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Learn online with Africa's number one University

Join over 30,000 ambitious working professionals who’ve already invested in growing their careers with online short courses and postgraduate programmes from the University of Cape Town and GetSmarter.

Advance your career

A personal commitment to lifelong learning is your most transferable competitive edge: invest in your professional development with an online short course to gain the credibility and recognition you need to successfully advance your career.


Earn a recognised certificate

Our personalised approach to learning, backed by a recognised certificate from our widely respected knowledge partners, fosters relevant and meaningful skills development designed for immediate practical application in the workplace.

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Maintain a work/life balance

Designed specifically for working professionals, our courses allow you to learn online from anywhere, at anytime, while receiving individualised support, mentorship and coaching from a specialised team.

What's it like to learn online with us?

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Learner testimonials

Thousands of busy working professionals have advanced their careers with a part-time short course through GetSmarter - hear what they had to say about learning online with us.

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