Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology (Pty) Ltd, previously PC Training and Business College, commenced operations in 1990 in Tongaat as a Computer Training Centre.
It has since evolved and become a premier Institution of Higher Learning. Richfield is South Africa’s most affordable Higher Education Institution and has been operating successfully for the past 28 years, with 33 Higher Education campuses and 37 TVET campuses operating nationally. The Institution has earned a place in the hearts of over 300 000 graduates who have successfully completed a range of qualifications, thereby providing critical services to those seeking brighter futures through educational qualifications, for themselves and for the world of work.
The Institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education as a Private Further & Higher Education and Training Provider under the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (Reg. no. 2008/FE07/050) and the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2000/ HE07/008) respectively.
The Institution is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE), Umalusi and numerous SETAs. It has also aligned its product offerings to the Quality Council on Trades and Occupations (QCTO). Post School Education qualifications are offered at National FET Certificate, Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate, Diploma and Degree levels in the fields of Media, Information & Communications Technology, Business, Management and Economic Sciences, and Public Administration.
Programmes are available on contact or face-to-face basis as well as through distance learning supported by e-Learning and blended learning. In addition, skills development, studentships and Short Learning Programmes are offered at all sites of delivery. The Institution also undertakes training with the various SETAs, corporates, municipalities and government departments.
In South Africa, the Council on Higher Education has granted and delegated the right and duty to Richfield to confer Degrees, Diplomas and Higher Certificates to successful candidates in compliance with the Higher Education Act and its Institutional Statute.
Students who are awarded Degrees, Diplomas or Higher Certificate qualifications from the Institution are reassured of the culmination of a quality assured process which is also compliant with the
international Quality Standards.
The qualifications are also internationally recognised and benchmarked against leading Universities of the World who offer similar qualifications. Employer endorsements of our students bear testimony to the relevance of Richfield’s qualifications in the workplace.
With capital expenditure of over Two Billion Rands (R2, 0 bn) invested in Campus and Property Infrastructure, Richfield has succeeded in improving the quality of teaching for learning by using technology
in education. It advanced learning initiatives, revolutionized and enhanced learning experiences in the education process. Over 80 000 Tablet PCs have been made available to students registering for Higher and Further Education qualifications, FREE of charge when they enrol at the institution.