Where Is Matric College?

Matric College has no physical classes, as all teaching is online. All courses offered at Matric College are offered only through distance learning. However, there are offices: 

  • Registration Office: 

4th Floor, Standard Plaza, 440 Hilda St, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0002

  • Academic Support Office: 

Peter Barlow & Mill Roads Unit MP12B, Mega Park, Bellville South, Cape Town, 7530

The registration office in Pretoria is for those who would like to register to study at Matric College. 

The academic support office in Cape Town is for existing students who need academic help or support. 

For contact details of both offices, you can visit the Matric College contact pageTo find answers to your questions, you can continue reading or visit the Matric College FAQ page.

Will I Get Textbooks?

Yes, you will receive textbooks from Matric College, which will cover your subject content in full. 

How Do I Choose My Subjects?

There are Course Experts at Matric College who will help you to choose your subjects. It is unnecessary to take difficult subjects if you will not need them later, so the Course Experts are there to guide you. 

Do I Need A Computer And Internet Access (Data)?

You do not need data to be able to access your course material. You will need a device, and you can use a computer, laptop, tablet, or cell phone. If you do not have these, there are public computers that you can use in places such as internet cafés and libraries. 

All of your assignments will be submitted through emails, and some courses will not require you to write a final exam.

What Do I Need To Study?

You will need the following items for your courses: 

  • Textbooks
  • Old exam papers and answers
  • Exam pads (writing pads) 
  • Pens and pencils
  • Calculator 
  • One 192-page hard cover book for each subject

Which Of These Items Must I Buy Myself?

Of the list above, Matric College will provide you with your textbooks and course material, such as the study guides and sometimes answer books. Matric College also has free, downloadable resources such as past papers and memos. You can find these on their resources page

You will need to get for yourself: 

  • Exam pads (writing pads) 
  • Pens and pencils
  • Calculator 
  • One 192-page hard cover book for each subject

How Do I Get Registered For The Right Exam?

How you register for your exams will depend on which type of course you study. 

If you are studying an ICB course, you will apply for the course through the ICB Student Portal, then ICB MACCI. You will then complete the Portfolio of Evidence, and then you can register for the exams, where you will be able to choose which exam sitting you would lille to write in. 

If you are studying a NATED course, you can decide whether you want to write the exams once you have completed your three assignments per subject and passed them with 50% or above. Matric College will register you if you decide to take the exams. 

If you are taking a short course, you will not write exams. You will only have assignments throughout the duration of your short course which will determine whether you pass your short course. 

If you are studying a Matric Programme, you will have to register with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) during the registration period between October and January each year. You will then write your exams in the May/June exam sitting.

Where Is The College Situated?

There are no physical classrooms because all classes are online. This means your class is wherever you need it to be. There are registration offices in Pretoria, and Academic Support offices in Cape Town.

What Is The College’s Accreditation Or Registration Number?

Matric College is accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB). 

This allows the ICB courses offered by Matric College to be recognised as formal qualifications. 

The NATED courses offered at Matric College are offered in partnership with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning. This way, Matric College does not need to register with QCTO or DHET to be able to offer NATED courses, because Bellview Institute is registered. 

Matric College is a tuition provider and not a school, which means the institution does not need accreditation to be able to offer their Matric Programmes

However, this does not mean that the qualification is not accredited. Once you have completed a Matric programme, you will receive a qualification with the SAQA ID number: 49647. This qualification is awarded by Umalusi, the only qualifications body that offers accredited Matric Qualifications

The short courses are not accredited, but they are offered in partnership with Skills Academy. 

Should I Do Adult Matric Or A Matric Upgrade?

This depends on whether you have written Matric before. 

Adult Matric is specifically for those who did not get to complete their high school education and write their Matric exams. Matric Upgrade is for those who have written Matric, but either failed or were unsatisfied with their results, and would like to improve their results.

Where Will I Study?

You will choose where you study, and you can study wherever you are able. Matric College courses are offered through distance learning, which means you are in control of when and where you study. You can study from home, during your work breaks, and even on weekends. You make the times work for you.

Does NSFAS Fund Matric College?

No, NSFAS does not fund Matric College. Matric College is a private college, and NSFAS only funds South African universities, not private institutions. NSFAS also only funds undergraduate studies, and Matric College does not offer undergraduate courses. 

At Which College Can I Write My Matric?

There are other reputable distance learning colleges that offer Matric Programmes. You can also choose to study for your Matric at a TVET College. Some other reputable distance learning colleges that offer Matric Programmes are: 

  • Bellview Institute of Distance Learning
  • Skills Academy

Note that while you may study for your Matric through distance learning or at a TVET college, you must write your exams in a government-designated venue.

Can I Write My Matric At UNISA?

No, you cannot write your Matric at UNISA. UNISA is a tertiary education institution and does not offer Matric qualifications. UNISA only offers university courses.

Can I Do Matric At A TVET College?

Yes, you can study for your Matric at a TVET college. You will study for your National Certificate (Vocational) qualifications. You will study for NVC levels 2, 3, and 4. These are equivalent to Grades 10, 11, and 12. 

How Much Does It Cost To Write Matric?

It is free to register with the Department of Education to write your Matric exams. However, it is not free to study for your Matric exams. You will pay the fees of the college where you study. These fees will cover your tuition and your study material. 

How Long Does It Take To Get A Matric Certificate?

It will take a minimum of 12 months to complete your Matric studies. Depending on how you choose to complete your six subjects, it can take up to three years to complete. You can choose three ways to take your six subjects: 

  • All six subjects in one year – complete Matric in one year
  • Three subjects per year – complete Matric in two years
  • Two subjects per year – complete Matric in three years

What Can I Study After Matric?

