Short Certificate Courses

As the official Centre for Part Time studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Wits Plus offers a range of short courses and certificate programmes.

These qualifications are ideal for the mature working person who wants to acquire new skills and knowledge, advance their career or even make a career change.

All courses are offered on a part time basis by attending evening and/or Saturday classes. Participants attend class once or twice a week (depending on the course). 

Most courses run over 12 weeks (one two-hour lecture a week) with a revision session in the 13th week and a final assessment in the 14th week.

Wits Plus also offers one year (full year) courses. These courses only commence at the beginning of the year.

We believe our methods offer students time to absorb and apply material learned in class so that deep level learning is achieved and the course becomes an asset to any individual’s life.

We offer selected short courses in the 2nd semester of every year of which the application period will be open from March - May.

Please click here for a summary of courses that is available during 2015.


Applications for the 1st Semester 2015 have closed.  Mid-year intake applications will open on 9 March 2015.