period pass you by. You can still apply and register to study at IIE Rosebank College in 2019, but the clock is ticking! 15 Feb 2019 Read more

Is your tertiary institution accredited?
Students all over the country have been warned not to fall prey to fly-by-night or unaccredited higher education institutions during this registration period. Failing to check whether your institution of your choice is registered could cost you loads of money without actually obtaining a valid qualification that will secure employment. 14 Jan 2019 Read more

Tips for graduates looking for employment
While South Africa is experiencing growth in its graduate labour force, graduate unemployment is rising with the overall unemployment rate. 26 Nov 2018 Read more

Public university or private? How to choose the right institution for you
There have been many developments in the higher education sector in past decades, notably a rise in the number of institutions from which prospective students can choose when considering their further education. Along with the increase in public universities, there has also been substantial growth in the private higher education sector. 17 Sep 2018 Read more