Once you have successfully completed your Matric, or if you already have your Matric, you can study accredited NATED Courses

NATED stands for National Accredited Technical Education Diploma. These qualifications each have three theory levels, followed by one practical level. 

Each theory level takes six months to complete. They are all NQF level 5, which is equivalent to a Higher Certificate. 

The practical level is NQF level 6 and consists of 18 months of work experience. You are placed at a company through iWIL, and your work hours and progress are monitored. A record is kept, which you will submit for review at the end of the 18 months. 

There are seven NATED course streams that you can study at Matric College:

  • Business Management 
  • Educare
  • Financial Management 
  • Human Resource Management
  • Legal Secretary 
  • Management Assistant 
  • Marketing Management

There are also job opportunities after you have completed each year of study.

Job Opportunities At Each Level Of Business Management

Business Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

  • Assistant Manager
  • Sales Assistant 
  • Office Assistant

Business Management: NATED N5 National Certificate

  • Sales Person
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Management Assistant

Business Management: NATED N6 National Certificate

  • Team Leader
  • Workshop Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator

Business Management: NATED N6 National Diploma

  • Business Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Sales Consultant

Job Opportunities At Each Level Of Educare

Educare: NATED N4 National Certificate

  • Educare Practitioner
  • Playgroup Practitioner
  • Au Pair

Educare: NATED N5 National Certificate

  • Child Health and Nutrition Caretaker
  • Day Care Administrator
  • Day Care Manager

Educare: NATED N6 National Certificate

  • Day Care Manager
  • Early Childhood Development Teacher
  • Educare Teacher

Educare: NATED N6 National Diploma

  • Educare Facilitator
  • Nursery School Assistant Teacher
  • Nursery Teacher

Job Opportunities At Each Level Of Financial Management

Financial Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

  • Accounts Clerk
  • Audit Assistant
  • Bookkeeper

Financial Management: NATED N5 National Certificate

  • Administrative Clerk
  • Loan Consultant
  • Sales Team Leader

Financial Management: NATED N6 National Certificate

  • Financial Manager
  • Finance Controller
  • Audit Clerk

Financial Management: NATED N6 National Diploma

  • Assets Management Supervisor
  • Bank Teller
  • Finance Administrator

Job Opportunities At Each Level Of Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

  • Administrative Clerk
  • Human Resource Management Assistant
  • Skills Development Facilitator

Human Resource Management: NATED N5 National Certificate

  • Billing Coordinator
  • Clients Relations Coordinator
  • Risk Administrator

Human Resource Management: NATED N6 National Certificate

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Benefits Manager 

Human Resource Management: NATED N6 National Diploma

  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Labour Relations Consultant
  • Employee Relations Consultant

Job Opportunities At Each Level Of Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary: NATED N4 National Certificate

  • Filing Clerk
  • Junior Conveyancing Secretary
  • Receptionist

Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Junior Conveyancing Assistant 
  • Personal Assistant

Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate

  • Conveyancing Assistant 
  • Legal Clerk
  • Office Assistant

Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Diploma

  • Junior Legal Secretary
  • Junior Litigation Secretary
  • Legal: Committee Secretary

Job Opportunities At Each Level Of Management Assistant

Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate

  • Administrative Clerk
  • Office Manager 
  • Receptionist

Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate

  • Personal Assistant
  • Private Secretary 
  • Typist

Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate

  • Clerk
  • Management Assistant
  • Office Administrator

Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma

  • Assistant Manager 
  • Data Capturer 
  • Executive Assistant

Job Opportunities At Each Level Of Marketing Management

Marketing Management: NATED N4 National Certificate

  • Junior Marketing Writer
  • Marketing Sales Administrator
  • Sales Assistant

Marketing Management: NATED N5 National Certificate

  • Content Writer 
  • Marketing Assistant 
  • Sales Manager

Marketing Management: NATED N6 National Certificate

  • Advertiser
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Researcher

Marketing Management: NATED N6 National Diploma

  • Brand Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Public Relations Consultant

What Can I Study If I Failed My Matric?

There are many other courses you can study at Matric College if you do not have your Matric. The options are:

ICB Courses

You can study two ICB courses without Matric: 

Business Management

The ICB Business Management course requires you to have Grade 11 to apply. There are three levels in the course, going up to the Diploma level:

Financial Accounting

The ICB Financial Management course requires only Grade 10 to apply. This course has four levels, going  up to the Diploma level: 

Office Administration

The ICB Office Administration course requires you to have Matric or Matric Equivalent to apply. 

This means you can study the Matric Equivalent level of either the ICB Business Management course (first level) or the ICB Financial Accounting course (second level) and use this to apply for the Office Administration course. 

This course has three levels, going up to the Diploma level: 

Short Courses

There are also a range of open-access short courses. Open-access means the only requirements are that you are over the age of 16, and that you can understand, read, and write in English. Short courses available at Matric College are: 

Beauty Therapy Courses

Educare & Child Care Courses

Event & Wedding Planning Courses

Tourism & Guest House Courses

What Have We Learned?

  • Matric College has no physical classes, all learning is done online
  • There are registration offices in Pretoria, and academic support offices in Cape Town
  • There are course experts available to help you choose your subjects
  • You will receive your textbooks and other study materials from Matric College, you will not need to buy them yourself

Author: Chloe Bydawell
Published by : Sive Ncanywa
Published Date: June 27, 2022

 

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